The Passat is the wife's car so it's an auto. In 2014 I had to make a choice, RAM EcoDiesel or the CTD. I went with the RAM but still wanted the CTD. I finally found one that met the check boxes and was still in my price range.Welcome to the forum! I really want a Ram Ecodiesel and have always like the Passat TDI. It was out of my price range when I got the Cruze though. I was more so looking for either a Jetta TDI or a Cruze. Is your Passat auto or manual?