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  1. Get excellent driving characteristics with Lexani Tires on!

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    If you're looking for the most efficient and comfortable tires at a price that won’t break the bank, consider Lexani tires. Well-known for its custom wheels, this brand also offers an extensive line of high-performance tires, that are sure to suit your needs, budget, and driving style. Lexani...
  2. Always goo to find an excellent resource

    New Member Introductions
    My wife owns a 2009 CC with about 43,000 miles on it. Rather than to buy a new car, I am researching installing some up to date safety features, i.e. backup camera and blind spot detection. Hope to get some help from forum members.
  3. Excellent AUG Head for sale

    Parts For Sale
    I just pulled the head off a 2001 B5 1.8t. It has a new aftermarket chain tensioner(electronic). The head has next to zero discoloration, varnish. Engine ran perfectly(which I still have), but it seems the only thing anyone needs is the head. $200 shipped to cont US.
  4. FS - B5.5 OEM healamp assemblies, excellent condition, Chicago area $300

    Parts For Sale
    For sale B5.5 headlamps in excellent condition. I took them off my 2004 wagon in 2005 to install HIDs. No discoloration at all. Not polished, OEM clean. $300 for the pair. These sell for $200 each new, and this set is in fantastic condition.
  5. Excellent L & M Foreign Auto experience

    Dealerships and Service
    Hi all, Thanks for the advice, instructions, and recommendations over the years. I highly recommend L & M in Brooklyn, NY. Bill Roth is exhaustive in his questioning and analysis, and more than fair in his pricing. In all, I had the timing belt replaced (and all that goes along with that), the...
  6. Excellent site!

    New Member Introductions
    This site really helped with fixing my Passat. Thank you all.
  7. FS: 2003 Passat W8 4 Motion Wagon Excellent Shape

    Vehicles For Sale
    Super clean 03 Passat W8 4 Motion Wagon. 167k miles. Automatic. Fully loaded like all W8s. Everything works. Fully serviced. Speed sensitive wipers, auto adjusting HIDs, Pioneer Bluetooth radio (steering wheel controls still work!), sitting on Bilstein sport struts all around. Recent...
  8. FS: MkIV R32 three-spoke steering wheel in excellent condition

    Parts For Sale
    One small nick in leather on outside edge, 2 o'clock position, will fill and repair before shipping if desired. $400 with airbag, shipped UPS ground to anywhere you like at buyer's expense. Local pickup and installation help available within 50 miles of 22301. Questions to keithwbloom at...
  9. Excellent Independent VW/Audi Mechanic in Greater Portland, Maine Area

    Dealerships and Service
    I am lucky enough to have found a good independent VW mechanic close to home. John Pastore runs European Engineering Automotives (E2A) in South Windham, Maine. John is an ASE Certified Technician, and has worked many years in the service department of a VW dealership. As well as replacing a...
  10. Coolant Flush Theory w/o thermostat: Bad or Excellent idea?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello! I need to perform a full coolant flush to my 98 AEB and while considering the best way of doing it, this "thing" just hit me: what if I drop as much coolant as possible by the radiator nipple, remove the thermostat housing, take the thermostat out and place the thermostat flange back to...
  11. Escort Passport X50 Radar Detector Excellent Condition

    Misc for Sale
    Working on getting pics up. I'd like $225 shipped priority flatrate or $220 picked up 10463. Radar detector is in amazing shape. Looks and feels like new. Blue display. Includes SmartChord and Mounting Hardware. Will consider trades for phones or other electronics. Possibly some car parts too.
  12. FS: Walnut B5.5 Tip Knob and Chrome Shift Gate Bezel, Excellent Condition

    Parts For Sale
    No cracks, some tiny scratches, will probably polish out, but are hardly noticeable. Hard to find Tip shifters in this cosmetic shape. As new functionality. Included is the LED circuit board within chrome bezel, untested, but appears to be in working order. $50 shipped to US Postal address...
  13. WTT: Excellent condition walnut 5MT shift knob for your trashed one

    WTB/WTT Section
    Is your shift knob finish cracked or deeply scratched? Trade with me and get a like-new looking OE (not Chinese) walnut shift knob for the cost of postage. Really. I picked this excellent condition wood knob yesterday from a 2004 GLX for a project I have been wanting to do, but I didn't need it...
  14. Love my Passat ! Fantastic car that drives excellent !!!

    New Member Introductions
    Hello there. I recently purchased a 2004 Passat GLS 5sp, black in and out. 1.8T engine and the standard 15" VW/BBS rims and 195/65 R15 tires. I absolutely love this car... The power is great, turbo lag is not bad at all, ( in comparison to my DSM 2nd Gen 5spd ) but the handling is what really...
  15. FS: Passat Wheel Hub Cover For 16" x 4 Excellent

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    Sold
  16. Excellent Timing Belt VIDEO Tutorial

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, Just wanted to share with you what I found out by accident on Youtube while browsing around for no reason. This tutorial seems to be up'd by a russian dude but it's in English THANK GOD. The step-by-step is quite good and seems to fit both AEB and ATW engines.
  17. FS: Excellent Cond. 4 Spoke, Standard Steering Wheel (With Airbag!)

    Parts For Sale
    I have my 4 spoke steering wheel for sale with the airbag. No signs of wear and tear, no stripped vinyl, etc. Steering wheel is in excellent condition, and is plug and plug in any B5 or B5.5 Passat. No airbag code on the bag itself, I would test its functionality if I could but I might get...
  18. FS: 2005 V6, 4mo Passat - Ontario (Excellent Condition) OEM+

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    Sold
  19. Just joined- fixed my trunk lock thanks to this excellent forum

    New Member Introductions
    Hi Everyone, Just joined to give feedback on the trunk lock thread that helped me fix/replace the trunk lock on my 2000 Passat sedan. My local non-dealer mechanic had quoted me $300!!! to fix. Well about 1.5 hours of my time (including internet time) and $41 my trunk is fixed with a brand new...
  20. Excellent Indy in Westchester NY

    Dealerships and Service
    If you are in the area of Westchester County in NY, I highly recommend my indy. He specializes in German cars and namely VW and Audi, both gas and diesel. I have been servicing my car ('02 1.8T) there for over a year, and it's always been an exceptional experience in terms of quality of service...
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