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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hi, I'm a student and just like many other students, I'm running on low budget when it comes to luxuries such as fancy cars and other amenities. I got a 2010 Passat with 73K miles on it. Running pretty good apart from a couple things I had changed. I wanted to know what it would cost me on...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am out of the loop on how much things cost to get fixed and this is a big chunk that the repair place has told me. It seems right but I just want someone to tell me it is worth it. Vacuum Leak: replace Upper vacuum system $190 Oil Leak: Lower Dipstick, originally thought it would be not so...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Just perusing thru some of the threads here, I see that the VW seems to have high maintenance costs. Spark plugs at 40k miles? Most other manufacturers plugs will go 100k. Oil specs that are nearly proprietary? That seems like a scam. $620 40k maintenance? That seems obscene in modern times when...
  4. Anything Auto
    So I had recently done some work to my wife's B6 A4. Coolant flange to be exact. I knew it needed a CCT and VCG but I was waiting for some time to do it. That was likely the cause for the flange o-ring failure in the first place. One month later, the flange is leaking again. I figure that...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What is the hourly labor rate at European repair shops in your area? Mine is 85.00 per hour.
  6. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    Hi all, I've finally opted out of my company car scheme and have bought a VW Passat 2.0 TDI Sports BlueMotion on a PCP (chosen car, its 'on hold' for me till the weekend when all being well, I'll be taking it). Its a Nov 11 plate, 21,600 on the clock and very well spec'd. The VW dealer has...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi folks, Any you guys know a cheap courier that would take alloy wheels and tyres to N. Ireland from UK (Swansea) ??? Thx in advance:thumbup::thumbup:
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey guys. I was wondering what repairs have you done to your b5.5 passat and how much and around what mileage All my problems began at 68k Oil leaks at 68k: End cap cam seals-VW dealer. $36, repair cost $80 Valve cover gaskets- victor reinz. $54, repair cost $320 Fuel filter at 70k-bosch. $27...
  9. New Member Introductions
    So i've been thinking really hard lately about purchasing a 2003 Passat 1.8L turbo with 97K miles on it. However, some of the customer reviews that I have read on it tells me that this vehicle is VERY high in maintenance cost, especially after hitting 60K miles. I have heard that the V6 is very...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just wanted to let people know what I found out htis week. My car broke down and I towed it to dealership (I know, bad idea). I did not know any other place close enough. The dealership came up with $5300 worth of repairs that should be done. I really only needed the axle fixed at the time...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey,I am new here. I have a 2000 Passat wagon 4motion that needs a new starter.Any guess-timates as to the cost of having a new or rebuilt starter put in? Thanks!! The Winegeek:driving:
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i am using 1999 2.8 glx. went to precisiontune for CEL on/off. Was told coolant temp sensor is gone and charged $90(45 each) for parts and $100 labor. Also radiator flush/fill another $80. How fair are these prices? Just using for the past 6 months, have no idea abt the repair prices Also told...
  13. Anything Auto
    Discuss.:) http://www.luxist.com/2010/08/11/the-ultimate-car-collectors-crash-pad-yours-for-a-cool-35-mil/
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm curious those of you that have gotten your blocks and crank shafts machined how much did it cost? I'm going to be buying a used crankshaft and would like to get it machined and balanced and figure I might as well get the block done as well maybe even the heads but just depends on cost I...
  15. Anything Auto
    Not including exotics Entire list here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=txMjiTWi9TXACBv6OkqgnmQ&single=true&gid=1&output=html http://frugalmechanic.com/press/best_and_worst_cars_to_maintain Guess I should have bought a Chevrolet Citation or Yugo for cheap parts... :bowdown: :lol:
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    There was an argument recently about costs of alternator replacement. I'm not usually one to butt into other people's business, and I agree with what some said that it can be done much cheaper, however the fact remains that replacing a V6 alternator at VW or other shops can, and will, total...
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