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Old 02-04-2011, 08:45 AM   #301
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Passat - W8 - 4Motion

Anyone have any experience with Passat Wagons?

I was looking around and found an 03 with a W8 and 4Motion. Its got 88k on it. Would the mileage that high scare you off from buying? Any common problems with them?
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:48 AM   #302
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Lets see, eight year old volkswagen with a motor they sold a dozen of in this country and a whole bunch of AWD stuff to break.

Offer them one dollar.
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Old 02-04-2011, 08:58 AM   #303
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Lets see, eight year old volkswagen with a motor they sold a dozen of in this country and a whole bunch of AWD stuff to break.

Offer them one dollar.


That was my initial thought.... but I liked it and it had all the options the Mrs. requires!! The search continues!

What's the best AWD wagon of that vintage that's not a Volvo?
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:00 AM   #304
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Lets see, eight year old volkswagen with a motor they sold a dozen of in this country and a whole bunch of AWD stuff to break.

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What could possibly go wrong with a deal like this??
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:03 AM   #305
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That was my initial thought.... but I liked it and it had all the options the Mrs. requires!! The search continues!

What's the best AWD wagon of that vintage that's not a Volvo?
Sorry still a Volvo..

V70 R AWD

It's as close to a non-volvo you are going to find...

Blast of a car..


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Old 02-04-2011, 09:09 AM   #306
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Sorry still a Volvo..

V70 R AWD

It's as close to a non-volvo you are going to find...

Blast of a car..


I was afraid you'd say that!
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:20 AM   #307
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What's the best AWD wagon of that vintage that's not a Volvo?
a slightly newer loaded subaru.
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I was afraid you'd say that!
sorry... they are pretty reliable too...
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Old 02-04-2011, 09:29 AM   #309
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I was afraid you'd say that!

Here are some video of us ice racing a V70R AWD WAGON...

fun car!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442949
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Here are some video of us ice racing a V70R AWD WAGON...

fun car!

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=442949

That looks like a blast!!

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Old 02-04-2011, 09:41 AM   #311
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What's the best AWD wagon of that vintage that's not a Volvo?
I've been looking hard at 3 Series BMW. E46. Not many around and too many of them have awd that I don't want. I'd be interested to hear why you shouldn't buy one. Plenty of 5 Series around.
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I've been looking hard at 3 Series BMW. E46. Not many around and too many of them have awd that I don't want. I'd be interested to hear why you shouldn't buy one. Plenty of 5 Series around.
Was looking into those also. Found one fairly local, but the miles are scaring me off on this as well....

http://clients.automanager.com/01470...cf0d3debe9545a

Maybe I should just save some more clams before I decide to take the plunge.
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That looks like a blast!!

It was...

There are worse things to have to be doing on a saturday in the middle of winter in NH..

My buddy Dag (who owned that V70R) now has an S4 with the V6 .. I got to take it for a spin a couple weeks ago... I can't believe what kind of power they get out of that 2.7...
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I've been looking hard at 3 Series BMW. E46. Not many around and too many of them have awd that I don't want. I'd be interested to hear why you shouldn't buy one. Plenty of 5 Series around.
They must be more common up here.. I see the E46 wagons for sale on Craigslist for private sale more often than any other BMW wagon...
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It was...

There are worse things to have to be doing on a saturday in the middle of winter in NH..

My buddy Dag (who owned that V70R) now has an S4 with the V6 .. I got to take it for a spin a couple weeks ago... I can't believe what kind of power they get out of that 2.7...
Agree! I test drove one(S4, don't remember year or specifics) with my buddy before he finally picked up a 300c with a Hemi and AWD.

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