Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
I see a few "End of Road" type threads, and I am in a similar position.
Bought a 2003 4-Motion 2.8l wagon with 210000 miles on it a few years back. It leaked oil from the valve cover from the get-go, and I had to redo the brakes.
But it's been amazingly reliable, safe and a work horse...