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    How I know if my car is B5 or B5.5?

    I have a Passat 2002 1.8T and i need to know if my car is B5 or B5.5?
    Anyone can awser this for me please?
    Im a newbee on passat world.

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    A 2002 is definately a B5.5.

    The chrome trim is usually a dead give-away as the B5 doesn't have it stock.


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    I'm going to make a guessedimate that you have a B5.5.

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    the headlights are a good tell too

    B5



    B5.5


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    If its 2002, then its a B5.5

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    If the tail lights are round circles, it's a .
    If people say nice Jetta and the tail lights look like a Jetta, it's .

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAmazingDave View Post
    A 2002 is definately a B5.5.

    The chrome trim is usually a dead give-away as the B5 doesn't have it stock.

    No it's not. The B5.5's came out in 2001.5.

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    grills are longer too more bars going across and there are partial rub strips not a full one going across

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    Quote Originally Posted by dougmcp View Post
    If the tail lights are round circles, it's a .
    If people say nice Jetta and the tail lights look like a Jetta, it's .
    people tell me nice jetta and i have a 5.5. and my euro plate says NOTAJETTA and i still hear it!

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    LOL @ the euro plate thing 1.8T PAWR.. especially since you still get Jetta comments. That must be annoying. Having a B5.5 I've only had someone mix it up with a Jetta once (actually my dad's friend who owns a town fair and put my tires onto my rims then threw the rims on my car, then about 10 mins later he mixed up a Mk5 Jetta with a Passat LOL). I get Audi comments much more often than Jetta mix-ups (badgeless grille probably helps confuse people).


    Quote Originally Posted by ElliottG View Post
    No it's not. The B5.5's came out in 2001.5.
    What do you mean Elliott, how's it not? 2002 IS a definite B5.5, b/c like you said 2001.5 was the start of B5.5's. And the other half of the post referring to the rub strips is also correct to my knowledge (unless they were swapped with aftermarket chrome strips).

    As already stated above.. headlights & tail lights are the main ways I personally tell the two apart, but there are a few other ways as also stated above.

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    the taillights are square on a b5. more triangular on a .5

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1.8T PAWR View Post
    people tell me nice jetta and i have a 5.5. and my euro plate says NOTAJETTA and i still hear it!
    Hehehhe, that's pretty damn funny. I want a europlate that says NOTAJETTA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElliottG View Post
    No it's not. The B5.5's came out in 2001.5.
    right, exactly why I said his 2002 could only be a B5.5...

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