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Old November 30th, 2017, 06:39   #1
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Default 2005 Passat bad trans - what is it worth?

I have a 2005 Passat that was meticulously maintained. 2 weeks back the trans went and I do not want to put any more money into the car. It has 180,000 miles and the engine is good. It was meticulously maintained using only Pentosin II oil. I also added Opti-Lube XPD on EVERY fill up. The balance shaft upgrade was done at 50,000 miles and is still going strong. RAXLE axles were installed as well around 50,000 miles. A remanufactured torque converter was installed at 150,000 miles.
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Old November 30th, 2017, 07:24   #2
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Not sure about in the States, but up here you're lucky to get $1000 with a dead transmission. I've seen them go as low as $500.
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Old November 30th, 2017, 07:53   #3
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Convert it to a manual.

Wagon or sedan?
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Old November 30th, 2017, 08:57   #4
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It is a Sedan. Do you know anyone in the New Jersey area that would convert it to a manual?
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Old November 30th, 2017, 09:33   #5
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Dunno - best to check the eastern US forum.
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Old November 30th, 2017, 10:23   #6
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I picked up a wagon last Friday with 182,000 on it, good engine and transmission, though the rest of it was a bit rough. Perfect swap car though.
He did a full cam and TB change with my parts and a balance shaft delete kit all in the last 10,000 miles. Mostly new alternator and starter.

...and I paid $300 for the entire car.

YMMV
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Old November 30th, 2017, 12:54   #7
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Unfortunately unless you part it out, it's worth the same as what a junkyard would give to a non runner. Up here that's around $300.
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Old November 30th, 2017, 14:52   #8
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where are you in Jersey
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I live near Asbury Park, down the shore.
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Old December 1st, 2017, 09:10   #10
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I have a cheap trans in connecticut if you wanna get it running for a better sale. Could probably still get 2-3k if its running imo.
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I live near Asbury Park, down the shore.
My brother is in Bordentown, PM me your phone number I'll have him stop by and take a look at it, he travels the Shore weekly.

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Sedans only make good parts cars IMO
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Sedans only make good parts cars IMO
The trunk has more room that it looks. Carried all the necessary go karting equipment for 2 years for my son and this also included a set of rain tires too and everything one needs to race a kart for a season. Yes a wagon would have been better but this sedan sort of fell in my lap a few years ago with a bad transmission.
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The trunk has more room that it looks. Carried all the necessary go karting equipment for 2 years for my son and this also included a set of rain tires too and everything one needs to race a kart for a season. Yes a wagon would have been better but this sedan sort of fell in my lap a few years ago with a bad transmission.
Sedans rock!
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But wagons just haul.
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