My wife bought it used in 2004 or 5... when we started dating in 2006 I discovered it had been neglected (87 octane and non-syn oil not changed regularly). I tried my best to clean the engine out, but the damage was done... in 2008 the synthetic oil had finally "washed" enough crud into the oil pan to clog the filter - dealer wanted $2000... I figured it was time to get to know this 1.8t a little better and changed the pickup tube, timing belt, water pump and valve cover gasket! Also did the brakes... fronts werent bad, but the rears were a PITA!
2003 Volkswagen Passat (Black)
Wheel and Tire