Well kids, the time has come.....after dealing with engine sludge , drips leaks and spills, broken bits and pieces, interior trim falling off, and other annoying problems.....I have sold the Passat. My dealer offered me $7500 for my 2000 Passat with 70,000 miles on it. I bought a 2003 Toyota Camry XLE V6. The Camry have a full Leather interior, Navigation, alloys, and all the other niceties. Just because I have sold the Passat, does not mean that I will be leaving this site, I have made too many friends here and I will be here often giving my $.02 to the topics. I will post some new pics on the car soon. See you all soon.