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in 1999 I test drove a new Passat at night and became smitten, fell in love with the cobalt blue instrumentation with bright red markers. Something happened to me emotionally and I knew that
I had to have a new Passat. I became a madman, had to have that car, It's all I thought about, I was consumed with it. Shortly after purchase I chipped it, gave it 197 horsepower with 250lbs of
torque and it became a little rocket. the wild turbo kicked in at 2000 rpm and went up to over 5,000 rpms. I kept the car for 8 years, put a walnut burl dash kit in it, it was really cool. I just came back
here to tell my sad story, my beginnings with the
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