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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hey all, Bought a 2012 Passat SEL last on the 10th. Loving everything about it except the fuel economy (readings, anyway) so far. 101k miles, great service history (knew previous owner). Can't find much that's not to like about the car except the ridiculous coin sorting trays in the driver's...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi VWers, Back after a long time!. My B5 is at 178K, still running solid. Use it occasionally. No plans to sell it. The last timing belt was done at 90K. With that said the labor to change the timing belt is well over or close to the price of the car, I am contemplating if I should I even...
  3. New Member Introductions
    So, just got my first VW. 99 Passat 156k miles 1.8l It is by no means perfect. Got it as a car to take kid to school and things like that. My other vehicles are big Ford Super Duty trucks (live in the boonies with horses). I have a lot to learn. I will probably ask some questions soon, but...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is just a FYI for anyone who has to crank excessively to start, and the usual things like CTS or purge valve were not the cause. I recently posted about my A4 loosing power infrequently, then totally quitting on the road. It turned out to be a fuel pump wire, in the tank, that had broken...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Ok, so love my B5.5. It's stock, stock, stock and would like to know what mods to consider, if any, that you feel made the biggest difference for you and enhanced your overall driving experience. From the little things to the bank account-destroying. Enlighten me!
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm starting to consider selling my beloved 185k miles '99 B5. I'm thinking I may stay with a Passat because I haven't regretted my purchase of my current one (which I've had for six years). If I look at moving to a newer MY, what years do I avoid (if any)? I'm thinking I'll probably go new...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I want to lower my '10 B6 TDI estate and am considering a Koni FSD/spring package. I've got a set of 18" Golf R rims with 245/40's and I'm chasing a slightly lower than OEM look (-30mm). I was hoping for a ride similar to ACC in sport mode, nothing bone jarring but something that lets me feel...
  8. Anything Auto
    Then explain to me why you have never heard of the BMW M8... :poke: :crazy: :puke:
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I (mostly) love my '99 1.8T with 180k miles (though I'm having serious trouble with my fuel door release, but I'll put a thread in the garage about that). However, there's an '03 A4 1.8T Quattro sitting very near my house for sale. It's manual, has around 108k miles, and I think the For Sale...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
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  11. Anything Auto
    http://www.thautomobile.de/fahrzeuge_en.htm Dear God...:bowdown: the thing isn't the most beautiful car in the world, but being able to smoke a lot of performance cars in a party wagon would make my day
  12. Anything Auto
    If you were in the market for buying a used one year old car, would you consider buying one that was used as a loaner car or "corporate fleet vehicle"? I'd be concerned with it being red-lined by a hundred different people a WHOLE lot.
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi, I made the mistake of helping my mother shop for a car. Now I have been bitten by the "new car bug" myself. Im looking at a 2008 A4 btw. My current ride: 2003 GLX Sedan with 4Motion (currently exactly at 98000 miles) keeps getting quotes of $6,500. The problem is with the miles...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello everyone, I have a 2000 Passat ATW and looking to chip the ECU for some more power. But there is something i would like to ask before making the decision: 1/ Is chipping mean re-program my current ECU in the car? Does anything else needed to be done? :confused: 2/ How would Chipped ECU...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, after pissed off about what happenned to my B5.5 (tree fell on top of it, read the post a few days ago) I found a reason to cheer up, here is is: I found another Passat on the market and here is the specs: 2001 passat wagon GLS 53k miles black w/tan leather heated seat steering...
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