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Because my 2000 GLX B% was stolen, I now drive a 2001.5 GLX.
I would like to compare them with your help. But not comparing the looks, rather other improvements.
The only difference with my 2 cars is that the latest is an 4Motion.

B5.5 is better in:

It is amazing how the new model is stiffer. They clame only a 10% increase in this matter but it surly feels a lot better. I can feel the difference in bumps, in curves and when turning. Not as many rattles with this new models.

The seats' leather is of better quality.

The central console is much more ergonomic.

The interior plastics are of better quality.



B5 is better in:

you tell me
 

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Hum, i thought the B5.5 had 170 HP and not 180 as capncrunch mentioned. That is the bigger improvement that i am aware of since i never drove a B5.5 I really dunno much about it. There must be other improvements like the control arms and T belt, i mean VW knew those were premature on the B5 so i think thye would change them in the b5.5... well let teh experts answer...
 

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The B5.5 has the W8 engine. More luxurious, heavier, less electrical failures. More powerful when stock, too.


The B5 has the cleanest style, often imitated by B5.5 owners. But we can never get it right. :wink:
 

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The B5.5 has over 2000 improvements over the :b5:.
The major ups for the B5.5 are the centre arm rest which is bigger and
more say executive feel, the K03 sport turbo and Bi-Xenon.

What, the :b5: has over the B5.5, well to some the B5.5 is a more
mature design, whilst the :b5: has a more sportier and lasting look.
It's not much but the :b5: is the pedestal where history was made
isn't it....what this site call again .....!!!!........... :bow:

Yeah...remember...it is : :b5: and not B4, B5.5 nor B6 !!!!! :p
 

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I know VW clames more than 2000 changes. But i am more interested in what we can actually feel different.
As per looks, when i had my B5 i thought the look was better but now that i have my B5.5 i now consider B5's look as ... passed to say the least.



The suspension works better but still too soft.
 

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B5 is more aggressive looking to me.
THe b5 has more aftermarket parts out.
B5 has more character
Guys with b5's obviously get more chicks
What was that study about guys with b5's have larger units then b5.5? :wink:
B5 has a forum named after them
 

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AlexR said:
I find that my B5.5 has stiffer seat bolsters than my wife's B5. But I think it rides a bit higher and doesn't feel as nimble. I also like the new, fatter, steering wheel in the B5.5.
I wasn't too sure about that one.
I tought it was the case.
But now you mention it, it is in fact much better to get a good grip...
 
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