So I purchased my W8 Passat 4Mo about a year ago. Just drove it, no major work had to be done. My plans are just to do some body and suspension mods, and I'm picking up a set of nice BBS wheels. Had a lot of flak from the aircooled sites about buying it, but I don't regret it at all. I've wanted a B5 Passat for a long time, and now own two. I do feel it's too bad there isn't much in the way of aftermarket performance in the engine, but I can get over that. I think this summer I'll do a full exhaust on it, the sound of them was why I chose the W8.