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  1. B5 control arm replacement -- third time, argggh!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just failed the VA safety inspection for the third time (over the life of the car) for control arm failures. I'm really getting tired of replacing these every 40k miles. This post is part rant, part seeking guidance on what can be done to improve the lifespan (alternatives to stock...
  2. Argggh! I got hit

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My driver side door got backed into by some dink that doesn't know how to operate a rear view mirror. I got two quotes from VW already one for repair and other to replace. Both estimates have a word in there that concerns me. "Fade". Can a fade be done without showing? I think the whole side...
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