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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old September 23rd, 2018, 08:46   #1
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Hi all. The time has come to move on. The B4 I have is a very "well sorted" example, and is rust free with decent black paint and leather interior. Selling it won't be easy because I have put so much work into it and I REALLY do like driving the car. Smooth. powerful. Economical.

We have too many cars around here, and my interests tend more towards camping and fishing. I just bought an '87 Westfalia that I intend to re-power (probably with a 2.5 Subaru and 5-speed locking transaxle).

My question is what I can reasonably ask for a nice B4? I have a sinking feeling that the market for these cars is dwindling fast. What do you guys think? $3,500? $5,000? I'll take a loss.........but that's how it works I guess.
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Old September 23rd, 2018, 09:56   #2
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This makes me so sad! Around here (NJ/NY/PA) the pricing is all over the place, I'm always looking for them to flip

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Old September 23rd, 2018, 14:24   #3
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Why so sad BMR?
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Old September 23rd, 2018, 18:33   #4
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Maybe wait til November, to see if your fellow voters agree to kill the insane gas tax. The diesel prices are absurd now.
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Old September 24th, 2018, 06:51   #5
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http://https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipPFANntG627CBJXIPud3UWWn5Z2_KKK1PyJXk7d

Here it is.
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Old September 24th, 2018, 11:14   #6
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That link doesn't seem to be working properly.


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Old September 24th, 2018, 17:53   #7
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Old October 4th, 2018, 13:05   #8
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The car is listed in the cars for sale section.
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Old October 4th, 2018, 13:28   #9
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Pop the link from there into here. Beautiful ride.
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Old October 4th, 2018, 15:05   #10
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Pop the link from there into here. Beautiful ride.
Thanks-
Here's the link.
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=492905
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Old October 4th, 2018, 15:36   #11
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such a nice looking car, surprised you're getting rid of it!


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Old October 4th, 2018, 17:12   #12
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Thanks Steve-
I am a bit torn as the car really is in a good relaible place right now. And it just drives so damn well.
But I'm trying to pare down the fleet:

1956 F100 family heirloom with a sweet running 4-barrel Y-block that I built about 10 years ago- can't sell, don't want to sell.
2006 Outback- 130,000 miles, all wheel drive, great for ski trips and to carry guys for backpacking.
2014 Smart electric. Perfect for short trips around town.
1987 Westfalia. This is a new project I just bought and I may re-power it with a Subaru 2.5, an ALH or maybe a VW 1.8T. This is for the wife and I for camping.

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I just can't justify owning and maintaining 5 cars!
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Old October 11th, 2018, 07:27   #13
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I posted my car on Craigslist a week ago. Based on the response I'm getting (0), the market appears to be rather soft for a $5,000 B4 Passat.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 16:19   #14
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It is indeed, sadly.

Neat cars that you really don't see much on the roads these days, but no one seems willing to buy them and sink money into them.

My sedan needs to go as well, but it's difficult knowing the amount of money that's gone into it is just going to evaporate. But I have too many and not enough places to put them all or money to keep up on reg and insurance for them all every year.

Mk4s don't go for much money either unless it's a wagon. Even then, way less money for them now than a few years ago.
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Old October 12th, 2018, 16:55   #15
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You should try eBay. Detail it, clean up the undercarriage and take pics, with it on a lift.

I remember a wagon that sold for $11k, on eBay... if it actually sold.

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