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  1. Said goodbye to my '04 GLX this weekend

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Sold my '04 GLX this weekend to a co-worker of mine. My plans for this car really didn't materialize and it didn't end up being the car I wanted it to be, but certainly has given my wife and I some unforgettable memories. The car was purchased from out east and the bus ride my wife and I took...
  2. Said goodbye to an old friend the other day

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    After about 16 years of driving pleasure, I finally bid farewell to my '99 Passat 1.8T (I bought it used in 2001). The car had about 205K miles on it and things were starting to go up on it left and right. In the past year I've replaced the downpipe, catalytic converter, turbo, engine mounts...
  3. I know I said 8 or 9 months...

    Anything Auto
    Thursday started like any other day lately. Coffee. Walk the dog. Surf car and other forums. Even finally back to hitting the gym after many many, months. Also looked at the Word document I created containing a list of dealers and certain cars in inventory that interested me. I decided since I...
  4. ABS Light on and break lighting blinking but NO beeps like others have said

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Guys, I need to get this car smogged and I have the ABS light on and the break light blinking. but NO beeps like others have said. what could be the problem? I have 149k on the car. actually I just bought the car from a friend. do you think the abs module needs fixing?
  5. Cant polish a turd they said...

    The Showroom
    Yeah, I'm still around :lol: Compared to Andrew... And yes I am static. :P PETE where are you, you'd approve buddy.
  6. And they made fun of Al Gore when he said...

    The Black Hole
    ...waffle, wiggle, and waver? What about Perry? I think Nick Anderson (Op-Ed cartoonist for the Houston Chronicle) has it right...
  7. Who Ever Said Porsche Owners Aren't Resourceful?

    Anything Auto :icon_eek: Ingenuity at its finest, at least until any waves come around... :P :lol:
  8. Said Goodbye to my B5.5 this Week

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Traded it in towards an '08 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara w/hardtop. My GLS was a great car and she will be missed. Expect to see some upgrades on the classified side of the forum soon. Thanks!
  9. Well, said to hell with Snow Performance and went Devil's own

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Well, after my Snow Performance control module failed, I finally had enough. I just ordered a progressive controller from Devil's own and I'm replacing the Snow one. I must say I'm dissapointed in how this worked out. I've had 2 pump failures and the control module crapping out makes combined...
  10. Help me verify what dealer said. Cam chain tensioner gasket leak.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Help me to determine if my dealer is accurate. I took my 2003 VW Passat (66,000 miles) in today for the coil recall, they replaced 4. While they were in their they said the valve cover and half moon gasket for the cam chain tensioner were leaking. 300.00 to replace. It's cold and I don't...
  11. Said goodbye to my Passat on 5-21-09

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Just wanted to share that I no longer own my '06 Candy White/Black Passat 3.6L Sport/Nav. I really appreciate the help this community has provided during my ownership (July '08 - May '09). I also want to thank the FANTASTIC servicing dealer, Keffer VW - Huntersville, NC. I drove my Passat...
  12. Who said $ can't buy happiness?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Whoever said money can't buy happiness, has never had a set of chains. Here in Grand Forks, ND, we are waiting for a flood worse than in 1997. It's been raining for a week, then frezzing rain, and now snow again. This weekend it's supposed to be really warm again. I had to put on the chains just...
  13. "What is that?" said the lady in the minivan

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    My money spent on a CEL sticker was well worth it. Thank you slayerrule. I go to a local GTG tonight, and I pull up to a stop light, and a minivan (or pickup, I forget) pulls up behind me, with a man and woman sitting inside. I look in my rear view mirror and the man and woman are leaning...
  14. my chip pass said 8:47 AM and i was FIRST OH YEAA

    The Showroom
    I rolled in at 8:47, and they wouldnt let us in til 9am. i stood outside the gate for 10 minutes then once they let me in, i ran straight to AWE and got signed up for my B5 to get flashed, thats right my Non Drive By Wire, DBC was flashable via GIAC. but there lies the problem, my car was...
  15. My car caught fire....FIRE I SAID!

    B5 Garage
  16. And the God said "Yes Tom"

    Wax On, Wax Off
    Wow, my prayers have been answered!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you Thanasi :bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
  17. %$#@^&% Dealership didn't do everything they said they would

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    The service end did everything OK( at least I hope so), but the bodyshop said they were going to repaint the bumper, replace the clear tape in front of rear driver's side wheel well, and either buff out or repaint a mark on the driver's side rear door. I specifically told the guy like half a...
  18. Mechanic said My B5 Motor & Turbo might be Tired??

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    i recently took my beloved B5 passat and i was told that the car is running ok but not great he said the car was definately not well taken cared of during the last owner and the engine and turbo were probably tired from lack of routine repairs and maintenance. This is very depressing the...
  19. I guess God said "That's Enough!"

    The Black Hole
    "Falwell Dead at 73"
  20. Finally said good-bye

    The Showroom
    Less than 24 hours ago, I went from this: To This!!!!!