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    1. 2.0 TSI. Because chains. :)

      2.0 TSI. Because chains. :)
    2. I also installed a Valley hitch -- but all these...

      I also installed a Valley hitch -- but all these options appear to be of an identical design (bolt-on -- no drilling required).

      I tow a Lifetime tent trailer that probably weighs about 1000 pounds...
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      Similar experience for me (but only a little over...

      Similar experience for me (but only a little over 50K miles): 1 bulb and 1 battery. I add a full bottle of Techron before every oil change, and use Costco premium fuel (which supposedly has a good...
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      spider crack in tail lamp cover

      Due to an unfortunate "slight impact"** while backing down the driveway into a large city recycling container (at an air temperature below 0ºF, when plastic objects decide to become hard and/or...
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      Welcome to the B6 Club! Was that car parked...

      Welcome to the B6 Club! Was that car parked outside in the Texas heat all its life? That may have compounded all the peeling trim issues.

      Speaking of heat: you should turn off your heated mirrors...
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      So these will also work for rear reverse...

      So these will also work for rear reverse ("backup") lights? I have a B6 wagon...and I thought the reverse lights were standard round-socket incandescent bulbs? I'd be thrilled if I were wrong, and an...
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      Oh yeah, you need one of these too ...

      Oh yeah, you need one of these too

      https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/15160757635_ec6a6bff8b_c.jpg[/QUOTE]

      Hey, I like that: where, and how much? It's hard to tell from my first photo above,...
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      Motul 8100 Xcess 5W40 since draining the factory...

      Motul 8100 Xcess 5W40 since draining the factory fill at about 2000 miles -- and much to my surprise, the motor has not burned a drop of oil in the first 50,000 miles (I change the oil every 5000...
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      Can't you order one from your local VW dealer? We...

      Can't you order one from your local VW dealer? We have used the OEM version since our 2010 was purchased, and it has held up well (I'm a wheelchair user, so we wanted to protect the floor from all...
    10. Thule Aero crossbars, with a Saris cargo box that...

      Thule Aero crossbars, with a Saris cargo box that I've had since my A3 Jetta. Yeah, it's that old. Yeah, I'm that old.

      When I did some comparisons with the same Saris cargo box on top of my B5...
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      The lack of door sill protection in those areas...

      The lack of door sill protection in those areas was one of my few major disslikes about the B6 (and our previous B5 as well) -- so I took it upon myself to immediately apply form of some protective...
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      http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~scottb/b6/Passat_21apr20...

      http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~scottb/b6/Passat_21apr2012.jpg

      I suppose I should finally join this thread (I'm a bit of a procrastinator). 2010 Komfort. Mods include Thule roof rack cross bars with...
    13. Passat wagon owner since 2000. I am hooked on the...

      Passat wagon owner since 2000. I am hooked on the wagon format (no crossover trendiness factor needed for me). I would buy this car. 2.0 TSI or 2.0 TDI. Base it off the US Passat platform if you have...
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      Amen, brother. We're on the One Car Plan™ as well...

      Amen, brother. We're on the One Car Plan™ as well -- the Passat Wagon is all we really need.
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      Actually, isn't it better to not be gentle during...

      Actually, isn't it better to not be gentle during engine break-in, and get the revs up a bit under load to help seat the rings? We drove our 2010 2.0 TSI with the DSG exclusively in Sport mode for...
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      I just sprayed a little water on before applying...

      I just sprayed a little water on before applying -- that allows you to gently slide the plastic into just the right spot. Once you squeeze most of the water out, the adhesive seems to dry fairly...
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      As a wheelchair user, I think that yours is a...

      As a wheelchair user, I think that yours is a very classy post. Not.
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      They must have fixed something with the TSI...

      They must have fixed something with the TSI engine, because I have not burned any oil at all during the first 20,000 miles. Not a drop. That includes a 5000-mile vacation trip after the initial...
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      My 2010 Passat Wagon tailgate does not have that...

      My 2010 Passat Wagon tailgate does not have that fancy door as seen in the photo above -- just a small plastic "arm" that holds the warning triangle box once it's installed into the slot. A victim of...
    20. It's funny, 'cuz it's true! :D Add to that...

      It's funny, 'cuz it's true! :D

      Add to that list mudflap-fearing.
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