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  1. Help me decide: B5 sedan > B5 wagon

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sooo.... I have an opportunity to pick up a 2000 B5 1.8t tip wagon for dirt cheap. Thinking about picking it up and moving all of the bits from my salvage title 2000 B5 1.8t tip sedan. Good idea or no? Both have 180k+ miles. Wagon has had engine rebuilt @ 110K, Timing belt/water pump/various...
  2. trying to decide on wheels

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I've got a silver '05 Passat B5.5, these are the final two choices. I'm really diggin the RS4's but still would welcome opinions. Thanks. XXR Wheels: 531 18x8.5 Hyper Silver Rims Audi RS4 Deep Dish Replica Wheel
  3. Rims question, help me decide?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, I have a 2007 Passat, got it used for a great deal. Now I'm fixing it up, had a lot of body work done on it, and the final step is rims. I don't mind the stock rims but the previous owner (a woman, with all due respect) was an expert at curb rashing rims, most likely due to the lack of...
  4. help me decide

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    ok guys i have asked this question and researched this a couple times i get the same answers but not acurate enough to make a decision on my own. I found a wheel i like and it have he choice to order any offset i would like. The wheels specs are simple 18x9 front and 18x10 rear. now if you guys...
  5. Help me decide - B7 or not?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    (Part of a x-post from the noob discussion) Hi all.. I was b55er over on years ago. Today I'm thinking about moving over to a B7. My current rides are: 2009 Mazda 5 (80k) 1998 Porsche 986 (28k) Some past rides 1980 Audi 5000s Diesel 1987 Audi 5000s 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 1990...
  6. Thinking about a Passat - Help me decide

    New Member Introductions
    Hi all.. I was b55er over on years ago. Today I'm thinking about moving over to a B7. My current rides are: 2009 Mazda 5 (80k) 1998 Porsche 986 (28k) Some past rides 1980 Audi 5000s Diesel 1987 Audi 5000s 1990 Audi Coupe Quattro 1990 Audi 90 1971 Porsche 914 1998 VW Passat B5...
  7. Tire size suggestions. i cant decide..

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    So a few months ago I bought some new shoes for the b5. Previous owners tires are way too small for me to run. He was on a bagged mkv. My wheels are staggered, 8 wide in the front and 9 wide rears. The p.o. has 205/40r17 up front and 205/45 rear. Front tires are almost 2 inches shorter in...
  8. Maybe you guys can help me decide

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Looking for a new used car for the girlfriend and I. We love the passat we have now 2003 v6 w/ tip, so we been wanting to get an early A4 sine they are built on the same platform and all. I've managed to find two with in the price range of 3500 to 4000 dollars. This is where I need some advice...
  9. Should you buy that used VW Passat? This flowchart will help you decide

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Seems like every day we get another person asking this question on the forum. Here is a flowchart to help you decide (click twice on the picture to view full size)
  10. Help a procrastinator decide on Headlights

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My car is nearly 6 years old now, still using the headlight bulbs that came from the factory (disabled DRLs within days of delivery.) They were never great to begin with, and are dimming with age. Problem is, I've been procrastinating replacing them for ages because I can't decide what to get...
  11. Soon to be a new dad - help me decide what vehicle to get next

    Anything Auto
    Hey guys, I have been racking my brain trying to figure out what car to buy in the next couple of months. My wife and I are expecting our first boy in May :) Our garage right now has 3 great cars. I have an '06 Acura RSX Type S as a daily driver. For the weekends, I currently have a low...
  12. Trying to decide on CC

    Volkswagen Passat CC Discussion
    I had a '99 Passat and sold it on '08 for an Audi A4 SE. This site was the life blood of my ownership with my car and made me a happy owner :thumbup:. So I am back looking for advice on the CC. My husband and I are now in the market for a new car. We were thinking of leasing another Audi, but...
  13. Help me decide on a powdercoat color...

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    for my BBS VZ 18x8" wheels. The exterior of my car is stock except for dual tips and a black trunk emblem. Future appearance mods might include red tail lights, tinted windows, black or color matched headlights, clear or smoke corners. Anyway. I borrowed this picture from doubleu8, so this...
  14. Help, stuck trying to decide!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have been "lurking" the board for a couple of weeks now, trying to get as much information & knowledge before I decide to get a Passat. We have looked at ALL other car options & it appears that the Passat would be the best for us. I need a car that is good on fuel, holds well on slick roads...
  15. Help me decide - VR6-T, SC or ICE/interior

    Anything Auto
    Ok, discussed with the wifey and some of you at S-Fest know what I'm talking about at well.......(Mike, since you offered to install) 2003 GTI VR6 24v My original plan was to continue with the interior since the back seats were lost to the fire....two-tone plus upgrade speakers etc. This...
  16. On a cell phone while driving GOOD OR BAD you decide????!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Check this out VW fellas The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph. The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle. The riders reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident. The...
  17. can't decide, need a little help.

    The Showroom
    i installed my shark fin antenna from going fast yesterday and think i am going to keep it black what do you guys think? i also have this rear lip spoiler that i need to get painted so i can install. thoughts???
  18. I can't decide on headlight (bulb) upgrade

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    OEM HID lights are just plain superior to anything halogen. Unfortunately, my Passat didn't come with them. Now that the car is 4 years old, the stock bulbs are beginning to dim, and I'd like to replace them. But I'm not sure which route to take. Option 1: HID upgrade. Seems you can get these...
  19. I'm stuck and can't decide, need input

    Wax On, Wax Off
    I put this in here because it has to do with exterior work. I've ordered a pint of VW factory spec Candy White paint to re paint my hood with, and clear coat. Now, i myself am not a paint wiz, but my neighbor across the street knows quite a bit about cars in general, and repainted his Mustang...
  20. Show me your FMIC's and please help me decide

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello to all! So, my K04 arrived last week, now it's time for a FMIC. The first time a ask here I was recommend to buy this one. But friends of mine told me EBAY FMIC's doesnt cool enough and most of them are crap. So I continued searching and so the forge on ECS (with I in love) but also...