Picked up a 2012 Candy White 2.5SE w/o sunroof on Thursday and wanted to say hello. I have read every post on this forum and have gained a lot of knowledge about our cars.
I came from a 00 Lexus ES300 platinum (dropped, TRD exhaust, 3 piece Work Euroline wheels, tint, custom retrofitsource.com projectors) and I plan mod the Passat as well.
So far I have done 30% tint all around, OEM spoiler, passenger side trunk hinge cover,and I put in a new overhead console from a passat SE w/ sunroof. Long story short, I wanted to have the two red ambient leds and I also wanted all the buttons to light up but models without sunroofs dont get this feature. I lucked out and a guy down the street was parting out a 2012 Passat w/ sunroof and I picked up the entire console for $40!! Everything transfers over, remove sunroof dial, switch panel cover (drill two holes to expose red LEDs) and your done!
Next on the list...OEM Fogs, door sills, coilovers and wheels.