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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, so I have read everything I can find on this forum related to water damage and a B5. I'm looking at a local VW for one of my daughters. It's cheap, but has issues. (Of course.) It's got 130K on it, but the owner isn't mechanically inclined enough to have a clue. The story is that the...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought a new set of clear fender lights. They are cheaply made. I spent over 20$ for them and they get moisture in them poorly sealed and the clips that hold them in the fender are junk metal clips. Are the plastic clips better? I go over a couple hard bumps and they are popping out. Very...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Good afternoon Forum friends, I am new to this board. I have been reading posts over the last few days and it has helped me make the decision to buy. I am heading out to purchase the 2006 I have been looking at for about 4-4 days now. I was just curious if anyone has any ideas on what to...
  4. New Member Introductions
    Re: Buying a new 2014 Passat SE 1.8T with sunroof I fell in love with this car. Love the spacious interior and it drives like a BMW. However, when I looked at Consumer Reports, I read some fairly disturbing reviews that this car is not reliable at all. Is this true? I have friends with VW's...
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    hello, I am close to buying this used volkswagon passat GLX 4 got 92000 miles fro my understanding the model has a list of things that go wrong at this mileage the car already has New ty rods, rear breaks and rotors, ABS module. I need to know if there is anything else that i need to check for...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have come across a nice Passat Wagen at a used car dealership. The Carfax shows 1 owner, a TON of service and maintenance done, and no major problems (From what I can tell) No accidents, nothing wrong. Exterior Looks Great, Few knicks and scratches here and there, and the interior is very...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Local seller has a 2002 Passat Wagon 4-motion for sale. Talked to the guy over the phone. Very nice guy.....gave me whole history of the car. 189k. Body in great condition. Tires in nice shape Son called him and said car wouldn't start. Timing belt had broken and bent valves etc. Seller(owns...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all! I new here at passatworld, and also to passats and volkswagens. I've been looking for a new car for a road trip this summer. I found a passat that I'm going to check out today, and I just have a few questions. The car is a 1999 passat V6 2.8 with 223k miles. It's only had one owner...
  9. New Member Introductions
    Hello lads n gents, Im new to this forum. Looking into buying a used Passat so I can join the forum lol! So I found this 01 B5.5 on craigslist for $3000: 2001 Passat 1.8T Mature owner with a folder full of receipts when I came to see the car. It has 230k miles (which is why im posting this)...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I am buying a 3.6L 07-08 passat, and I looked all over the place for people's opinions on the car. It's been very mixed on everything so I decided to come here, where the forum is dedicated to the model. Can I get some feedback on the B6 model? What are the tradeoffs for a 4Motion as opposed...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an opportunity to buy a 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS wagon with about 130k miles for $500 with a snapped timing belt. After a lot of research I believe worst case scenario I can drop a new engine in it for about $1500. Best case scenario, I fix the timing belt. (I'm fully prepared to do...
  12. New Member Introductions
    See my post in B5: http://www.passatworld.com/forums/42-volkswagen-passat-b5-discussion/411201-buying-car-broke-timing-belt.html#post3470625
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been having overheat issues where a good Tstat hardly opens. Noticed lower hose cold even after short drives. Suspecting a no flow issue I'm suspecting a water pump impeller is toast. To buy time till I get into the waterpump R/R I decided to purchase a used after run coolant pump from an...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, On top of my 98 1.8t, I m in the process of buying an Audi 2003 A4 Quattro 1.8t AWM. Sport edition. I saw the car and drove it. It needs some tlc. The idle is a bit rough. The turbo kicks in at around 3000 rpm. Tranny feels smooth. AC not blowing cold. I checked the dipstick oil level...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Would an 07 with 198 k have much life left in it? Have owned other vw' sand German cars and know maintenance is key. Car looks very clean and has lots of dealer receipts. How many miles can you reasonably expect the 2.0l to last? Thanks Kevin
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone. I'm trying to order a timing belt kit and I'm not sure which one to get. It's for a 99 1.8t. There's 152 and 153 tooth belts. From reading it depends on whether I have the original tensioner or the updated one. Now being my car has 70000 on it I presume it's the original. But the...
  17. New Member Introductions
    How do you do? I am new here and would like to ask few things. I am looking to buy this 2010 Passat 2.0T auto DSG with 95k km on it. i test drove today and on display it says "service soon" and EPC light is on. when i started it kinda 'kicks' on idle, rpm gauge seems not jumping but you can...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    We have had an 01 Passat V6 for three years that we bought for my 16 year old daughter. Despite having several issues with the car we are thinking of getting a newer model for my wife. We love the way the 01 handles and the power it has on the hwy is great. I drove the car to UNCW to my...
  19. B6 Garage
    Peeps, My beloved W8 wagon is finally ready for the norse funeral at 180k and we are actively looking for a suitable replacement. Candidates include: B6/7 Audi S4 B6 Passat 3.6 N54 BMW 335i We found a 3.6 4Motion wagon with 98k miles with sport package+ that looks and feels pretty good...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    About 4k miles ago I replaced all the control arms...well they are now gone. :mad: It makes loud creaky noises at all times that it sounds like the front end is about to fall apart. Before I forget, I did tighten all bolts at ride height. I have sent an email to the company, hopefully I can have...
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