Engine Compartment

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sailing
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Engine Compartment

Post by sailing » Mon May 28, 2018 9:14 am

Does anybody have a B8 Passat where the engine area and underside of the bonnet are not painted in the cars colour?

I went to view a 2018 VW Passat 2.0 TDI 150 GT estate in Atlantic Blue yesterday.
The car is being offered at a very good price with delivery miles. On inspection I lifted the bonnet, to my surprise the inside of the engine bay and under the bonnet were not painted in Atlantic Blue. The whole of the engine bay, just under the inside of the front wings and bonnet were finished in what looks like a prima colour. I am having second thoughts about the car now but was wondering if this is normal practice on all VW cars now.

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Alan Gunn
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Re: Engine Compartment

Post by Alan Gunn » Mon May 28, 2018 2:43 pm

It's like that on a lot of car's today.
My bmw x5 is the same look's like grey primer in the bay.
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Re: Engine Compartment

Post by LetsGoForASpin » Wed May 30, 2018 6:08 pm

Yep, I can confirm its the way they are.
Mine looks like the bonnet was shut when it was sprayed, it was a bit of a shock.
Passat r-line estate 150 diesel - company car, no way I could afford one!

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