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I've been wanting a Passat since the B5 came out, and I've lurked around here for years since Thanasi first started this great site, but finances prohibited me from buying a new car. In the meantime, I've owned an Audi Coupe GT (tons of torque, but no top end) and a BMW 525i (E34 manual and chipped, of course). But yesterday, as a birthday present from my wife, I took delivery of a Reflex Silver '04 GLS with a manual tranny and black leather. I doesn't have the new side mirrors (build date of 6/03), but I don't mind. Even loaded down with my wife in the navigator's seat and three kids in back, I'm amazed at how much pep it still has. Man, the first 1K miles are going to be torture! Eventually, I hope to work the suspension up to the level of my BMW (Eibach/Bilstein combo on all corners) and take advantage of Neuspeed's brain surgery services, but I think I'll get to know the car in its stock form first.

Anyway, I just wanted to say what a great community this is and that I'm proud to be a part of it now.

Lito Reyes
 

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Awesome, Welcome aboard!
 

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Welcome to the club! :thumbup:
I wish I got birthday presents like that!! It's a great car you're gonna love it!
 

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Damn,thats one hell of a present. 8)
 

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Thanks for the welcome, guys. I guess one of the reasons I never posted here was because of all the time I spent at bimmer.org trying to find out how to fix all the things that have broken on my BMW ;-)
 

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your wife won't be driving it long if you check out the GB section :lol:

(I wanted to beat S_KLASS to informing him about the fabulous deals in the GB forum)
 
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