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  1. Newbie, considering Passat

    New Member Introductions
    I'm in a south suburb of Houston and considering a Passat SE or SE Tech. The local dealer has what seems to be excellent deals on them. I'm hoping to learn enough here to make the decision one way or the other.
  2. New to site, considering a 2003 B5 Passat with 2.0

    New Member Introductions
    I have a line on a Passat for sale, its a 2003 AWD model with 2.0 engine. The car as 110k miles. Its in great overall condition, no codes, no CEL, no ABS lights, no damage history. Everything works. My question is what I should expect for probabilities of issues showing up in the next year or...
  3. Considering buying 2003 passat wagon 1.8T GL manual

    New Member Introductions
    (was told to make my first post here) I am able to purchase a Passat 1.8t with 96k miles on it for very cheap (less than $800) but there are some problems with the car. First off, the car has been sitting for a couple of years. At first there was a rough idle and a random misfire but that...
  4. Considering purchasing 09 wagon Have some questions

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi, Im considering purchasing an 09 passat wagon, or a sedan. both are fwd 2.0t autos The wagon has 78k miles on it the sedan has 92 I have a few questions before i feel comfortable pulling the trigger How reliable are these cars? this is going to be my new daily driver. I drive 100 miles a day...
  5. Considering purchasing 09 wagon Have some questions

    New Member Introductions
    Hi, Im considering purchasing an 09 passat wagon, or a sedan. both are fwd 2.0t autos The wagon has 78k miles on it the sedan has 92 I have a few questions before i feel comfortable pulling the trigger How reliable are these cars? this is going to be my new daily driver. I drive 100 miles a...
  6. Cat blew out today good times considering K04

    B5 Garage
    Bought car 2 years ago for $500, its a 99 silver 1.8t wagon 5 speed with black leather. It had 140k on it and now has 182k. Ever since I bought it, it just seemed like it had hardly any power. My mother in laws 02 civic automatic can run circles around it. Thats sad.... so today my exhaust got...
  7. Considering buying a new transmission

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Been having lots of problems with a trans leak... it was a crack, got it welded and reinstalled and still leaking from somewhere off the trans... thought it was simply the pan gasket, paid a dude twice to replace it, once with a rubber gasket and again with a paper gasket... still leaked both...
  8. Considering buying a 99 Passat, but I have a few questions

    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. Considering a 2014 passat

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I'm new here but definitely not new to VW. First some background info on my garage. Currently,I have a 2013 sportwagen tdi 6m and 2013 chevy cruze eco 6m. Prior to these my wife and I had 2008 jetta Wolfsburg edition. Because of new 0% for 72 months and my expanding family, I'm...
  10. Considering Passat 4Motion wagon, what to look for?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have never owned a VW, but I would like to get an AWD wagon. My previous was a BMW e46 AWD wagon, but I had to sell it. Now, I started looking at similar vehicles and it looks like VW puts out something I might be interested in and I have found in the Passat 4Motion. Two I have found are a...
  11. Seriously considering a 2.7 Swap

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yeah yeah...heres another thread on this topic.... Ok so my brother has an 2001 Allroad that was just totaled. There is a strong possibility he's gonna buy it back for a part out. So if you need any Allroad parts, let me know. My car is a 2003 AWM, donor is the Allroad. So far what I've found...
  12. Considering transmission TRANSFER CASE swap ANY ADVICE?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On my 2000 Passat w/Triptonics trans code:EFP because its leaking gear oil due to hitting a rock on the road. I believe satan put it there till this day :icon_eek: but anyways, do you guys recommend this at all? I was just planning on buying a new tranny :banghead: but my machanic brought up...
  13. Considering b5/5.5 passat as first car

    New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, im 20 and finally have a light enough schedule to properly learn how to drive and obtain my license, and am hoping to have it by summer time. By then I should have around $5,000 saved up, and have been looking for potential used cars to buy as my first car. I want a midsize 4...
  14. Replacing my totaled Passat with another one. Some questions on one I'm considering.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all, I first joined here in July 2008 when I got my first car, a 1999 Candy White V6 5MT. On Wednesday morning on my way to class, I put it into a guardrail at about 30-35 MPH and it's totaled. (Waiting on insurance to clarify but as you can see from the pictures -> Photo Album - Imgur...
  15. Considering a CPO B6 Wagon purchase...choice between 2007 and 2009

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Thought I would ask for advice. (cross-posted on Vortex) We are looking at CPO vehicles because of the 1.99% interest offer, and have found 2 Passat B6 Wagons. Both CPO. 1. 2007 3.6 4Mo--69,000 miles, 2 owners, and a crapton of work done including new transmission coil packs and timing chain...
  16. Is this the a/c high pressure switch - considering changing it out

    B5 Garage
    This is off of the passenger lower cover next to the fog light. Is this silver thing the high pressure switch off of the A/C? How do I get this thing off? I'm thinking I want to change it out. Here are the issues: A/C works 80% of the time. A/C will kick off when in stop and go traffic or when...
  17. Considering an AWD sedan

    New Member Introductions
    Hello all just wanted to post one to introduce myself. Been tempted to upgrade from my little 2.0 to an AWD passat. So now I'm doing some research to see what I might be up against. Been in a vw for a while and my fam has had a few since starting with a nice little yellow rabbit in the 80s. I do...
  18. I'm considering selling my Passat and never touching a VW again

    B5 Garage
    So I'm on my second Passat. I had a '99 1.8t and totaled it. I loved the car so much that I bought a '04 V6 4motion wagon. I want to first state that I'm one of those people who loves all kinds of German-made things (it's irrational, I know). We just had a weekend full of rain, and I have...
  19. Considering 235/45/17. Any issues with lowering?

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hi all! I have a set of the A4 17" 5 spoke wheels (et45) and considering 235/45/17 all around on my 99' B5 Variant. I will be also be adding sport springs and new shocks next month (springs are High Tec from ECS, 1.3,1.5 drop). Will there be any rubbing or fitment issues on this size tire...
  20. Considering getting a 2007 2.0t Passat. I have some questions

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I currently have a 06 Hyundai Tiburon Special Edition and im looking to get something bigger (sedan). I saw a few 2.0t turbo passats for sale on auto trader but i have some questions. I read reviews and they were mixed and now its shying me away. Its either "this is the best car ive ever owned"...
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