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    Rare Find! Pristine B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon

    The car sold and I took down the sale website.
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    The car just sold to a nice guy in Washington State who is flying in and driving it back (after the TB job) to be used by his dad who commutes a lot. Sold for $14.5k It's a nice feeling when the real world affirms your knowledge and skill despite the haters hating on the internet. 👍
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    Reasonable asking price for 2012 Jetta 6-sp

    how long did it take to sell?
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    Rare Find! Pristine B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon

    Update: Current cash offer: $12,500 Current Cash offers in the works: $13,500 & $14,000 Current Cash + Trade offer equal to: $15,000 If nothing finalizes by Tuesday, I'll probably get the TB job done and then my minimum price will be $13,500.
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Thanks for all these details. After reading all this I feel even less concerned about doing a BSM job on my car anytime soon. The car *barely* vibrates more at idle and once it's fully warmed up it doesn't at all. Shifting to neutral or park completely eliminates it. I think this thing is in...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Yeah I would just sell this almost immediately for bluebook. Figure it'd sell quick and now I've essentially made $15k for my passat with no TB or BSM job. A bit more hassle but 🤷‍♂️ If you delete the balance shaft wouldn't you just be replacing engine mounts and other clamps and things because...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    jetta has a clean carfax. we'll serviced. figures it's be easier to sell at bluebook, as it's less 'special' than mine. I wrote to oilhammer but it's cost me a minimum of probably $3.5k to get a bsm and tb and trailer it to him and back... soooo.... still think that's a good idea?
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Anyone have thoughts on this car that's being offered for trade + cash to me for my passat? Its a 2012 Jetta TDI 6spd that has had the emission mods done mid year 2019 (so almost out of extended warranty) A guy wants to trade me one with a 110k + $4k -- bluebook on a '12 jetta tdi with that...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    That's a good offer. I have a line of people to call today who want to fly in / trailer it back and most are ok with the $14k so far.... i'll keep y'all updated.
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    It has not been sitting. Nothing is clogged. You and I have already DMed about this and I've posted it a bunch of times. This was kept in a climate controlled garage in a rich persons 2nd home and was driven on weekends and regularly monitored and used just not driven many miles. There are no...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    GLS. This is listed in the original post and website listed... I knew the 1st owner, (story is also in the forum here), have some records and have recent service records and a detailed carfax. (honestly not gunna be very many records when the last owner only drove it 25k miles or so. haha)
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Yep that all sounds reasonable. Such is the case for unique cars. I've had to deal with those issues myself often. It's also why I tend to only buy with cash. Good thoughts for a potential buyer... and they are actually starting to line up which I feel relieved about after the internet poo-pooed...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Im not sure what to tell you. I guess that's too bad you could not get your money back for the good work you did. Im not trying to get every dime out. I found a rare car. (mileage, condition, model setup) We can all agree it's rare. I paid a bit over book because of that rarity, and I spent...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    A menu? Im confused. I've probably spent $200 on cleaning. not bad doesn't really need much since it's showroom. But I actually did consider that I've kept it well waxed and clean. I actually won't make any money on this sale. Im just trying to sell it for a fair price so I can pay for this...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Previous owner was a famous skier. He bought it as a commuter from Breckinridge to Denver in 2004. He died in 2006 in a skiing accident. I think it had like 15k miles on it then. Family kept it for sentimentality and they kept it in a heated garage between two different homes in Breck and in...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Appreciate the support! Unfortunately I NEED to sell it as I need a truck for work now (don't want to take the passat down these forest service backroads haha.)
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Thanks for this, I appreciate the support. I'm VERY willing to consider fair offers, but in this market, I have no incentive to start low. For what it's worth the 1st service was done by Hillside Imports a reputable TDI specialist listed on this site. And the TB job will be done by Avalon...
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Carmax is laughable too. I feel like you're trolling me by giving me these 'baby's first car sale' suggestions. yeesh.
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    SOLD — B5.5 Passat TDI Wagon - 39k Original Miles - $14k obo

    Kelly blue book is not at all a good place to start. But if you really want to start there then take the top value of $8k and add 20-40% for current market rates and gas prices. That's $9,600 - $11,200 Now figure that I have a totally fresh set of belts water pump, fluids and all filters...
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