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Nobember 2004 - Steve Jarrett


Wow, what an honor to be RMC's member of the month.  I've been told I'm the 1st East Coast member to be chosen, and only the 2nd member to be chosen outside of Colorado.  Im still shocked as I write this.  Thanks again for the opportunity to become part of the RMC family.

When I was a senior in high school, my parents bought a '93 Ford Taurus for me to I could get back and forth to school and work.  After a month and a half, I was plagued with the repair bill of having to replace the engine because the car threw a rod.  Had less then 40k miles on the car, but it must have really been ragged on.  Instead of having to replace the
engine, my parents decided to allow me to take over the payments on my step dad's car, which at the time was the Passat.  Since that day, its been a wonderful experience.

Since Ive had ownership of this car, its been a complete pleasure. There's been many times that I've just wanted to throw the towel in and not worry about the continual repair bills and small issues.  Being the lucky guy that I am, my dealer has conveniently allowed me the experience of having 2 blown timing belts, which left the car in the repair shop for upwards of 2-8 weeks at times.

I've met so many people over the past 3 years since I started viewing the message boards.  Ive gone through CB5, VWVortex, and now my local boards, RMC, SFL, and T-region.  I've had the opportunity to meet many people at local shows and GTG's and have organized many over the years.  Each time, I learn something new and always pass my knowledge to others as much as possible.

There are many benefits of owning a Volkswagen or Audi.  Its more than just a car.  Its about the people behind the wheel and the whole driving experience.  I dont get the excitment that I get when driving the Passat when I drive other cars from other makes.  Its a whole driving experience that makes you and the car operate as one.  Its always a great feeling to drive the car into work and enjoy every minute of it, when its working properly.

Thanks again for the great honor and opportunity to participate here at RMCB5.  I've met many people and everyone is always eager to help someone that a couple thousand miles away.  It just goes to show you that no matter what color you are, people are always willing to help a fellow enthusiest out when in need.

Here's a peek at the future of the car:


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