yeah, i bought my wife an 03 passat (1.8l T)
i've been tempeted to upgrade it already lol
i'm waiting for this kit to be released, (bigger turbo,
remapped ecm, header, bigger downpipe) $2500.
will change the 170/180hp to almost 300hp.
not as fast as my bb 69 camaro, but should
be able to keep up lol. only downside i've seen so
far is that it requires @ least 5W40 synth oil and
91 octane. after the upgrade, 93+ octane.
A female friend of mine has a 2002 V6/automatic. I drove it several hundred
miles on a road trip recently and have to agree. For the $$, it's the best
in German bang-for-the-buck, seat of your pants fun. This car has all the
options including sport suspension, which does pretty well.
The car feels solid at speed ( 80 to 95 maximum for me ) and handles really
Too bad a good number of the "German" ones are actually made in Mexico :).
My sister's 2000 VW Jetta has had the windows fixed 7 times, and it blew a head
gasket at 15,000 miles. The dealer tried to deny the head gasket problem, but
my brother-in-law had a "No fault found" report from 2001 when he told them
there was foam on the oil cap! :)
Large heap not worth bus fare :(.
Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director
'80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig.
'79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig
'84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going....
'80 T/A project car...
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