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  1. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    I bought a used Passat (2006) Value Edition in summer of 2009 with additional warranty. In less than two years -- the car has gone through $7K - $8K in repair. They have changed the Cam-shaft, electronic brake system, other smaller items, and the entire A/C unit (Controller, Compressor, etc.) My...
  2. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Yesterday I filled up with gas and I was absolutely shocked at how much gas it said I filled up with. I was expecting about 14-14.5 gallons. I did drive about as much as I usually do after I get the fuel light, but the only exceptions were that I used the AC a lot more and I drove my mom around...
  3. Anything Auto
    Headlamp washers gone. ESP is now in a package-silly side airbags are now in a package with ESP $$$ Bluetooth nope Trunk grab handle deleted No electronic gas door release Homelink bye bye air vent moved and replaced with plastic trim peice back to black textured valances The radio surround...
  4. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I'm getting my car ready to junk....trying to come up with things I should remove before junking it. So far the following items have been removed. (keep in mind that storage is limited so I can't go too crazy) -Engine -Wiring harness -Transmission (in the trunk......letting them have it)...
  5. New Member Introductions
    I just took my car into one of the local VW dealerships today for my 55,000 mile service, basically an oil change. They called me and told me that two CV boots have been busted open and that it would cost $300 to replace each one. One is on the front left side and the other is on the front...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I having the mass air sensor changed at the dealer and they want $345 to replace it. They also recommend "carbon removal" at the throttle body for another $140. I think the price is high considering the part is like $100. Their standard labor is $85/hr. Am I being reasonable thinking that they...
  7. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    So I am having heat problems with a 02 Passat with 65k miles. I take it to the dealer and they spend an hour running diagnostics and they say they flushed the coolant, checked fuses, etc. So they call me and tell me that they need to pull the controls on the dash to look behind them to make sure...
  8. B5 Garage
    My grandpa (he is 83) and I recently dropped his 2000 Passat 1.8T to the dealer here in Washington DC to have the 20,000 mile checkup. After taking the car, they called a few hours later and informed him that he needed: new tie rod ends, because three of them were cracked $900 new upper links...
  9. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Dealer Bashing Time (Specificaly Jack Daniels Motors Ripping me off!) So I went to buy the wires for my Rheostat installation, and I ordered the same wires I needed for my Rear Fog light install. I originally got the rear fog wires from Life Quality, so I expected the same part, two wires...
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