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Just bought a 2005 Passat TDI Sport wagon. Pickup on Thursday, March 17.
First diesel & we actually know the former owner quite well. He could not get a new Passat TDI so he opted for a gas model. He was (excuse the expression) rather anal about his car & only traded because he is getting ready to retire. Very picky about maintenance, oil changes, rust proofing.
We had a 1993 Volvo 850 which at 317K was beginning to nickle & dime us to death. ($1800 in 2010) We drove the Passat & loved it. The diesel seems to perform beautifully.
My wife is a dressage rider & her instructors son just happens to be a VW mechanic. Lucky us. Looking forward to your site.
Glad I happened upon it.

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Welcome! FYI, how many miles? There is a checklist and buying guide in the FAQ with some common issues. One of the most common problems is the oil chain problems which can be fixed at the same time that the timing belt is done.

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