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  1. Doesn't really sound like a fair price for exhaust job

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks, So the B5.5 2.8 4-Motion was throwing codes and I could smell some exhaust and hear a bit of a leak on acceleration. I suspected the flex so I went by the independent exhaaust shop I've used on occasion and they pinpointed some leaks to one of the flex pipes and the sleeve after the...
  2. What is a fair price? 2000 V6 GLS - Manual Transmission with lots of maintenance

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is posted in the for sale section, but I haven't had any takers or even nibbles at this point. Considering the maintenance that has already been done, I think it is a very fair price, but I want a sanity check. I started by asking $2,800 and have dropped the price to $2,500. What are...
  3. Fair price for a 2004 4motion?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    my 2000 passat has reached a point where the repairs don't make financial sense so i'm looking for another passat in my price range. i've never bought from a used car dealer before, and he gave me a price of $3400 including tax and title. i tried researching on the various car value sites like...
  4. fair price for used k03??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was looking on the classifieds but could not find any info. What do you think a used k03 is worth? I just upgraded my b5 and would like to sell but don't know how much Anyone have any ideas? Thanks
  5. Transmission Oil Pan + Front Axle repair cost - opinions on fair price?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I recently brought my car in for NYS inspection and on the overview check-up, the place found that I must have hit something and the transmission oil pan is dented and potentially leaking. They also found my passenger side front axle boot has torn and needs to be replaced since the oil has all...
  6. going to be driving a fair distance. Is my car worthy?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Going to be driving about 460 miles round trip in my car next weekend. Is my 1.8T going to get me there and back ok? I love the car and daily drive it, but its never been on decent road trip before. It has 148k on it right now.
  7. If in the Great White North?

    Dealerships and Service
    If you are ever travelling to Canada, especially Nova Scotia, Hillcrest VW in Halifax is by far the best VW dealer I have ever dealt with. They are very friendly, knowledgeable and more than willing to help. They will repair what's needed and not string you along for extra dealership money. If...
  8. Is this fair for a brake job?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I went to change my brakes but the mechanic said that all my rotors need to be replaced as well. On top of that he said that my back calipers were ceased therefore they need to e replaced as well. I went to pick up my car and was expecting to pay under $500 but he gives me a bill for $800++...
  9. Vag Fair? Who's going?

    Events & Gatherings
    Hey guys, I'm definitely making to Vag Fair this year, but I haven't seen much talk about in the Events/ Gatherings forum... Yea, it's five weeks or so away, but I was just trying to see how many people were planning on going this year. I'm from South Jersey and I go to school in York, so I'll...
  10. 2 motor mounts and 2 transmission mounts need replacing - is this garage quote fair?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello all - new to the forum altho I've lurked for a while to glean info for a while now. I took my 2005 VW Passat, 1.8T GLS sedan, 83k miles, to a local garage that is good with Vdubs, according to my cousin. I had the 2 front axles replaced, and I know there were other things that needed to...
  11. Fair price for a 2007??

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I don't have the link handy, but my father called me yesterday about a 2007 2.0T that he found where he lives. Here's the facts that I do know: Auto, white exterior, black leather, sunroof, heated seats, roughly 29,000 miles, 16" wheels with new looking tires (dealer probably replaced to sell)...
  12. Fair Price for CV Joint Replacement DFW area

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have an 04 Passat 1.8T and took it into the shop (not a VW dealer, but a VW shop)the other day because I was hearing a clicking sound during acceleration while turning. They told me the CV boots were toast and I needed to replace my axle. Quoted me about $850 for parts and labor. Im not...
  13. Fair Repiar costs?

    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...
  14. What's a fair price for 2 flexpipes installed?

    B5 Garage
    Just got the car back from Meineke..I just paid $470 for 2 flex pipes. Is this a fair price? Basic aftermarket price seems to be $100 each What do you think?
  15. for Chicagoans - a very fair Midas shop

    Dealerships and Service
    I used a Midas shop on North Western Ave. near Howard Ave. I'm charged $10 for an oil change when I bring my own synthetic oil and oil filter. This is fair for someone who doesn't have a garage to lift the car and the tools to do the change myself. On smaller part repairs, I bring my own...
  16. Is the dealership trying to rip me off or is it a fair estimate?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    During Spring Break, I'm going to get a full timing belt job done, allignment with tie rod ends replaced, and some body work done. Here's the body work that needs to be done. Most of it is on the rear bumper, the whole thing will have to be repainted. There's also this scratch on the rear...
  17. She is "Total", am I gonna get a fair payment?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It was Sunday afternoon, I parked on the curb, and suddenly the tree fell on top of it !!! :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: I came outside and was speachless:banghead: Monday I took her to the auto body shop to get repaired because my insurance already gave me the claim# and it is gonna be...
  18. $395 for Rear Break Pads and Rotors, fair?

    B5 Garage
    I have to replace my Break Pads soon. I am taking my car in for another service to VW and just added the Break Pads to the service, they recomended that I should to the rotors too. Is that necessary? Also, they gave me a quote for $395 for just the rear. Is that normal for a 2003 V6 4Motion Passat?
  19. What is a fair price for changing all the brakes?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I was just wondering if $200 is a fair price for labor, to change all the brakes (pads/rotors) and change the front passenger side tie-rod (parts not included)?
  20. Fair Price on Suspension Install?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Mostly what the topic title says... what would the fair price be for spring installation? Shocks? Both at the same time? Just trying to pitch some numbers at the wife on top of the original product purchase, which I think I'm going with Neuspeed Sport Springs and Blistein Sport Shocks. Any...