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  1. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone, I'm happy to have finally joined this forum. I live in Framingham, MA and own a 2003 Passat sedan. The car has about 170k and I'm debating whether to finally get a new car. But for now I'm hanging in as I love driving it, and it would kill me to no longer have a standard...
  2. New Member Introductions
    I drive a 2002 Passat 1.8T with a manual transmission, or at least I did until a sudden wheel malfunction - maybe a control arm problem, maybe something else - the shop is peering at it. It's a little disconcerting to look at your car and see the right rear wheel splayed out. I joined this...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hello Passat World, Just purchased a 2004 b5.5 for my son. His second car as he crashed the Mitsubishi 5-speed. This is an auto tranny, for some reason my wife thinks that although he had the mitsu for 8 or 9 months he got into the accident partly because of a manual transmission... 137k but...
  4. Dealerships and Service
    Looking for a mechanic I can trust in Western Massachusetts. I am in Springfield, Northampton, Agawam...any of those surrounding areas. Any ideas?
  5. Events & Gatherings
    Join us for one of the largest VW/Audi shows in New England. The show will be held at the Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk Massachusetts on April 22, 2012. Please see the show site for pre-registration and any additional details New England Dustoff – April 22, 2012 – Seekonk Speedway We also have...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Hey y'all, I just bought a 2000 b5 wagon V6 4motion with 112,xxx miles. Plans for the car are to fix it up a bit and make it mine. Looking forward to all the great info on this site.:bowdown:
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hi everyone, I just purchased a 1999 1.8t and I'm already :banghead: My previous Passat was a 1996 TDi and I loved it. I put 348,000 mile on it before I sold it. I should have kept it... best car ever. Well, I'm sure I will be visiting often now researching my problems. I just love search...
  8. Events & Gatherings
    This summer, I'm planning a GTG in central mass The dyno location is TBA (will mostlikely be at outlaw dyno per SMG motoring)and is where the photo shoot will be held, my best friend is a fashion photographer in LA and is the exclusive photographer for Metro Station and a few other well known...
  9. Dealerships and Service
    I have been using Mattie for years. They have some great Techs, and their Service Advisors are easy to deal with. They are typically a bit pricey, but what dealer isn't? My 2005 is still under warranty, and I love taking it in, they always wash and vacuum it, and not a quickie wash, but a...
  10. Dealerships and Service
    Hello all, After several visits to dealer and two other mechanics and replacing many parts that didn't resolve a problem that has to do with engine rev going up and down, we came to the following conclusion. We should find a VW mechanic that has spare parts for a GTI VR6 03 that can experiment...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello, any New England area PassatWorld members who can recommend a place (close to Boston) for getting a chip for my 1999 Passat 1.8T AEB? I would much rather pay a little more to have it done at a shop that I know will "support" me later.
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I'm headed to pick up a few parts I ordered and needed to call the dealership. I found this special on their website. Minuteman Volkswagen in Bedford, MA
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Was driving back home from Butternut on Saturday, 27 Jan. Saw a slammed white variant (probably B5.5) with an aftermarket grill on it in SW Mass, probably on route 57 or route 8. who was this?
  14. Anything Auto
    You trade your car in for something else at a dealership. The price of the car is $25000 and your trade is worth $10000. When you go to the Registry, you pay the sales tax on the difference - right? You'd pay sales tax on $15000 instead of $25000.....a savings of about $500.00 Well...
  15. New Member Introductions
    The previous owner of my b5 1.8t 5 speed got his all season tires at Costco. i dnt have any thing against that, just that the tires suck :) ...So i need some opinions who are in the same situation as me, being good snow tires. I was thinking Bridgestone Blizzak 15 or 16 inch doesnt really...
  16. USA - East
    Rjb First time VW purchase of a new 2004.5 Passat GLX Wagon (V6) Reflex Silver w/Anthracite Leather. New style (slightly larger w/turn indicator) rearview mirrors. Took delivery 6/30.
  17. USA - East
    2004 Passat GLS Silverstone Grey/Black
  18. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Any one know of quality vw repair place in South Shore area. Any info would be appreciated as I am new to the forum and new to the mods although I have the following giac chip, dts from awe-tuning, and bilsteins on the way for my 00' 1.8T varient. Thanks
  19. Anything Auto
    i heard that after next year, new diesel vehicles under 10000gvwr will no longer be legal for sale in massachusetts due to emmision testing problems or something. i'll never get to have a tdi??
  20. USA - East
    I have a black 2000 Passat GLS. It is the 1.8t tiptronic version and I love it.