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KALaBenne May 29th, 2008 22:03

How many miles on your B5.5 TDi?
Hey Ya'll,

I'm curious to know how many miles you have put on your B5.5. Part of the reason I bought mine is because I drive a lot of miles a year and I suspect many of you do the same. I bought my B5.5V 3 months ago with 94K and since then have added 10K so I stand at a paltry 104K miles. I plan on driving mine until the wheels fall off but I want to know where we are on proveing the longevity of these automobiles.

Since this is the picture/spec thread you could post a pic as well.

Anyone else have this curiosity?

BTW, I know all you B4 drivers are dying to gloat about the multiple thousands of miles on yours, but start your own thread please.

Diesel on,

mv420xx June 2nd, 2008 14:50

I bought my 05 passat may of 2007 with around 50+k. i now have 78k and have had it for 1 yr so far. getting the timing belt done next weekend.

06JettaTDIdsg June 9th, 2008 16:11

we have 64k on our '05 wagon

runs like a top.

Radman June 10th, 2008 07:12

You may want to post this in the Passat B5 section to get more replies.

gundog_62 June 12th, 2008 15:48

I bought my 05 Passat TDI GLS in May 2005. I now have close to 65K. My daily drive of 39 miles 1 way to work yields 41 to 42mpg on the trip computer. Diesel here in KC MO is $4.55 per gal.

mv420xx June 12th, 2008 19:55

^^ are u chipped or stock?

2000m2 June 15th, 2008 20:23

Bought my '05 B5.5 GLS in Sept '07 with 55k on it and now have 70k

samspock June 24th, 2008 14:04

Bought mine new in September 2004 and have 92k.

JerryKib June 26th, 2008 11:32

Our 2004 B5.5 wagon has slightly less than 30,000 miles after almost 4 years (since new).

Lug_Nut June 28th, 2008 17:32

Picked up my (B5.5) wagon two days ago. The first owner put on 137,000 miles in 29 months.
Me? I'm just starting.

sabaranski July 3rd, 2008 19:49

I didn't want to miss the milestone today, so I had to resort to my iPhone.

As of this writing, the car has 100,049 miles. Might not be a big deal for some, but that's a fairly significant milestone for me.

mv420xx July 4th, 2008 16:31

^^^ very nice. i just turned 80K yesterday

jayb79 July 4th, 2008 21:19

only 36k on my 05. Warranty is up now and it will get more miles and the NB will sit more. i would like to see some hi milers to know its as reliable as the ALH. seems like the oil pump chain is the weak link though.

ChuckHanson July 5th, 2008 09:31

2005 Passat TDI
Bought mine new in 2005. Just crossed 70,000 miles. Still have original tires and brakes. All routine service by Gossett VW. Most mileage between Memphis and Chicago. Only breakdown maintenance was the brake light switch recall and now a front daytime running light. I get 40 - 42 MPG on the highway. I am tickled with the car.

Chuck Hanson
Memphis, TN

KALaBenne July 5th, 2008 12:18


Originally Posted by jayb79
i would like to see some hi milers ..{snip}... seems like the oil pump chain is the weak link though.

I'll be turning 107K soon. Lug Nut just bought a high-mileage one. I know there's some more out there, I've spied some stats in sigs in my searching old threads.

As far as the oil-pump chain balancer issue, I haven't done the survey yet (gotta dig out the engine build date) and I fell like I've just gotten to know the engine as it's my first diesel, but the stats show it's a very small percentage that are having this problem. Not to say that we shouldn't be concerned, but don't panic, the sky's not falling. I try to give my warm engine a good listen every now and again.

I wish I had a recording of a bad one, but that's for the other thread.

On a side note, does anyone have the figure on how many B5.5 TDI's were imported to north america?

Diesel on,

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