- Mar 28, 2001
- 1996 Passat, maroon (gone but not forgotten), 2002 Passat GLX v-6 Manual
Haven't been here in about 10 years. Haven't seen any of you since the Grand Rapids, Michigan TDI fest. I've long since parted with that '96 Passat (B4), but vee dub runs deep in my veins. I had a wonderful 2002 passat gasser (RIP), and my son is driving a 2015 passat (too nice for a first car, but if you're married, you already know that argument was lost before it started). Anyway, I'm BACK, doing my research and preparing to grab another oil burner. The tech advancements are incredible. I feel like I'm carrying an Apple IIe and you guys are carrying quantum computers. Despite all that, I'm still hopelessly in love with the B5.5. It's VW's most beautiful design language (imho), and executed with more excitement than its sister Audi A4 of the same platform. So let us begin: Beyond bone stock, what mods would YOUR dream B5.5 tdi have, and why?