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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It just so happened that I recently became an owner of a 1998 Passat 1.8t. The vehicle belonged to my brother in law, and since he borrowed money for a new car from my significant other and I, we got the Passat as the first down payment. So, a few words about the Passat then. I have never owned...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I get the lovely task of repairing/maintaining me and my wifes family's vehicles because I'm too nice to say no. Her B5 is driving me nuts right now, so came here looking for some guidance. Cheers, Logan
  3. Anything Auto
    MUST HAVES: <$15,000 <80k 3rd row PREFER: Pretty good MPG Leather would be nice AWD/4x4 They don't care about "driving" or "premium brands" (currently have a pontiac vibe and a 2wd ford ranger if that gives you an idea ;) )but obviously want this next vehicle to be nicer than what they...
  4. The Black Hole
    There isn't a chance in hell that I can look at this one without prejudice but I am curious what others here think. Appeals court: Stolen Valor Act unconstitutional I'm hoping the dissenting justice is correct and the Supremes rule "that false statements of fact are not entitled to First...
  5. The Black Hole
    I guess he is trying to save his ass now. ...Obama comes out in favor of 9/11 health bill: Pres. to sign Zadroga bill into law only took him how many years! I hope the dems can keep the earmarks to a minimum and get this done ASAP. too many have died without this.
  6. The Black Hole
    County Supervisor (D) gives a geography lesson. Edit: Since all the videos are being removed on Youtube, I'll just post the money quote:
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  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm in NYC. Bought a 03 Passat at a local Honda dealer. Car is great, what I have a problem with is a sunroof (it does not open), my rear passenger seat footwell gets flooded with each rain (car's parked outside). I tried looking for different sources of clogging and I'm almost sure now that...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Does anyone know what the law for the color of turn signals is in Massachusetts? I've been searching for a while, but can't find it.
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Jay, if this needs to be towed somewhere else, please hook it up and drag it there... I stumbled across this info looking at (and lusting) after a custom mandrel bent system for a couple of my vehicles. :wrench: It seems the CARB enacted new legislation effective Jan 2009 that severely...
  11. Anything Auto
    LMFAO! Guess she was not well liked by her peers.... and with a cruiser out of commission for a week, has made some enemies in management too. :lol:
  12. The Black Hole
    ....will get you sued. I can't believe the judge actually let this go to trial. I hope the jury does the right thing. This is getting silly. This guy should get the Congressional Medal of Honor for detaining 12,000 illegal immigrants.:banghead...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    leave it to my god damned car to give me one final farewell before I leave the country for four months. I went to roll all my windows down yesterday and "pop, thunk" of course my right rear window regulator busts. So I have to leave my car in storage with a pair of boxers holding the window in...
  14. Anything Auto
    My brother's 05 variant's seatbelt clip broke and now shows an airbag fault and they're inoperable. Dealer wants to charge almost $600 to replace the seatbelt mechanism. Is this not covered by federal safety regulations that the dealer replace it? I thought it was regulated back in the 80's or...
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I haven't seen anything about this particular law suit yet. I just got this in the mail: Anyone know any more details on this? It references the firmware flashing, heat shields and fuel line issues, but hasn't that been addressed in the R5 Recall already? Maybe this should go in the...
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    yep that s the info I got from autozone and kragen. it s a new law. i had to buy a reader ($60) today. ah well 60 isn t too bad, now it saves me the trips.. P0441 knocked at my hood..
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm a Massachusetts resident and I bought a used 02 passat almost 2 months ago. It has been in the shop twice for water leakage and will be in again next week for the same exact problem. They told me that the Lemon Law will only apply to things that affect the safety of the car. Are they...
  18. The Black Hole :icon_eek: What say you???
  19. Anything Auto
    So how does one start a class action lawsuit? I'm a new sufferer of the P0011 code which means my engine will be pulled for replacement of the camshaft actuators. The problem is so prevelent that people are waiting in line to ge their cars repaired. So how does one of these lawsuits get...
  20. The Black Hole
    Just SO much wrong in this article I don't even know where to start. NOTE: I'm not saying these people are GUILTY, innocent until proven guilty right?......riiiight?,0,4723388.story "One judge in the Guantanamo Bay...