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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...
    3. 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...
    10. 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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      That's OK...vi snakke ikke så mye norsk!...

      That's OK...vi snakke ikke så mye norsk! Absolutely beautiful car -- thanks for sharing all these great photos with us. While I am very happy with my 2010 B6 variant, I sure do like the LED...
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      For what it's worth, we bought the VW "Compass...

      For what it's worth, we bought the VW "Compass Protection Plan" Platinum-Level (0$ deductible per visit) 6-year / 100,000 mile warranty for $2306 (this was for our 2010 Passat Wagon). We're a 1-car...
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      I have used the Thule Aero cross bars for a year...

      I have used the Thule Aero cross bars for a year now, with a Saris cargo box on top. No fairing...very minimal wind noise.

      http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/~scottb/b6/coffin_1.jpg
    14. Used oil analysis, 2010 Passat TSI (Motul 8011 X-cess 5W40)

      Motul used oil analysis: 15,134 miles: 2010 VW Passat TSI

      After a long winter of abuse -- numerous cold starts below 0ºF / -18º C, probably numerous short trips that didn't properly warm up the...
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      Dude, you did it all wrong: you're supposed to...

      Dude, you did it all wrong: you're supposed to take a photo of the speedometer reading 100 mph just as the ODO turns over to 100,000 mikes! The classic 100@100 photo! :)
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      Either I'm an anomaly, or they fixed the problem...

      Either I'm an anomaly, or they fixed the problem with the TFSI engine -- I'm only at 15K miles, but so far I had had absolutely zero oil consumption. I drained the factory fill oil at 1400 miles, and...
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      I tow a small 900 pound Lifetime camper/trailer...

      I tow a small 900 pound Lifetime camper/trailer with my Class 1 hitch...but I'm running a 100% stock setup (complete with the OEM self-leveling rear shock absorbers).
    18. I once got 36.2 mpg on a trip from eastern South...

      I once got 36.2 mpg on a trip from eastern South Dakota to southern Wisconsin. I wasn't hyper-miling per se, but I was using cruise and just doing 65 mph. This is also with a large cargo box up on...
    19. On your next oil change (sooner, rather than...

      On your next oil change (sooner, rather than later...and without your brother) you could also capture a small sample and send it in to a lab such as Blackstone to see if anything looks out of line.
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      My 2010 wagon (with V-Tex...the only seating...

      My 2010 wagon (with V-Tex...the only seating surface available for 2010) has the rear side air bag option...and there are small cloth "Air Bag" tags along the side edges of the back seats to indicate...
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