With a third daughter on the way I knew my daily driver, a Merc C230K sedan, wasn't going to cut it anymore with all the baby gear I'll have to haul around. So I recently acquired a 2002 1.8t Passat Wagon from a friend of a friend. The car had been sitting for about a year due to the PO having a company car as a daily. It now has just under 117K miles on it and a far as I can tell from receipts found in the car it's been driven about 200 miles since August of 2010.
The tires on it were dry rotted and the rear calipers were dragging when I first drove it. I picked up a set of tires on steelies in the classifieds and threw them on to get it home. The trip home was a nail biting experience as we found that the brake pads were virtually nonexistent at all four corners and the pedal almost went to the floor. With the help of a friend and me driving like a grandma we were able to get it home without incident.
I placed an order with GAP and soon had new brake rotors, pads, fluids and filters. A friend of mine had a set of Audi RS6 wheels he was selling and I picked up some fresh rubber from Discount Tire Direct.
Here's a pic after the brake and wheel install...
Does anyone know where I can find a "VW" centercap that will fit these Audi wheels?
Next on the list is to change the ATF and filter.
I also picked up a set of Koni coilovers in the classifieds that I'll put on when I have some time.