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  1. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Just picked up a 2014 SE a couple of weeks ago. I got it for $9999, a low price IMO, but there's a catch: the PO apparently liked to park it under trees with low-hanging branches, so I put money aside for a respray on the rear bumper and trunk lid. it also has 81K miles, a lot for a '14. My '05...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just recently bought this 2001 1.8T Passat, 110k miles. I want to upgrade things on it, but not sure where to start. Those of you that have been successful with yours, what would you do? I know I'm getting new headlights & taillights as far as exterior appearance goes. But even performance...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Have not posted often, but have read for a long while. I have a 2000 Passat Wagon fwd auto V6, leather ,monsoon.. Has 165,000 on it, had it from 35,000~. Body is fantastic, mechanicals showing its age, but it still drives nice. Was going to be my daily driver after we got wife a 2008...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello. My car info is listed in the title, from what I understand that makes it a B.5.5. I'm not mechanical but would rather not sound ignorant. Four months ago I walked into my garage to find the floor covered in oil. The mechanic stated there was oil in the coolant. He said he would...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So this is my current first choice http://www.duraflexbodykits.com/19982001-volkswagen-passat-rs-rear-bumper-duraflex-p-21422.html its going on a black passat which will have all painted lowers but before I buy it I'd like to know what else is out there. I've seen a total of three options so...
  6. The Showroom
    Finally got the windows tinted, and now I'm second guessing my choice for wheels. I think I've got it narrowed down to just 2 options I really like, and was looking for other opinions. Of course, if anyone is a photoshop whiz, feel free to throw them on there for me so I can get a better look...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm about to hit 120k and decided I might as well change the TB since my thermostat is seized open (and its very cold outside...:banghead:) I'm having a hard time deciding where to get my kit from, I think I've narrowed it down it down to 3 or 4 different places: Choice # 1...
  8. Anything Auto
    I am so lost right now, looking for a fun/beater/winter car its going to be a vw budget is 1500 for the car. i've been all across the board, mk3, mk2, jetta, golf, B4 passat vr6, gti, gli. i have no real direction that i want, i am an MK3 guy at heart, girl is pushing me to get an old skool MK2...
  9. Anything Auto
    So the day has finally come. The 98 B5 is finally showing it's age, the engine still runs, but I think the cam tensioner is going out, it makes wierd noises randomly, and the interior is just starting to fall apart. The air conditioner vent in the middle is gone, the trim is deteriorating, and...
  10. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Well im wheel shopping and i cant decide on which wheels i should go with ... all of these wheels im looking @ are 19x8.5 & 19x9.5 .... which ones do you think i should go with ? :confused::confused::confused: im really feeling #3 the black TSW's with the chrome lips ohh buy the way there going...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I hope this is in the proper forum... Well, I'm new here and am in the market for a nice quality used vehicle and figured the people on this site aren't dummies and drive nice cars :biglaugh: and maybe I can get a little insight and opinions. So please, tell me what you think. 2001 BMW 530...
  12. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Alright so I'm down to my 3 picks for rims i would like to get wondering if anyone could possibly Photoshop in what they would like on my car. TIA. I'm also planning to do a 35% or w.e the legal limit is here in good old CT all around. but here are my 3 choices: 1: 2: 3: And heres a side...
  13. Anything Auto
    Well my fiance and I have a 99 Ford Expedition that we are ready to get out of...not a big fan of Ford. We do want to stay in an SUV but not as big as the Expy. So we test drove the T'reg, Lexus RX330, Jeep G Cherokee, and Toy 4Run. The 4run probably best buy and most versatile not happy with...
  14. New Member Introductions
    I am in process of negotiating an 05 passat gls FWD auto sedan. Local dealer has located a white with anthracite leatherette within 400 miles. He's offering 22,377 -534 credit for esp/cold pckg. = 21,843 I am confident I can get this for 21,377... or another local dealership has an 04...
  15. Wheel and Tire Forum
    Hey guys im thinking about getting rims and new tires.. been looking at so many pictures my head is spinning just thinking about it!! Right now Im pretty much in love with these PIAA Super Rozzas in Hyper Black.. I love the huge lip on them http://www.piaa.com/Wheels/Wheel_Rozza.html But they...
  16. Wheel and Tire Forum
    ok, so the time has FINALLY come to purchase my wheel/tire combo :lol: . i had it all figured out for a long time now, i'd get silver flik wasps from edgeracing..... but i just checked the website today and now these nice falkens are on sale, they went from 225/wheel down to 170/wheel, and all...
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, some of you may remember that I used to drive a 2003 GLS V6 and then had a car accident. Well, I'm gearing up to start saving for another car and I'm trying to decide what I want to get... y'know, put a wallpaper on my computer to remind me why I keep working and not spending any of my...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I know many of us are constantly looking at parts for the B5 or B5.5, and now I am stuck in a 'tug-of-war' between different products. Every year I like to spend my tax refund on myself, and this year it is going to be my biggest ever, so i have been think of the following: - Forge Blow-off...
  19. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Allright, I am about ready to put a turbo on my 02 Tip Variant (as opposed to that hair dryer that is on there now). I am debating on which Garrett GT turbo to go with - the 28R or 28RS. Looking at the numbers, the RS will certainly flow more air, but does come on a little later (500RPMs)...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm thinking of an exhaust for this summer on my car but i want something that isn't very loud but has a decent power gain. I heard and drove briefly a Jetta VR6 with a Borla and i liked that tho i didn't get ot drive it at highway speed so i wasn't sure if there was droning at that speed. I...
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