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  1. Kidnapped California girl found 18 years later

    Off-Topic Forum
    Continuing our series of news stories that really piss you off Hit the link and read the whole article. Too long and sordid to post here.:mad::banghead::cry:
  2. 2005/2006 TDI in California?

    New Member Introductions
    Hello: I live in California, and I am interested in buying a used 2005 Passat TDI Wagon or a 2006 Jetta TDI to possibly run on biodiesel and/or do a veggie oil conversion. However, I know that neither car could not be sold in CA when new because they did not comply with CA's emissions rules...
  3. Tuned Madness: 2009 Edo Competition Ferrari California

    Anything Auto
    Engine 4.3 liter V8 Weight -- Aspiration natural Torque 369 lb-ft @ 5200 rpm HP 500 hp HP/Weight -- HP/Liter 116.3 hp per liter 1/4 mile -- 0-62 mph 3.9 seconds Top Speed 196 mph
  4. Miss California Fired!

    The Black Hole
    Yet another twist: LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Carrie Prejean has been stripped of her Miss California title. "The Miss California USA Organization, in conjunction with the Miss Universe Organization and with the blessing of its owner, Mr. Donald J. Trump, announced today the termination of Carrie...
  5. New California Catalytic Converter Law!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Jay, if this needs to be towed somewhere else, please hook it up and drag it there... I stumbled across this info looking at (and lusting) after a custom mandrel bent system for a couple of my vehicles. :wrench: It seems the CARB enacted new legislation effective Jan 2009 that severely...
  6. catalytic converter 2001 GLX V6 - california

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    hi, so after the timing belt and gasket job is done... now my baby needs 2 new cats and there are none for sale in CA. Anybody has an idea where I can get some? all after marked ones are not for sale in ca... thanks for your help!
  7. Miss California gay marriage stance

    The Black Hole,0,2777847.story So Miss California probably lost the Miss USA crown the other night because of her response to Perez Hilton's question regarding gay marriage. She responded that she believes marriage should be between a man...
  8. Why do I need a freakin slush screen in my air intake in the bay area of California?

    B5 Garage
    I just pulled my air intake to work on the headlight connector and noticed a beautiful and very dead Monarch butterfly (tis the season for that out here) all splayed out on the slush screen between the air intake and the air filter box. At first I thought, oh poor little butterfly, yada yada...
  9. California town to spray-paint lawn bald spots

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  10. FS: 2000 B5 Silver 1.8T Manual in Southern California

    Classified Archive
    I'm looking to sell my 2K 1.8T Manual Passat GLS [172000 miles]. It is in excellent condition and I've kept it bone stock. Just had the timing belt along with the water pump etc changed two days ago. I'm not as tech savvy as most of you guys but I've maintained it quite religiously. I live in...
  11. FREE $2.00 Subway Gift Card for CALIFORNIA Residents Only

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    Subway is distributing 142,500 SUBWAY® gift cards as part of a settlement agreement with the State of California due to claims made that advertised specials were not honored in certain locations. First come, first serve. Click here.
  12. North California- Sacramento Valley to Bay Area

    USA - West
    I was wondering how many of you are located in this area, specifcally Sacramento valley and to the Bay Area and surrounding areas. Also I wanted to know if theres anyone specializing in VW's in this area, (like shop wise or garage) anyplace from Sacramento to bay area and around will do. I was...
  13. California Out Of Money?

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    California controller to suspend tax refunds, welfare checks, student grants John Chiang announces that his office will suspend $3.7 billion in payments owed to Californians starting Feb. 1, because with no budget in place the state lacks sufficient cash to pay its bills. By Evan Halper and...
  14. California Law

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    Had a bit of a rump in the rear of my bumper from a TEACHER at the local highschool. Long story short, I was pulling out of a spot and he thought he could scoot around me. dumba$$... Wondering if the rumor is true that parking lots are no-fault zones? If not i'm getting a new bumper and he is...
  15. FS: 2007 Passat 4DR 2.0T (Bay Area, Northern California)

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    Selling my 2007 Passat Sedan (4DR) since I just got a new 2 seater :) Low Mileage Perfect Condition Purchased May 2007 (4 year/50000 miles warranty) VW Warranty Always serviced on time Silver exterior, black interior PM me for details
  16. One Pic, One Word: 2009 Ferrari California

    Anything Auto
  17. California bank robbed twice — on same day

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    looks like a popular place :lol:
  18. california law, no more free code reading!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    yep that s the info I got from autozone and kragen. it s a new law. i had to buy a reader ($60) today. ah well 60 isn t too bad, now it saves me the trips.. P0441 knocked at my hood..
  19. California judge rules early cell phone termination fees illegal

    Off-Topic Forum See ya later AT&T Sucka's! :salute: uu8
  20. Wett Chip, California Emissions, and a CEL

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi All, So I got a Wetterauer chip about 3-3.5 years ago for my 03 Passat 1.8T GLS and I was coming up on my 5yr/60k miles and so I decided to put the stock chip back into the socket of my ECU before I brought the car into it's final service at the dealership. However, now that I put the chip...