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  1. Video: Top 10 Most Expensive Cars

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    Funny, or not funny? Top 10 Most Expensive Cars in the World
  2. NOOB member- Should I buy a warranty?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am a Noob on this blog. I own a 2003 Green VW Passat GL 6 cylinder(72k miles). I purchased it about 6 months ago with 55k miles on it. It is my first German car and I love it. I call it my "dimoni de la velocitat" (German for Speed Demon). However I have had two expensive repairs...
  3. Most expensive used parts?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    H there I am very new to passat, so I am trying to learn all the little tricks, tips. As far as buying used parts, what are the most expensive ones aside from the big stuff I.e. Engine transmission. In your guys experience; small things that fail on the b5 commonly, that are pricy to buy used.
  4. ECS Tuning PVC kit why so expensive for the 03 AWM kit?

    B5 Garage
    Is there an alternative for this, can someone explain why its so much more, I don't understand the difference.
  5. Vibrations Solved after 18 long, expensive months!!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well after about 18 months of vibrating the problem is finally solved, and boy is it stupid! I have replace brakes, rotors, tires, rims, Raxle Axles to no avail, I was ready to replace the engine, tranny and snub mounts when I went to go get my tires rotated and balanced. Come to find out, my...
  6. Should I just get rid of my car? It is so expensive in the last year!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 passat that I got new. For years I used it as a spare car, but since gas went up the last 3 years I have used it daily. it has 114,000 miles on it now. It was always more expensive due to having to use premium fuel and synthetic oil, and things always seemed so expensive on it, but...
  7. Does this seem a little expensive?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I tripped a code so i took it to a shop and they said my 2001 1.8t passat needed a chain tensioner so I told them to replace the timing belt while they were at it.It's at 113k so it needed serviced. They told me it would cost 800 for the timing belt and 1200 for the chain tensioner. Im no...
  8. I submit to you, the most expensive piece of plastic you've ever seen

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    Home Page > Search > 078 103 221 AK > ES#283279 Breather Hose - 078103221AK I love ECS, they're great. But the pricing on a part like this is insane! :crazy: I'm sure it's more like the cost of that part is high for ECS as opposed to ECS marking it up to the gods, but for what is likely a...
  9. EPC light, limp mode, expensive throttle problem?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I have a 2006 2.0T Passat- Just bought it 6 months ago... The first long drive we took it on... Two hours after driving, while using cruise, it went into limp mode, EPC light came on... We could still drive about 60mph so stayed there until we could pull off. Turned the car off, waited back on...
  10. Holy Expensive Batman!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    What are your thoughts... 2003 1.8T 170K Timing Belt Kit Valve Cover, Chain, Tensioner Coolant Reservoir and apparently a water pump in the back that is leaking coolant? Other small misc items 10 Hours Labor $2500. :puke: I don't want a new car. And I'm not going to do these things...
  11. Expensive brake job on B6!!!

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    So my wife took her 07 wagon for an oil change and the "voluntary" ignition coil recall and they were also trying to sell her that she needs a brake job in the rear... They told her $900 for replacing the rear brake pads :icon_eek: I would assume at that price the break pads are made out of...
  12. Another expensive weekend lesson.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I lost the one and only key for my b5.5.. Along with work keys, house keys etc. So I call the dealer and of course they have to have the car in their posession. The closest dealer is 90 miles away. So the bill thus far is towing, key, programming, after the car gets dragged out of my front yard...
  13. Most expensive car in the world, One 77

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    WOW! For a cool 1.2million POUNDS (yes I said Pounds, as in English pounds). The Austin Martin One 77
  14. The expensive year.....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I finally blew out the flex joint on my exhaust. NINE freaking years this thing lasted! I also need new shocks, and my timing belt, front wheel bearings, and two new control arms will be due in 10K miles. Whatever! My Passat is making funny noises right now. It's kind of hilarious. Sounds like...
  15. It's getting real expensive to own my B5...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2003 Passat GLS 5 speed manual trans that I really love to drive. When it's working it's a great car. Tonight it left me and my family on the side of the freeway until the tow truck arrived. Recently, it's needed valve cover and cam riser seals replaced (seeping oil), had the CV...
  16. This is going to be expensive.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My right side flex pipe is screwed and sputtering, so I went to a indy garage to get a price on a new one and he told me $1100! :banghead: Now I don't know what I should do. Can I get some advice? Maybe anyone that replaced their flex pipe too? Thanks.
  17. Boats are getting expensive....

    57 and counting now... Next one is 450K+..... it's getting rediculous. I need the boats though as I have a new farm 2+ hours from me that is pulling 23 boats per pillage.....
  18. Chipping/Flashing expensive why?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi guys! Newbie question but after reading about all these companies like APR, Giac, Revo, Neuspeed and similar I just ask my self what do I pay for? To me it seems like you just load a optimized setting through the OBD port on your car and that's it? I don't mean it's a easy thing to develop...
  19. The 2nd most expensive mod to date

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    Take a guess???
  20. People are right Passat's are expensive..

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I will agree Passats are exspensive to maintian. Since I have owned it (Dec 31st 2007), I have "HAD" to upgrade the lights to HID, Change the city lights to Pia leds becasue they did not match the HID's, Then I had to change the Fog lights to Extreme yellows because they looked dull comapared to...