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  1. B5.5 estate boot lock won't lock and personal intro

    New Member Introductions
    Hi to you all! My name is Stefan, I live in Norway and like to do most things myself, hence the subscription to this pool of wisdom. I just bought a 2003 estate 1,6L with no rust and for now I am very happy with my new ride. However, I am having some dificulties with my locks. I have been...
  2. So I picked up a new personal project today...

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    like if I needed anymore but I couldn't let it go. It's a 2002 Passat GLS 4motion. The only downside is that it doesn't have sunroof but the 4motion setup is very appealing and I like a lot that it doesn't have all the whistles that the GLX have, I don't care for them. The V6 engine jumped...
  3. Personal Damage Assessment

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    To add to my post in the other thread; what-did-you-do-your-passat-today, I went out to take a better look at the car after getting it into the parking garage and out of the weather. I stopped coming out of a traffic circle to let pedestrians cross the street and a Ford Transit, fully of candy...
  4. Up close and personal with my passat

    New Member Introductions
    Evening all! I managed to get some pictures today as promised. I also found time to do my FIRST EVER MOD! Will post details later... As you can see from the pics my passat is in desperate need of some TLC. I bought it a few months ago from a guy who had it from new. Rgds D
  5. Driving TipTronic, Personal Preference or Proper way?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My passat doesn't do a kick down if I bash the pedal suddenly. So is that something that they misexplained in the manual? What is the best way to drive Tip? I wish it were an M engine that has high revving concept. I'm not good at driving manual because I have just learned the basics, need...
  6. New personal record for TRE exchange....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, I have to do yet another TRE. I got 75K out of the stock ones, 65K on 15s and 10K on 17s. The Meyle HD ones I put in at 75K are not holding up, at least the passenger one is definitely shot. This is 25K with 17s for summer and 15s for winter. What's the buzz on the latest and greatest in...
  7. Personal vs. Government responsibility for safety

    The Black Hole
    There just seems to have been more incidents in the past year or so that have me wondering why people who put themselves in dangerous positions expect someone to come rescue them when bad things eventually, or predictably happen. Such as: Climbing Mt Hood in a blizzard, getting stuck and...
  8. Just wanted a personal opinion from some of you's

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    I've been fond of these rims for awhile now, but I'm not to sure if I should seriously look into them or not... I love Iron Crosses, so that's a plus to... http://www.wheelguyz.com/shop/details.asp?prodid=.44&cat=76&path=3,76 Hell, if I could fit 20's on my 2000 1.8T Passat, I'd maybe do it...
  9. Any personal experience w/ 1993 Mazda RX-7?

    Anything Auto
    Someone wants to trade a 1993 FD Body Mazda RX-7 in exchange for a 1985 MBZ 190E 16V in my possession. While I've always looked favorably upon the appearance of the FD RX-7 and have heard nothing but praise for it's sporty ride characteristics/handling, I know little to nothing about it's...
  10. OEM Personal Electronics Console + iPOD?

    Mobile Electronics
    Does anyone know if the OEM Personal Electronics Console can hold an iPod? http://www.1stvwparts.com/popup_image.php?pID=483 1stvwparts.com says that "mounting hardware not included". I'm not sure if that means that it's just a mount and that you need a custom holder. If so, what holders will do?
  11. Personal best MPG record!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On thursday I was coming home from a work road gig and got 36.4 MPG over 57 miles, then on Friday on the way back up there I got 38.6 MPG over the same distance with an average speed of 67 mph in only 50 mins. I was pretty stoaked because I had it up around 75-85 mph for the majority of the...
  12. BOOYAH! new personal best CAPS time of 6.27secs, yeah cold weather!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    for those not familliar with "CAPS" times....its another way to compare your 1.8T's performance to others using a vag-com. check the database of modded B5s out!:thumbup: BTW, I topped out at 194g/s in the stock ATW maf.
  13. b5 and b5.5 OEM VW Personal Electronics Console

    Classified Archive
    just as it states, i have an oem vw personal console for sale. they retail brand new for $100+. im am sellign for $60 shipped or best offer. it is black in color and i will also throw in the bracketron universal phone clip that you can attach to this unit at no additional charge. if you are...
  14. Silly personal automotive statistics

    Anything Auto
    So I'm bored at work. Of all the cars I've ever owned since 16 years old (of which there have been eight): 88% have been German 75% have been VWs 63% have had manual transmissions 50% have been Passats 88% were purchased new 38% were traded in, and then regretted doing so 13% was the worst car...
  15. Saw B6 today up close and personal.

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    My first impression was My second inpression was . As you can tell I was very disappointed. The B6 Passat, to me , just looks like a BIG Camry. I was very depressed. The car is just too big on the outside. Ho hum styling, not great looking, and rather boring. I believe if VW had kept...
  16. FS: Passat personal console $50 + ship

    Classified Archive
    See below link - cost was $120. It has 4 small screw holes from where I mounted my phone. Should easily be covered up w/ a iPod mount or whatever. Email me for pics. steve
  17. FS: Garmin etrex Personal GPS Unit.

    Classified Archive
    Bought it 2 weeks ago just to check my speedometer, now I see that I really dont need it at all anymore, asking 100 shipped, or trade for parts.
  18. $2.1Million car... up close & personal.

    Anything Auto
    I was at an MB Dealership (Rallye) with my Dad earlier today doing some homework for a new car. And there we saw her..... a McLaren SLR. These things sell for about 450,000 Euros (about half a million here in the US)... But the owner of Rallye bought this one at a charity auction (the first...
  19. How low is too low? (Personal experience)

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I am lowering my car, but I am not sure if I should lower it 35-40mm (1.5 inches) or 45-60mm (2.15 inches). Kept in mind I am going down into the city and will have to overcome some bumps. From your personal experience with your current ride hieght and spring rate, have you've had any problems...
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