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General Information

Year
1997
Make
Volkswagen
Model
Passat B5
Color
Metallic blue
Packages
Comfortline
History
So I live in Denmark (Europe), we don't do the whole GL/GLS/GLX thing here, we got Startline/Trendline/Comfortline/Highline.

!!! NOTE !!! All of the repairs were DIY besides the trackrods and the auxilliary drivebelt.

We also got a 180% registration fee, so we basically pay almost triple the amount of what most other countries pay. 100k car becomes a 280k car, and insurance costs me around 2.2k USD a year, because of the outrageous prices in Denmark. We do get free medical help and school though.

I got it from my parents on my 18th birthday (You have to be 18 to get a license in Denmark)
My parents unfortunately do not have licences, so they do not have any knowledge at all regarding cars, and it turns out they got scammed :(

Within the first month, I changed both driveshafts, the suspension due to some VERY old coilovers that were so rusty I couldn't raise the car (It was bottoming out pretty much everywhere,) the track rods and the auxiliary drivebelt.

Since then I have changed all of the control arms and the tie rods, front anti-roll bar.


My plans is to sell it around spring/summer 2013 and buy another one from Germany and import it to Denmark. When that time comes, it's time to mod, A LOT, already got parts laying in the basement worth around 4K USD.
1997 Volkswagen Passat B5 (Metallic blue)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Not modified
Interior
Not modified
Exterior
Debadged grill, tinted rear windows, clear front/side indicators.
Audio
Sony CDX-GT430U headunit with Volkswagen Sound System (4 x 5.25" & 4 x 1.1")
Suspension
JOM BlueLine Coilovers
Wheel and Tire
Summer
195/65-15 Michelin Energy Saver
6.5 x 15 Steel rims with Passat B5 caps on

Winter
205/55-16 Continental ContiWinterContact TS850
7.5 x 16 Mercedes W211 Avantgarde

Yeah yeah I know it's supposed to go the other way around, but the steel rims came with the car, and I got the Mercedes rims from a friend, and I didn't wanna buy two sets of tires.

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