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    Posted: 01-Feb-2007 at 13:16
Sorry if this is the wrong forum .. I want to avoid crossposting but want as much coverage as possible.

I have the chance at an 03 model saloon, inky blue with cream leather .. BUT .. the rear seats seem fixed.

I spoke to my local VW dealer and he said ALL passats without exception have split fold rear seats, he even showed me the brochure.

Now this being the case how come I can find no release mechanism on the car I looked at today??

Do W8 saloons have split fold rear seats ??

If yes where are the release catches?
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  Quote Garfield Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Feb-2007 at 13:19
Ignore me - I found the answer - it seems the answer is no they are fixed the dealer is clueless and the brochure clearly in error.

Of course if somebody wants to tell me I am wrong I'd be over the moon ...
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Feb-2007 at 14:21
Your dealer is a moron. I believe (but maybe wrong) all 4mo sedans have fixed rear seats.
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  Quote fitzski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Feb-2007 at 14:34
What he said ^^^ - 4mo sedans have fixed seats. The Variant 4mo's have split-folding seats.
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Feb-2007 at 11:48
Yup - my V6 4Motion had a fixed seat back, as does my W8.
Part and parcel to the fully independent rear.
We do get the nice ski pass through though!
You also loose trunk capacity - 15 cubic feet on a FWD Passat, 10 cubic feet on a 4Motion.
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