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  1. New Member Introductions
    Picked up our 4th Passat yesterday, a 2000 GLS wagon. The 3rd B5 wagon for us and Passat number 4 to us. My first one was a GLX sedan B4. I miss that VR6. We picked up the 2000 on a whim, it was crazy cheap and the guy didn't want to pay for the impending disaster that his t-belt was about to...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    The interior of my five year old B6 Passat fell apart. I live in Florida and the interior gets very hot. However, the car is garaged. The headliner fell out, the switch black covers began to peal off, The door pull handles had the covering peal off. With only 50KM the CV joint boots cracked. The...
  3. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    We don't own one yet but the Passat has sold me on many levels and I'm sure we will buy one. However, while visiting the dealer to test drive the TDI Premium the salesman couldn't get the remote entry to function on the drivers side. Over and over attempts to get it to work failed, while all...
  4. Events & Gatherings
    Hello every one, I wanted to let you know that there are a few carvans from around the Denver Metro area. These caravans will meet up at one point in Arvada. We will then all drive as one HUGE group to Adam's for the All German Detail Presented by MetroDubs. The ones listed below are for South...
  5. Events & Gatherings
    MetroDubs has teamed up with Adam's Polishes early this year to bring you the best detail clinic of the year. The doors are open for every GERMAN vehicle we can get. It does not matter where you are, who you are or what stickers are on your car. This is an invitation for every enthusiast in...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Recently fixed the cold start shakes by cleaning the MAF, but after i reset the codes the car message center is now in german. Its a 2000 vw passat 1.8 atw, any advice for how to change it back to english?
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is my brand new car which has relieved me from all the Passat's pain and suffering. :rofl:
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I thought my frustration today would make for a cool thread. Just like the title asks, what do you hate the most about the engineering behind our cars? This morning on my way to work, my Suction Jet Pump blew. I lost my brakes, had sputtering and jerking, and car eventually died when I...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Thinking of buying the following from GermanAutoParts over the Raxle. It says that it is OEM. Would it be better to install OEM over a raxle? Anyone use GermanAutoParts for OEM axle?
  10. New Member Introductions
    I've driven American and Japanese and don't think I'll be turning back!
  11. New Member Introductions
    I don't really luv German cars but I like them a lot and prefer them over other cars. My first car was a 1972 Mercedes 280SEL 4.5 which I bought in 1978 and sold in 1983. Talk about expensive to maintain! But it was big roomy, solid and fast. I got the 2001.5 Passat in 2002. I had no car...
  12. New Member Introductions
    I have by mistake have changed all onboard instructions on my dash to German. How do I revert them back to English? I hhave a Passat 2012 Diesel Wagon.
  13. Events & Gatherings
    Come to German auto bash in Columbus Ohio. It's a great show and great food since its at a quaker steak. It's held July 14-15 2012. GermanAutoBASH • Ohio's European Car Show HOPE TO SEE SOME OF YOU THERE!!!!!
  14. Events & Gatherings
    OktDubberfest is back and better than ever. We have created one of the best show experiences in Colorado. OktDubberfest has been combined with the Town of Breckenridge’s own Oktoberfest celebration; come for the beer, come for the car show, or come for both! OktDubberfest is an event that was...
  15. Anything Auto
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  16. Misc for Sale
    I have 12 different german license plates. Look at the picture and pick the one you like. Most of them are used and show signs of wear, but a few are like new. MEK U562 has 2 holes so it will be cheaper. Name your price. ( $5- $10 ) depending on the plate and condition. Shipping will be...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Hello everybody, I just bought my first german car and it is a 2000 passat 1.8t gls It looks very nice but there's some problems with it; barely started reading through the forum and I found many answers to some of my problems. I can't wait to get this baby up and running!
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Got an e-mail from today and they're doing free shipping on Friday. I have no connection with them, I'm just on their e-mail list from a prior purchase. Thought others might be interested. Here's what they're doing: "As a Black Friday promotion, we will be offering FREE...
  19. New Member Introductions
    Been doing lots of research on modding my family-car Passat since I got one this past summer(at a killer deal, by the way). Making plans and getting the pieces now to build my own 3" mandrel bent exhaust and planning to lower it soon too hopefully. Plus, isn't it awesome all the thought that...
  20. B5 Garage
    I bought a 2003 passat. I did not know it is a German Market car that was brought to the US. Now it is having electrical problems and I can not get the wiring diagrams for it. The wiring is completely different from the US market cars. The VW website and dealer told me they could not help me...