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Hi everybody! :)

Well, I must say I have been eyeing Passats since high school. I never thought I'd get to own one, this is when I didn't think I could ever own a car..lol. So my 26th birthday was coming up and I decided to get a new car. I was planning on getting a Mitsubishi Evo, but at the last minute, literally, I decided to go with my first love, the Passat! My boyfriend tried to steer me away, his excuse was not knowing much about German engines. He is a DSMer- Eagel Talon owner.

But anyways, this is my first Brand New Car, I got a '04 GLS 4-Motion Passat. Black exterior, Dark Grey/Black interior, 5-speed, and everything else is stock. I am looking into getting new wheels, first and foremost. I got a pretty good deal on my car, we got lucky and ran into an old friend of my boyfriends that became our dealer! Now that I have the car, and my boyfriend has been reading up on it, he seems to like it more. I am certainly not down with the Engine Talk...lol... but I am trying to learn. This is how we found you guys (this site). So here I am! Hope to talk to you all soon.

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welcome! :b5: = :heart:
 

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Thanks. It's been a little over a week since I got the car, I still can't believe I got it...lol.

I do have a question though. I don't know how many of you got leatherette. How do I clean that? The book doesn't say, it just says to contact my dealership. I am not about to go pay an arm and leg for a small bottle of something I can probably get cheaper elsewhere.

I want to change the wheels, not sure what to get and so forth. My boyfriend has some ideas, where is a good place or website to look at?

Thanks
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Welcome Nikki! I think you are the second girl in oregon that I am aware of. Nice to see more girly's.

The leather is true leather except for the backs of the seats. I use leather cleaner on the true leather and then I use a vinyl cleaner on the backs. I have had my passat for 5 years and my baby's leather looks pretty darn good.

Regarding rims.....are you the type to want to have a car look good or are you about performance? I have 19's on my car and I have driven many-a-times in Portland with no worries. But, I have not had my OEM 15's since the first day I picked up my baby from the dealer. Check out the Wheel forums section here. Take care.
 

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Thanks glxpassat!

About the wheels, hmm. Well I don't go racing or anything, but I do love to drive fast up and down I-5 and 217. I'll admit, I am all about aesthetics, I want my car to look real good. I am still breaking her in, so I am not sure of her power yet... heck she still doesn't have her plates!

Thanks a bunch again.
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i have 19" on my car too and i haven't had any problems. i have axis supermesh and toyo tires, and i love them to death. i did have 17" on my jetta and they weren't as cool because they were too small! once you go big you want to go bigger!
 

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i have 19" on my car too and i haven't had any problems. i have axis supermesh and toyo tires, and i love them to death. i did have 17" on my jetta and they weren't as cool because they were too small! once you go big you want to go bigger!
 

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Welcome to the club Nikki, hope to see you at some local NW gatherings sometime.
If you're looking for some wheels I have more than a few sites for you, since I spent about 5 months obsessing over what rims to buy myself.

www.discountedwheelwarehouse.com
www.e-chromewheels.com
www.edgeracing.com
www.rimstop.com
www.tirerack.com
www.thewheelexchange.com
www.wheelmax.com
www.wheelguyz.com
www.superbuytires.com
www.wheelsboutique.com
www.spyeng.com

Just to name a few :lol:. I ended up going with a wheels tire package from EdgeRacing and so far I'm very happy with it. http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=72286

Good luck
 

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Welcome and here is some info for you on an upcoming event we are having :thumbup:

This is going out to all Washington/Oregon Club members –

The Great Canadian VW Show is Sunday, August 15 in Vancouver BC:
http://www.bulliboys.com/vwevents.html

Our brothers north of the border always make a good showing at the get-togethers and cruises we have in Washington so we want to return the favor and get a good number of Washington & Oregon ’ers to show up for this event.

This will be a fun day. The BC crew will be hosting a cruise in/around Vancouver in addition to the VW show, so if you’re interested check the post http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=85612, and let us know if you can make it. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier!
Hope to see you there.
 

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SeattleReign said:
Welcome to the club Nikki, hope to see you at some local NW gatherings sometime.
If you're looking for some wheels I have more than a few sites for you, since I spent about 5 months obsessing over what rims to buy myself.

www.discountedwheelwarehouse.com
www.e-chromewheels.com
www.edgeracing.com
www.rimstop.com
www.tirerack.com
www.thewheelexchange.com
www.wheelmax.com
www.wheelguyz.com
www.superbuytires.com
www.wheelsboutique.com
www.spyeng.com

Just to name a few :lol:. I ended up going with a wheels tire package from EdgeRacing and so far I'm very happy with it. http://www.clubb5.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=72286

Good luck
First of all welcome to the club. U made a great choice. I just wanna add

a few sites to this listing

www.tunershop.com
Also look on ebay for seller name eurostopusa


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Summer has come and it is once again a great time for a Get Together here in the Pacific Northwest.


This is for our 2nd Annual Pacific Northwest Get Together, which will be held in Ocean Shores Washington on the week-end of the 23rd and 24th of July. Last year’s event brought 13 B5 and B5.5 together from Washington, Oregon and British Colombia and was a good success. We are planning for a bigger and better event this year.

It will be a two days event but everyone is welcome to come for both days or 1 day if that’s all the time you have. All details have not been worked out just yet but as it stands right now, the 23rd will be the drive down (or up, depends where you are coming from) and we would all meet at a designated location. We would find our accommodations and do some activities that evening. On the following day the 24th July, we would do a drive and BBQ and find our way home after that.

To find all details and progress on this event, please go to the following link http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=178550 and don’t forget to sign up while you are there. It will be updated weekly. This event will be a lot of fun and another great excuse to gather our beloved Passats and see each other again or meet new people as well.

If you need any other help or information, you can contact me (Yannick) at [email protected] or Alex at [email protected] .

Sincerely; Yannick/ Rah on Passatworld
Alex/ SeattleReign on Passatworld
 
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