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  1. is my garage trying to rip me off?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hello everyone I am owner of a Passat 2009 tsi 2.0 My knowledge of car is poor so I am asking advice on here: I bought my car second hand and as far as I know the maintenance has been pretty basic till I got it. It has 80 000 kms now. I noticed my car needed to be topped up with coolant a lot...
  2. lets see all the slammed b5s in the states let em rip boys!!!!!

    The Showroom
    i want to seee all the slammed b5s out there on air,static it doesnt matter as long as is slammed down and done up!!
  3. 2008 Passat, 3500 repairs, did the dealer rip me off, and cause a new problem?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hey guys, I just had my 2008 Passat in the dealer, I spent about 3500 on repairs that included the CV joints leaking / alignment. Some vac hose seal that required the transmission to be removed. (was leaking oil) The high pressure fuel pump replaced. And the intake manifold replaced. (was under...
  4. RIP Passat, 366k miles

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So my 02 5.5 made it 366,000 miles and now it seems its gone to the big auto garage in the sky. I had an oil cooler fail, or so i thought, with the coolant becoming thick mud sludge, but turns out the head gasket blew and warped the head. I've no idea how much a new top end will cost, but it...
  5. RIP Clutch?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    (99 V6 manual) On my way home from work today I noticed that there was a slight wobble somewhere in the front end, but not a rattle. It didn't make a sound just a slight shake. When I pulled up to the stop light, the smell of burnt clutch was so bad I almost gagged. I drove to pick up my son...
  6. RIP or engine swap for 4-motion 1.8T?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    In torrential downpours and rising water last Friday, my wife got in a little too deep (and passing drivers pushed waves a little too high) and seems to have hydro-locked the engine. Insurance wants to total the car. We're a little sad. Bought the car new in 2004 and took good care of it. We...
  7. R.I.P. at 220,867

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Greetings All, Well, after sinking 5k into her a month ago to re-do some shoddy body work and to replace a number of suspension items and having her back for a little over three weeks, my baby died after a rather large deer decided to make an appearance in my lane of traffic on the highway...
  8. RIP, 1.8T, hello newer 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Okay, the problems ran much deeper than I thought with the recent headgasket job. Yesterday, a low mile 1.8T was dropped off at work. 60k, with turbo for $1500. Swap my new coil packs in, and I'm cool. Have to do the timing belt again this summer, but, I thought it was a good deal. Most of...
  9. RIP B5 Passat

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After 8 years of having my Passat....I had to let her go today. To many repairs and tried of wasting my refund check every year to keep her on the road. I was happy to get 2K for the trade in and love the new car I have. Thanks to everyone out there for all the help and great times. I will...
  10. Avic D3 - RIP

    Mobile Electronics
    So after 10 days of roadtripping, blasting music and generally enjoying myself, my trusty Avic D3 has stopped turning on. Fortunately, it waited until the trip was over, and just didn't turn on when I left for work this morning. No lights, touchscreen, sound... only thing that happened was the...
  11. RIP - Hiromu Naruse

    Anything Auto
    :( The 'Ring claims a genius... http://www.autoweek.com/article/20100624/FREE/100629950
  12. R.I.P. Mercury?

    Anything Auto
    The Detroit Freep today reports "After years of speculation it might be killed, Ford's 71-year-old Mercury brand finally appears headed for the automomotive graveyard." Official death notice may not come until July. I would suggest, bury it next to the Oldsmobile family plot.
  13. RIP Mendoza....

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    friday night, 11 pm. deer ran out while i was in Jackson NH, on a windy road. missed the deer but hit the side of the mountain. the aftermath: :salute: im gonna miss her....
  14. RIP Hummer

    Anything Auto
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/25/bu...hummer.html?hp
  15. any mechanics that won't rip me off cause im a girl?

    Dealerships and Service
    i've had a problem with people trying to over charge me since they think i know nothing about my car, i really don't i've just had my brothers make sure theyre not trying to rip me off i live in santa monica and wanted to know if anyone knows of a GOOD reasonable mechanic in the L.A area, i...
  16. R.I.P. VAG Passat AWT 04.2001-05.01.2010 183000km

    The Showroom
    lots of work, love, money, time...:banghead::cry::cry::cry: goodbuy:( just bought some skirts, valance... new set of rims... wanted to buy suspension... didn't want to show you before spring, but now it doesn't matter...:( no comments my roof racks and...
  17. R.I.P. Gladiator...

    The Showroom
    Last week, day before Thanksgiving on Wednesday I drove up to Tacoma to bring my buddy and a few friends home since they couldn't get rides back to Portland. On the way up had to air the left front tire up 2x but it wasn't low by that much. Get to Tacoma/Parkland, we decide to go and get some...
  18. RIP Camry of the Month 1995-2009

    Anything Auto
    Alas, the Camry is dead, and not of natural causes. I get off work at midnight, and was 3 blocks from home, driving down the same surface street I always drive down. I was going 25 mph, and hear a noise behind me and (barely) see a car with no headlights coming up on me like a ton of bricks...
  19. R.i.p. B5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My wife was in a 25 mph accident on the interstate last week and a trailer hitch went right through the front of the Passat. Took out the entire front end, including the radiator and clutch. Due to the law in the state I am in, costs to repair exceeds 75% of the value of the vehicle so it is...
  20. RIP Passat

    The Showroom
    '01 - '09 As I said before, my mom and I shared the Passat, she paid most of the cost, though. In the last year, her friend told her that service wouldn't be necessary and now we have some damage that could've been avoided. All axles are damaged because these rubber parts (Achsmanschette = axle...
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