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  1. Anything Auto
    I am a student at the University of Oklahoma, and one of my finance professors just claimed that Tesla and Volkswagen are direct competitors in the U.S. along with BMW, Mercedes, and Audi. Just thought this was a wild statement seeing as these cars (Tesla and VW) are worlds apart.
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Here is a little comparison of acceleration [0-60MPH / 0 - 97KMH] between different powertrains in B5 passats. Note that vehicle weight, unlisted modifications and tire/suspension/transmission condition may impact the times. And most importantly the driver and engine condition. Measured times...
  3. Car Reviews & Videos
    Shopping for a new car but can't narrow it down to just one? Use the Car Comparison Tool to compare as many as four new vehicles, with detailed information on everything from price and engine, to fuel economy and rear seat legroom. Hit the link below to get started Car Comparison...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Considering all the new models just hitting the market, this pleasantly surprises me. 2012-2013 Midsize Sedan Comparison - Chevrolet Malibu, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Toyota Camry, and Volkswagen Passat - Motor Trend ,BK
  5. Car Reviews & Videos
    Read the complete 2013 Acura RDX vs Audi Q5 Comparison at
  6. B5 Garage
    On a recent trip from north Georgia to Texas I decided to compare my fuel economy. In this unscientific trip I started with a full tank of 87 octane Shell that had 10% ethanol. On day one I drove south on mostly interstate roads using my cruise set at 68-69 mph. My 2000 1.8t auto got an...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi. I just recently purchased a 2001.5 Passat 1.8T from a lady who did not properly service the car. It was in pretty rough shape when i got it but i cant complain as i got it for a good deal. Anyways I have just applied my first application of ARX and am going to document the results. I will be...
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I bought heavy duty tie rods a few months ago to install when I did the S4 brake conversion. I ended up replacing all of my control arms and the kit that I bought also came with a set of tie rods. I thought it would be interesting to compare the differences. Here is what I found: I should...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just a note that my 02 Passat 1.8T with 140k miles runs smoother, quieter and nicer than my new Wolfsburg Jetta. The 2.0T (love the 2.0T) Jetta is much stronger but the ride is noisy, bumpier, etc. I ended up giving the new Jetta to my daughter and taking back the Passat !
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've put McCulloch 5000K 35W HID capsules in my 03 B5.5 variant. I then put VVME 4300K 35W HID capsules im my wifes 2000 B5 sedan. Yes, yes, I know: her headlights are not projectors. They're aimed carefully and no one has appeared annoyed with high-beam flashes. Regardless, I noted right off...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've recently acquired a 2004 GLS 1.8T (AWM) Tip with 34,000 miles. I still have my 2000 GLS (ATW, same options) with 234,000 miles. I've been comparing the two, and I'm interested if everyone shares my findings. Both cars are absolutely stock and well maintained. They have the same equipment...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been doing a lot of testing of various motor mounts and came to some neat conclusions. One of which is that Meyle motor mount suck, and that there's a HUGE difference between rates of similar part numbered mounts. the 382L is the standard passenger side mount used on most 1.8T's. We carry...
  13. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey guys, its me again, with another easy question. well my front left tire is stripping. i have the stock 98 passat rims which are 205/60/r15. i need a new tire, my grandfather has a tire thats 205/75/r15. would this be ok to put on my rim, or would it have to be exact.
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm curious, like before I'm new to these cars, I've had trucks all before, other than an 88 volvo 240 or something..... but anyways, my question is, what should be a good comparison to my car, as far as speed and acceleration??? My car is a 98 passat 1.8t manual.... My wife has an 03 bmw 325i...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    ...and the B5 wins! I am 6'01" and with the front seat in a comfortable position the B5 has about 3-4" more rear seat legroom than the allroad. I was expecting them to be more evenly matched. Go b5! :thumbup:
  16. Anything Auto
    hey guys, i know this can be taken as a sensitive subject for some. i'm basically on the fence about this. i've always been a fan of the gti, in any form mk1, ii, iii, iv, and v. i was just wondering who has won the battle over the years between the civic and gti. i've done a lot of...
  17. Anything Auto Wow the C63 is a BEAST!
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