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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have no idea what this is. I'm recording it from unde the steering wheel to the left near the gas/trunk release switches. It's almost like it's coming from the steering wheel itself. Or maybe from the wheels? The right side is starting to do it too I think? But perhaps it's the glove box. But...
  2. B5 Garage
    I have a 2002 Passat wagon that I bought almost 3 years ago. Very good car. A beauty cosmetically and by mechanical appearance a good bet to purchase. The car had 129K miles and by the CarFax was dealer maintained, at least through 110K miles, and then spottily after that by another owner...
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    finaly got a phone that can record goodenough sound and video, and it even has vid editing software, also finally got the car running awesome... What do you think? Btw turbo back exhaust catless with a k04 and 008 dv
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This past week, I brought my 2004 1.8T to PZ to have some work done. Among other things, I had all four sets of brake pads changed. After 8 years and 179,484 miles, the ORIGINAL stock brake pads finally got changed. I'm not sure how they lasted that long, but they did. Has anyone else gotten...
  5. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This is what I've done on my Passat in the past nearly 12 years. Does this look normal to you? :crazy: ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Passat B5.5 (1.8T, AWM engine) Transmission: Auto Tiptronics Year: 2002 (bought new August 1, 2001)...
  6. Anything Auto
    ------ Unitronic wraps up 2012 with a new record in their 2.5T Rabbit! ------ For those of you that have been following the Unitronic Record setting Rabbit and it's progress through the 2012 season, you'll be happy to hear that October 18th 2012 marked another personal record for the Fastest...
  7. Anything Auto
    Hi all, this is my first video record.I hope you like it. Car: Volkswagen Jetta MK2 This is not my car ! Good Watching Suskun's Jetta on Vimeo
  8. Anything Auto
    this guy crushes it!!!
  9. Anything Auto
    It's official! The greatest distance driven on a single standard tank of fuel is 2456.88 km (1,526.63 miles), by a Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI BlueMotion in an event organized by The Sunday Times. It was driven by Gavin Conway (UK) between Maidstone, UK and the French A26 (France) between 3 and...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Check this out guys: After reading this, i think i know whats going to be my next car :bowdown:
  11. Anything Auto
    268 miles per hour!!! :icon_eek: Read more:
  12. Dealerships and Service
    Hey all, I purchased my CPO Passat a month ago and today I accidentally locked my keys in the car. (help of a 3 year old who was trying to be helpful and close the door for me) Car keys, condo keys all on the same chain so we're locked outside in the pouring rain. Frustrating, but not something...
  13. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How far did you go to get your Passat?? I think I just set a record, had to be pretty close. I flew almost 1400 miles from Northwest Arkansas to Detroit to Scranton/Wilkes Barre, PA, then drove around 1250 miles back with my new Passat. No issues, it was a boring drive, 20 hours total, made...
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Just for grins I decided to compile a list of repairs done to my '99 V6 Passat Sedan since purchase in 2001. I have very low mileage because I live in NYC, but as you will see below I have racked up plenty of repair bills. Passat Repair Record (not including oil changes and inspections and...
  15. B5 Garage
    Well - today I replaced the THIRD temp sensor in my 99 1.8T Tip ! At 126,400 miles ! Is this a record or what ? The new one is stamped Meyle - wonder if it can go more than the others ! BTW this one is the green rectangular sensor - easy to do - five minutes without tools !
  16. Anything Auto
    Engine V10 Weight -- Aspiration twin superchargers Torque -- HP 750 hp HP/Weight -- HP/Liter -- 1/4 mile -- 0-62 mph -- Top Speed 228.4 mph
  17. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I ordered the ATP 3" test pipe Tuesday afternoon around 2 est , it arrived at my house yesterday in Ottawa , Canada from California at 2:30est. So they took less than 24 hrs with a 3 hr loss in time change to get it to me , now that must be some kind of record. Cannot begin to describe how...
  18. Anything Auto
    While it's important that they crash test cars for a base of safety, I'd rather have a car that can drive OUT of an accident than one that HAS to get hit. BTW, wasn't the original Mini excluded from US import many years ago (late 60s or early 70s) because it was "too small" for US standards...
  19. 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...
  20. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    This morning i cleaned out the slush screen with compressed air and cruz'd home doing 55mph for 36 miles ... i broke my old record of 26.2 mpg here my NEW record ::thumbup: it was 27.1 but when i came to slow down it went to 27.2 ;) I drive Tip 02 v6 4motion wagon on 19's 235 35's