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  1. Why did i keep my 02 passat past 10 years?

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    Hi, wonder how many people are like me. I loved my 1.8t Passat and its great features compared to other cars I could have bought in 2002...However I wish I got rid of it before it started to have high priced repairs constantly...then you find out how vw makes repairs difficult and expensive. I...
  2. Hello - thanks for the help over the years. Looking to sell now.

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    Hello - New to registering, I have lurked for some time and have found very useful information here. Thanks for that. Mainly posting now as I would like to sell my 2004 Passat GLS Sedan (Dark Blue, 110K miles, fair condition). See the classifieds for more information. I'm the second owner...
  3. back in a passat after 7 years

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    new 2017 Passat R-Line with the lighting package purchased this month. I am not new to Passat's though. my I owned a 2003 W8 Wagon, and a 2007 2.0T Sedan. also a 2003 A4 and 1996 Jetta. I recently got sick of the stupid crossover suv soccer mom thing and now I'm back in this sweet grey R-Line...
  4. Where were you my B5-owning years? The One True Ratchet

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    On a recent trip to the Toy Store for Men, Harbor Freight, I was on a quest to obtain a nice 3/8" ratchet, as my new chariot, a '17 CR-V, uses 10mm bolts for nearly everything, and a 1/2" drive is overkill for that, if I even had a 1/2" 10mm, which I don't. Like many DIYers my only 3/8"...
  5. 2nd Post- VW Vehicles Owned Over the Years

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    '86 GTI 8V '86 QSW '87 QSW '99 GTI 2.Slow '07 Jetta 2.0T '03 Passat W8 6MT (For Sale)
  6. 2 years later, back for advice on possible purchase of 2.8

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hey folks, Got some great advice a couple of years ago on a 1.8 that I ultimately ended up (wisely) passing on thanks to advice on here, now I'm back to see what people think on my present opportunity. This is an automatic for the ex so she can have an easier time getting my son around and I...
  7. Finally after 4 years... I finally scored. Yes! Efin' A! Holy Crap!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I've been on the prowl for 4 years. Came close to trapping a few, but was ultimately denied in the end each time, almost to the point of loosing faith in my quest. But today I'm here to tell you I finally captured the beast. And yes it really does exist. Well, I gotta go. I'll let the avid...
  8. Noob here!! Finally, after ten years of using this forum.

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    New to posting but I've been using this forum since about 2006, as soon as my 2003 Passat Wagon 1.8T got old in a hurry. So now with a new discovery, its time for me to post and help out the community. -Rob
  9. Passat Sitting for 3 years.

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    My 2002 Passat 1.8 broke down back in September of 2013, I did some work, but never got it back to running. It's now been sitting for over 2 years at a family property. For OP in 2013 see thread...
  10. 15 Years with our B5.5

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    15 years ago, this B5.5 came into our lives from a dealership in Vienna and has traveled through 25 states and 2 countries. It's been a faithful companion and hopefully will be for years to come! I have driven most everything that could be classified as a car and having experienced such a...
  11. 9 Years on a stock battery!

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just replaced my battery on my 2001 Passat. It replaced a battery that I bought 9 years ago from the dealership, so guess where I bought this battery from? I cant believe I got 9 years out of this battery in Minneosta. The batter from the dealership was pPricy at $138.00, but for 9 years I...
  12. I'M BACK! (after about 6 years...) b5.5 to b7

    Volkswagen Passat B7 Discussion
    i've been mulling it over, and i'm trading down from a c-class to a passat to not have any bills anymore. (going tdi se) wanted to know if there's a comprehensive list of mods for these cars, like there was for my b5.5 that i loved so much. thanks!
  13. After 12 years the caliper pins are dry who would've thunk it?

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just did my front brakes for the first time after 12 years and 149k. Nothing of note other than the caliper pins were bone dry. You'd never be able to tell they had grease at all. Needless to say, I ran them in and out of the bushings a bunch to spread the new grease around. I think I...
  14. Lurking for 2 years, here's the post.

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    So here I am as a Noob Tube poster... I have a several year history of owning VWs...fell in love with them circa 2011 when I bought my first one. Anyway, I needed a daily/winter car, so I bought my first Passat knowing nothing about them. My first Passat was a 2001 pre-facelift B5 4motion sedan...
  15. 11,5 years later, first burnt bulb.

    Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Having owned this Passat since February 2004, I have not needed to change any bulbs on the car, ever. I have however replaced the xenon bulbs a year ago, but the the original bulbs were still in quite good condition (no reddish hue, the sign of bulb going out). Anyway, now, today is the day that...
  16. @ 20 years of VW's

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    20 years... time flies.. have owned a bunch of autos' but mostly vw's!! currently on a beater b5 Passat wagon.. which I have grown to love ! it was bought after a severe car accident as a "get by until lawsuit settles car" since I knew mk4 /b5 and older vw's prior to the accident I...
  17. Best years to buy?

    Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Hi all! new guy here and I don't know to much about theses cars so need a little guidance and advice from the seasoned members! my back ground is Mercedes Benz and own 3 of them 90 300SE,91 500SL,92 300E,I do all my own repairs and have done so for a long time! those cars are nice but starting...
  18. Member for years, never posted

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    first post, 04 1.8
  19. 40 Years of the VW Golf

    Anything Auto I wish the website went into more detail, but it's a good overview of the life of the VW Golf. Kind of neat to see how drastically car's have changed over the years, especially to see one specific model transform over 7 generations in 40 years. I...
  20. Blauparts: PRODUCT UPDATE - VW Passat Front Wheel Bearing Kit For Model Years 98-05

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    Front VW Passat Wheel Bearing Kits Available From F-A-G For B5 Chassis Front VW Wheel Bearing Kit - Passat 1998-05 Blauparts is pleased to have available Fischers Aktien-Gesellschaft (F-A-G) Front VW Passat wheel bearing kits for the following models! Front Volkswagen Passat Wheel Bearing...