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  1. CARiD Ultimate Shopping Guide: Detailed Overview Of The Aftermarket Headlights

    CARiD.com
    Looking to transform the front end look of your car, but not sure which headlights to choose? We've created our Ultimate Headlight Shopping Guide to help you get through the variety of aftermarket custom headlights and wisely narrow down your search. Review each type of unique lighting upgrades...
  2. 01' Rear Shocks Shopping List

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi there! So I've seen several threads related to what is involved with replacing the rear shocks and I'm ready to get at it :wrench: However, I'm not 100% sure on what all is needed besides the shock, shock bump stop and boot (dust cover). The last thing I want to do is get it all apart...
  3. Need Help with Shopping list

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hi all: I'm going to finally go after the clunk I get when accelerating. 2000 ATQ V6 Manual Trans. I've concluded it's probably engine and/or transmission mounts. That said, I've done the motor mounts before and learned a few things. Please chime in with opinions and know how on the following...
  4. Shopping

    New Member Introductions
    New to VW's and seriously looking at a 13 Passat SEL TDI. Came here to read up and learn a bit. Currently have a Wrangler Unlimited which is fun, but killing me on the new commute.
  5. Valve cover gasket shopping list (B5.5 AWM)

    B5 Garage
    I'm going to do the VCG to hopefully alleviate my sparkplugs from swimming in their receptacles. So I've got the following: VCG viktor reinz 058198025A - Valve Cover Gasket Set - ES#252629 cam chain tensioner gasket set 058198217 - Cam Chain Tensioner Gasket Set - ES#258758 PCV valve (T type)...
  6. Shopping question #2 - maintenance costs?

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Just perusing thru some of the threads here, I see that the VW seems to have high maintenance costs. Spark plugs at 40k miles? Most other manufacturers plugs will go 100k. Oil specs that are nearly proprietary? That seems like a scam. $620 40k maintenance? That seems obscene in modern times when...
  7. HELP! shopping decision ... 2.5 I5 vs 1.8T

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    Okay. So I test drove a 2014 with the 1.8 turbo and loved it. Unfortunately, they have discontinued the color my wife wants (glacier blue). I have found several really nice used (certified) low mileage in glacier blue ... but they all have either the deisel (never owned one and am not sure I...
  8. HELP - Shopping Question 2.5 I5 vs. 1.8 Turbo

    New Member Introductions
    Okay. So I test drove a 2014 with the 1.8 turbo and loved it. Unfortunately, they have discontinued the color my wife wants (glacier blue). I have found several really nice used (certified) low mileage in glacier blue ... but they all have either the deisel (never owned one and am not sure I...
  9. Car shopping advice\recommendations please

    Anything Auto
    Hey Passatworld. I think it's time to replace my trusty 2001.5 passat (74k miles) - she's been a great car for the past ~12 years, especially with the support and help from clubb5 which has become passatworld. The body is great and the drivetrain is good, but she's on the orig clutch, orig...
  10. Going Topless: One Woman’s Revealing Look at Car Shopping

    Anything Auto
    Hey guys and gals, We just wanted to let you know about this new AutoGuide.com series, written by Amy Tokic, following her adventures as a woman shopping for a new convertible. You can read Part 2 here and Part 3 here. One of her top picks is the VW Eos... hence why it's posted here. Click...
  11. Shopping for a BMW

    Anything Auto
    So far the 550 and 545 have caught my attention. I dont know much about these cars and the forums I been to dont have much info. Im wondering if anyone owns any of these cars if so what would be some common problems? By the way im keeping the passat since its been some what reliable. Thanks:)
  12. About to go shoe shopping, a question or two

    Wheel and Tire Forum
    Actually, I've already done the shopping, and I'm ready to check out. My plan is to get a set of Alzor Style 628's and wrap it with some Continental ExtremeContact DWS's. This is for my 02 Sedan. The wheels say they require ball seat bolts. Will I need to get new bolts, or are factory bolts...
  13. Muffler shopping... quick question

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey all, I'm shopping around for different mufflers to add to my custom exhaust project, and I've come across a slight question. I think I'm going with this Magnaflow muffler, but while looking at other brands (for example, Thrush), I've seen something called a turbo muffler. Does "turbo"...
  14. Shopping alternatives for B5.5 ATQ owners?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I love that sponsors here do what they do, but I am a cheap bastard by circumstance and I was wondering if there are any other online retailers that are as friendly to the ATQ crowd as a certain unnamed sponsor. I'm not looking to bash...I just want to do some fair comparisons based on price...
  15. shopping

    New Member Introductions
    I don't have a passat yet but am thinking about buying a wagon 4motion and wanted to get a sense of their reliability. Also, what are the weak-links, what tends to fail on them?
  16. Dublifes shopping list: Bumper, fender, lowers, etc

    WTB/WTT Section
    Greetings fellow dubheads. Im in need of a few parts. If someone is parting out a Satin Silver B5....youre my new best friend! I need: Rear Bumper- Satin Silver FOUND Drivers Side fender- Satin Silver OEM lowers.....black door pieces+endcaps Trunk floor All Amber corners Maybe some stock...
  17. Anyone shopping buyers for their W8 6-speed variant with low miles?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    First let me say that I am a professional unicorn hunter, so don't flame me unless you actually have a unicorn. Then torch away, especially if you are looking to sell it. ;) I have been kicking tires on some 2003 RS6s and (gasp!) 2003 M5s, but just can't pull the trigger on the automatic and I...
  18. First time DIY [Shopping List needed]

    B5 Garage
    First time DIY [Shopping List & Suggestions needed] Hi all, I bought this 1.8T AEB 1999 Passat Wagon in 2001 with 60000km. It is shown here in 2009 with about 160000Km and some Lemans wheels which I scored cheaply on eBay after deciding to keep and maintain the vehicle as alternative to...
  19. Shopping for a Reliable Passat: What Should I Watch Out For?

    New Member Introductions
    My 1984 Vanagon has been the most reliable car I have ever owned, but it's time for a change. I've been driving Type II VW's for 20 years, but my lifestyle has changed and I want something more comfortable, smaller, that has better fuel economy. (I have a relationship with the best VW mechanic...
  20. Shopping for a Passat

    New Member Introductions
    I am tired of getting 12 mpg so I'm trading in my 08 Tundra Limited 4x4. I test drove a 2010 Grey with black leather 2.0T Komfort yesterday. I really like the way it handles. I miss the German experience as I traded in my prized 2000 540i on my truck. I just wanted to know if I should look...
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