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Old March 26th, 2011, 09:59   #1
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Default 1996 Passat Wagon TDI silver (B4V) - $6000 - Houston, Tx

SOLD.....
Car is SOLD...
For those looking to sell a B4V in the future, I had 5 people in the waiting list, with offers up to $7k ($1k over asking).
The guy who bought it (member on here) got a sweet deal, but that is the reward for being quick off the mark, sorry.
I know a few are struggling with insurance claims on these cars, hope this helps ?



Original Texas Car, no rust, very clean body and interior, 236k miles
I purchased (rescued) this car in 2009 in Dallas as a backup vehicle for my Black B4V
(if you know these B4 wagons, you know how rare they are, hence why I wanted a spare)
Clear blue (ie not salvage) Texas Title, recently Inspected (good till Feb 2012)
I have reworked the engine and made some improvements
Piston bores rehoned, new Goetze piston rings (standard size 79.50mm)
New head gasket (2-hole) & head bolts
Compression 450+psi on all 4 cylinders
New timing belt (Conti), tensioner, pulleys, complete water pump, thermostat
New rear main seal, crank seal, cam seal, intermediate shaft seal
New transmission oil (Redline MT90)
Fresh oil & filter (Mobil 1 TDT 5w40)
New air filter & cabin filter
Resealed Injection Pump, no leaks
Sprint P520 nozzles (30k miles)
RocketChip Stage 3
G60/VR6 clutch (10k miles)
Borbet 14" alloy wheels
New leather shift boot and hand brake
Everything works : windows, mirrors, cold AC, door handles, sunroof, etc

Needs / Issues :
Could use new shocks, front end bounces a little
Tires have about 5k left on them
Could use an alignment
CV boots are old (but not torn yet)
Driver's interior door handle loose - works fine (easy to replace from a junker)
Two small interior pieces missing from drivers door area (again easy finds from a junker)
Headlights need a polish (I will also include a pair of stock headlights, with bigger bulbs)
Front bumper has a deep paint scrape, minor paint scrapes elsewhere

Selling because I have a new TDI project car (Audi TTq) and I do not have space for all these cars !
(3x Passat TDI wagons)


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Old March 26th, 2011, 12:01   #3
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Thanks Jeremy... sure you don't want it ? you need a 'spare' for that rocketship of yours.
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Old March 26th, 2011, 20:46   #4
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it looks like you put a lot of work into this car. looks great!

so, i seriously only missed buying this car right before you by 2 seconds!
i had my credit card in my hand, i asked if he was ready for the numbers and he said "hold on, the guy who was just looking at it is back"
it's ok though, i already had a green one.
i suppose if i had the room, and the money, i would have one of every color!

good luck with the sale of this rare beauty!
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Old March 26th, 2011, 21:33   #5
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it looks like you put a lot of work into this car. looks great!

so, i seriously only missed buying this car right before you by 2 seconds!
i had my credit card in my hand, i asked if he was ready for the numbers and he said "hold on, the guy who was just looking at it is back"
it's ok though, i already had a green one.
i suppose if i had the room, and the money, i would have one of every color!

good luck with the sale of this rare beauty!
haha ! yes, I do recall telling the owner to get off the damn phone with another buyer (you I guess?) and take my money. I was in the process of talking him down from the asking price when you called, so I had no choice but to pay full price, or loose it. So in fact you cost me $800 ! :-)
Plus I had to spend $250 renting a trailer one-way and towing it home, because it was pretty sick (stuck thermostat and worst squeal I have ever heard ! turned out to just be a VERY dead harmonic balancer, but I wasn't going to risk it)
It was listed at 10am Monday, I was looking at it by 4pm (after a 4 hr drive) and bought by 5pm. Sorry sounds like you didn't need it anyway !
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Old March 27th, 2011, 07:33   #6
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Nice line up photo Charlie. I like the TT roof line just peeking over too!

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Old March 27th, 2011, 08:13   #7
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I'm going to have to say that that is one clean wagon. One of the best kept ones I have seen. Too bad you are a far away from my area because I would be interested. GLWS!
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Old March 27th, 2011, 09:23   #8
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Sale pending to a local buyer...will post once it is gone.
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:35   #9
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so is this wagon still available? and how much less mpg will a wagon give
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:40   #10
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The real question should be how many more miles per tank will one of these wagons go?
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Old March 27th, 2011, 10:50   #11
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Sale is still pending, should know more in a day or two once the buyer inspects.

Wagons get the same mpg as the sedan, I get ~45 mpg per tank (hand calc) and have seen ~52 mpg at around 60 mph on a long run.
Yes, the tank is a major selling point. The sedans have ~19 gal tanks, but the wagons have ~26 gal tanks. The gauge reads the same (18 at full mark), but you can vent up to ~26 gals into it. Fun part is you can get ~300 miles before the gauge even moves from full !
Best I have managed (in my black one) was 1089 miles to a very full tank. I think I was running on fumes when I filled (25.1 gals if I recall). I have heard of higher ranges by others.
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Fun part is you can get ~300 miles before the gauge even moves from full !



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Best I have managed (in my black one) was 1089 miles to a very full tank. I think I was running on fumes when I filled (25.1 gals if I recall). I have heard of higher ranges by others.
Best I'd heard was somewhere around 1400 miles.
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Best I'd heard was somewhere around 1400 miles.
That is theoretically possible, 1400 miles with 26 gals = 54 mpg.
You would need to sit at 50 mph for 28 hours to achieve it, I suspect you would need some bathroom breaks
That is one thing that hurts, you find yourself driving 8+hrs straight in these, your bladder gives out long before the fuel tank !
The best part though is filling up before a hurricane, and then knowing you can make it 1200+ miles before you need to find fuel

Just last week I was filling up at a big truck stop in town. Big rig next to me asked the usual question "is that a diesel ?!". He was from Montana, filling his twin 300 gallon tanks ! I pointed out I could get ~30,000 miles on his one fill up... he was pretty shocked !
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Old March 31st, 2011, 19:46   #15
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All PMs replied, thanks.
Car is SOLD...
For those looking to sell a B4V in the future, I had 5 people in the waiting list, with offers up to $7k ($1k over asking).
I know a few are struggling with insurance claims on these cars, hope this helps ?
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