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Overall I'm totally jacked with my 2001.5 Passat. Everything about the car exudes quality and I haven't experienced any of the gremlins others have mentioned in this forum. My fiance' keeps saying that it looks just as good as a 3 Series and I'm inclined to agree. However, the suspension setup, while suiting her tastes, is lacking IMO. Having crawled around these threads for the last six months I have concluded that there is no upgarde currently available for the 4Motion equipped models. Am I wrong? Minor criticisms include lack of a mute button on the stereo, lack of an ignition light to aid in locating it in the dark, lack of an appropriate/useful grab handle to close the trunk lid and that the accesory plug stays on after turninng the vehicle off. (I'm forever returning to the car to find my V-1 is still on.) Lastly, my dealer offers a 100% refundable extended service warranty through Masterguard. Has anyone else heard of this? For $760 I can get a 2yrs/24mos extension of the B2B warranty. Within 30 days or 1500 miles of the expiration of the policy I can then apply for a full refund of the selling price if the poolicy is unused. I think I'd be foolish not to purchase it. What do you think? Anyway, glad to be part of the family.