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  1. Tipping car mechanic

    New Member Introductions
    I recently purchased a 2004 Passat with 140,000 miles on it for $2,850. After driving it ten miles the oil light and oil pressure stop motor light came on. So here is a description of the work done on it and my experience with the unlicensed dealer and the mechanic who has worked on it. The...
  2. What's your tipping point?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    At what point do you decide not to put any more money into your Passat & just drive it into the ground? I got my '99 1.8T last year from my garage, it has high miles (250k) but they rebuilt the head, did the timing belt, replaced the ABS module & ICM and a few other things before I agreed to...
  3. Tipping

    The Black Hole
    When is enough, well, enough? I always make sure to leave a nice healthy tip for a waiter/waitress, valet parker, bellhop and especially my man of fifty grand, the pizza delivery guy. :thumbup: But holy crap, everyone from the Dunkin Donut clerk to the chick at the deli to the drycleaning...
  4. tipping the mechanic?

    New Member Introductions
    hi, this might very well be a stupid question, but should I tip my mechanic? It was just that odd tension in the air when he asked me "The price is XXX, for the clutch job. Is that okay?" I was wondering, 'what do you mean "is that okay?". either he was waiting for a tip or i could have...
  5. Smart Car Tipping

    Anything Auto
    For anyone who hasn't seen this yet, what a frickin' crappy to be awakened in the morning! Having your car flipped in the driveway... Link It's such a good thing that we coddle kids so that they don't learn the meaning of consequences and reality...