Welcome aboard, beautiful car, I used to hang out on the Vortex for a while when I had my 2003 Passat GLX, that is one of the largest forums out there for sure.
What do you think of the engine sound and the exhaust? On mine I can literally hear the car moving through the shift points as the engine is very smooth but audible. Its only somewhat of an annoyance on mine at speeds above 68mph, the throaty but somewhat nasal drone of the engine can be a little much on occasion.
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<img src='http://members.cox.net/inelson5/wooani.gif' border='0' alt='user posted image' /> The whistles go WOOOO!!! *BUBB RUBB FAN CLUB*