the first passat owners were real fanatics and pissed off the vwvortex crowd and that's how clubb5 was born. i had a 99 v6 passat and was on both forums. not really a lot of mods you can do on those engines aside from the usual. chipping is very popular since the 1.8T engine turns into a real beast for about $400.
1993 300e-2.8 - gone now <sigh>
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