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  1. Pulling the trigger on the 2002 B5.5 VR6 in 2018

    New Member Introductions
    You know the feeling you got when you spotted your future wife / husband.......Same thing happened when I saw this Passat. I have owned VW's for the past 10 years (i'm 32) from Golfs, Jettas, CC's, but the B5.5 passat grandpa has always caught my eye. Long story short, I'm going to look at the...
  2. Thinking of buying at 09 passat CC

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I love the way it looks but I'm not sure if it's worth it since i seen a lot complaints on this card. Car is on 100k miles and I know it would need some maintenance right away and I would like to know how hard is to work on this engines? Is there a position service for this car just like the b5s?
  3. Buying advice 07 Passat wagon, trans issue

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi guys, I'm usually on Mercedes forums and DIY all mine, but.... I found a 07 Passat wagon value edition for $3,400, this would be for my son, looks pretty clean in pictures and its close to me, Says trans has issue with shift solenoids, I can probably replace them myself with the kit, would...
  4. might be buying a b6.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    so, i currently own a b7 TDI, and due to the settlements, i very likely will be taking the money and walking away from the car. i do love it, but the $20k they'll give me for the $15 i payed for it is TOO convincing. that said, i still want a passat, and for the most part it seems that the...
  5. Buying an '05 with bad turbo....

    Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I'm buying an '05 with 215,000 miles. It starts fine but turbo is fried. 2 previous owners, car looks good for mileage and age. I'm paying $500 for it. Any advice would be appreciated .
  6. seeking advice on buying 07 passat

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi All, Am considering buying a 2007 Passat Wagon, 2.0 T, auto, 59K miles, a one owner veh with pretty detailed service records from VW dealer via carfax. My question, are there any specific issues I should be looking for during the pre-purchase inspection? I have owned numerous VWs (old skool...
  7. Thinking of buying a '12 Audi Q5 2.0T PP with 100k miles for my wife. Any advice?

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    I'm looking to introduce my wife to the world of german motoring with a used 2012 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium Plus after years of Toyotas and Fords. The car is a company car of a good friend on ours and his company is selling it. I know there hasn't been any big accidents (aside from an incident with a...
  8. buying a B7 on Wednesday

    New Member Introductions
    its not my first vw, in 2002 i bought a new GTI, mods were upsolute chip and downpipe and an intake, had it dynoed and it put down 225hp with 285tq, the thing was a beast but had to sell before it became smog test eligible. now im in need of a new car and the passat looks like my best option, i...
  9. Possibly buying a 04 Passat V6

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all. This is related to my B5/B5.5 post Went to see the car yesterday. It's a 04 V6 GLX with ~ 186.000. I only had an hr to look at it, The interior/ exterior is in really good shape. A decent cleaning and I would put it at a 8-9 for it's age. It appears to have been well taken care of...
  10. Buying a non-running 2002 Passat - Possibly the Fuel pump?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Possibly purchasing a 2002 Passat that does not run. Has 130k Miles on the Odo with no records. Problem: Cranks but does not start -Has spark on at least two cylinders that we tested. -Tried to start with MAF unplugged with no luck -Listened for buzz of fuel pump but could not hear it. Had...
  11. Advice on buying 2011 Passat 1.8TSI DSG

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi Guys Im in the purchasing stage of a 2011 Passat 1.8TSI DSG Comfortline. Car is in prestine condition and has just under 95000KM and has VW motor plan to 100000KM. This is the problems is just before we can pick up the car, the car went for its 80 point check, The guys picked up a battery...
  12. FAQ about buying a B5 Passat (1998-2005)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I thought the below might be helpful as a Sticky; can anybody think of anything that should be added? ******************* It is VERY common for new users to post here "I'm thinking of buying a [1998-2005] VW Passat..." This post is meant to answer a lot of the common questions: Q: "What is a...
  13. Buying a 2012 Passat. Seller wants $2k above blue book. Need advice from experts

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Hi folks. A 2015 Golf TDI owner here who is looking for an additional car for my family. I just test-drove a 2012 Passat today, but I need some help deciding whether to move forward with an offer or not. The seller is asking for $2,000 above the Blue Book value. Here's the car description...
  14. Advice Buying A Used Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am looking at buying a used 2003 Volks Passat GLX AWD 2.8L V6 Gasoline. This will be my first ever Volkswagen and I was just wondering what sort of Tips you guys have for me. I read about the recall for these cars but it seemed like the oil sludge problem only applied to the Diesels. Am I...
  15. New or Used Passat Buying Input

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    Time for a new Passat. I'd prefer a diesel for the mileage, but would consider a V6 gas model. Have there been any mechanical or electrical problems with Passats from recent years? Or things I should look out for with a used Passat? Any and all recommendations appreciated. thanks
  16. Considering buying 2003 passat wagon 1.8T GL manual

    New Member Introductions
    (was told to make my first post here) I am able to purchase a Passat 1.8t with 96k miles on it for very cheap (less than $800) but there are some problems with the car. First off, the car has been sitting for a couple of years. At first there was a rough idle and a random misfire but that...
  17. Buying a 2008 2.0t with 80k miles...

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I'm looking to buy my first VW next week. It's a 2008 Passat 2.0t Lux automatic with 80,000 miles. The price is excellent and it has maintence records of the following: - Synthetic oil changes every 5k miles - Brake fluid changed at 18,000 miles - Thermostat and Coolant Temp Sensor replaced at...
  18. Thinking of buying another 2.8 30v Passat...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Our GLS 4 motion needs it's valve cover gaskets doing on both sides, and cam shaft seals, which I was happy todo myself. But I've recently been told by my mechanic it may also need the head gasket doing (i'm getting a second opinion on monday). However, down the the road a guy is selling a GLX...
  19. buying an 03 Passat Wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    l.8 turbo, manual tranny. Anything in particular to look for? Car has 166K on the clock. I test drove it and it drives absolutely perfectly. Its in surprisingly good shape and currently at a trusted mechanic friend of mine's shop to be gone thru, but i'm just curious if there are any items...
  20. Considering buying a new transmission

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been having lots of problems with a trans leak... it was a crack, got it welded and reinstalled and still leaking from somewhere off the trans... thought it was simply the pan gasket, paid a dude twice to replace it, once with a rubber gasket and again with a paper gasket... still leaked both...
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