so, i'm finally putting this up as a feeler. still undecided on what to do just yet.
so if you don't already know, big-o fucked up my car. i lost one of the primary stretch bolts for the subframe and they also messed with a control arm. the car is indeed very fixable, but right now i really don't have the time or desire to really mess with it very much. the hole for the stretch bolt will need to be tapped for a new bolt to be installed. once that's done it should be just fine.
currently the car has 176k on it, and it has been impeccably maintained its whole life. it doesn't leak or burn any oil what so ever, has always been run on mobil 1 synthetic since new with premium fuels, timing belt and water pump service done on time, etc etc. car and drivetrain def. has a lot of life left in it. also recently installed was a completely new suspension, bilstien shocks, h&r sport springs, all new control arms and bushings, the works...its all brand new. it also has a APR stage 1 tune for 91 octane for a bit more power.
cosmetically the passat is starting to show its age. clearcoat failure on the hood and roof, drivers door is rusting, as is the rear passenger quarter has just started to bubble. both are still fixable and the only reason why they are rusting is because of poor body work that was done in the past. rest of the car is rust free and clean top to bottom. front bumper is also scuffed and damaged, however a replacement bumper will come with the car. just needs paint. actually if you were to paint the whole car it'd be a really great looking car again.
right now i'm really not interested in parting out the car...i really don't want to invest the time in doing so...that and i really just don't have the heart to do it either. i've had this car so long its a lot more than a car to me if that makes any sense. so i want to see what people would be willing to offer for it before i take it to VW in Burnsville to see what they'll take on a trade as-is for a new MK6.
**if i trade it in, i will be keeping the e-code Recaro seats and R32 wheel and they will be offered for sale if the current interested parties that have dibs on them decide otherwise**
back when it was pretty: