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  1. Win a Trip for 2 to Bimmerfest West 2019 California

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    <p class="p1">Love BMWs? Love the West Coast? Love free stuff? Have we got to the contest for you! <p class="p1">You and a lucky friend could be on your way to sunny California to attend Bimmerfest West 2019 taking place on May 25 to 26 in at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. <p...
  2. Any one from California?

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    Greetings all!!
  3. Hello there greeting from california

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    hello there passat lovers!!!
  4. Hello from Northern California!

    New Member Introductions
    My name is Greg and i own a 99 Passat GLS Wagon. Glad to a part of the community!
  5. Win a Trip for 2 to Bimmerfest 2018 California

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  6. Anything in Northern California?

    Events & Gatherings
    Anyone know of any Gtg or events up near Sacramento...
  7. Greetings From California, Where Son's '98 1.8T Wagon Burns Money and Mom

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    Hello Everyone. :hatoff: Hate long posts? :mad: :banghead: :sleep: Skip the fluff and go to the words between the red letters. The," Why Post This Here?" Didn't see an open, "Welcome Thread" nor a valid "Introduction Thread" that wasn't locked so I'll introduce myself here - hope it's not...
  8. 2nd Annual - California 500 Miglia Oct 18-19

    Events & Gatherings
    California 500 Miglia - October 18th-19th Disclaimer: --------------------------------------------- This a pay your own way event. This means even me the organizer pays my own way to attend. Organizing drives is my hobby and I enjoy putting the events on. I also pay for the website and store...
  9. Just Another Day Driving On The Freeway In Southern California...

    Off-Topic Forum
    Dash Cam Captures Women Drivers in San Diego Road Rage Wreck - ABC News
  10. Hello From Los Angeles, California!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello Gang! I decided I should make an account and ask a few questions. I have been on the forum a few times in the past but I'm getting ready to do lots of work on the wife's car this week so I thought I better be ready. She has a 2002, Volkswagen Passat, GLS 1.8T, 2WD, with Auto Trans...
  11. New member from Southern California

    New Member Introductions
    Hi: My name is Mark. I just purchased a new certified pre-owned 2008 Passat a couple months ago. Really love the car, and the information I've found on this site. While I was a little frustrated to discover my "new" 2.0T "uses" oil like gasoline, everything works like a charm and it drives...
  12. California Coast 500 Miglia Overnight Event

    Events & Gatherings
    California Coast 500 Miglia Overnight Event Website for event NorCal Drives California Coast 500 Miglia The California Coast 500 Miglia (500 Mile) is a fun overnight road trip event. The adventure starts in Portola Valley and heads down through Big Sur to an overnight stop in San Louis...
  13. 2001.5 passat GLX 2.8 Totalling Out in Tracy California

    Parts For Sale
    I'm going to send the car to the junkyard soon and if there is any Local interest in any parts let me know. I have the 6 disk CD changer. I also have a transmission filter kit I never got to use along with a case of ATF. Also, I have 2 brand new pre cat O2 sensors I never got to use. A...
  14. California Catalytic Converter Replacement

    B5 Garage
    Has anyone out there had success with aftermarket replacement cats in a California car? Walker lists a CARB approved model but I have not found reports of successful installations. Any real world experience? The car is a 2001 GLX V6 manual transmission.
  15. NOOB from California

    New Member Introductions
    Just about to make a purchase of my first ever Passat in about 2 weeks. It's a 2001 B5.5 1.8T with a 5 speed manual transmission. I do not know anything really about these cars but i'm picking her up for a pretty good price. I have already browsed this site a bit and already noticed all the...
  16. New California Laws For 2013

    The Black Hole
    Read more here: California 2013: New laws take effect today - State Politics - The Sacramento Bee A number of interesting changes, it will be interesting to see how they work out. The religious grooming and sexual orientation therapy will be particularly interesting to follow, given the huge...
  17. Newbie post from California

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, Bought my first 1.8 in brand new in 99, Now I have a 99 GLX 2.8L but it's broken:( What to do? Hope to draw on experience to figure what to do next. Bottom line, 117,000 miles, recently was told a new tranny was needed even though it seemed to be driving fine ( Code PO741) Then it...
  18. Hello from California - new user

    New Member Introductions
    Greetings All! I am a fifty-something male from the San Francisco Bay Area. I recently acquired a 2004 Passat GSX sedan and found this board while searching for some info about sound systems. I look forward to participating in discussions. Regards, Mike
  19. Vag-Com owners in Southern California

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I need to check the abs and traction control lights on my 2003 v6 4motion, but I don't have the vcds/vag-com. I just bought the car, money kind a tight right now to buy the vag-com. Can anyone help me scan my car with your vag-com? I'll give you beer money or gas money. I'll come to you. I...
  20. Nice Car from California in my neighbourhood

    Anything Auto
    I've been seeing this guy around my neighbourhood. He has Cali plates so I think he's lost in the wrong Ontario. I believe it's a Cadillac CTS? Matte Black paint looks sick and the batman symbol is a nice touch.