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    Well not end-of-the-road, quite yet. Over the weekend I pushed the wagon out into the sunlight for the first time since Thanksgiving, when AndreasPassat helped us out. At this point, I'm intending to have our mechanic, who has no hesitation about pulling engines or transmission on the company F150s, take this thing and fix what I haven't. My wife is happy to have her Q5 back into the garage.
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    Could be worse about the garage. I've had an inop donor car in one side for 4 years. Needs to go this summer when I finally strip the rest of it down. Still left with 3 cars, so a decision will have to be made about my car after that. I'll see if I get used to the Tiguan on our trip, but we've only put 200 miles on it so far. My Passat and the Golf have probably been driven about 6 miles each in 2 weeks and that would continue.
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    Any update? That car is too practical and beautiful to scrap -- arguably the best size and configuration ever sold in the U.S., from any manufacturer. Total home-run product.
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    The wagon was supposed to be trailered away last weekend, but the guy was busy on some other project. I might just rent a trailer and tote it with the company pickup to our back lot, where it can be worked on. I agree about the Passat wagon still being such a desirable package. Not to disrespect the sedan guys (my A4 is a sedan after all) but if this wasn't a wagon, I probably wouldn't go to all this trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ylwagon View Post
    The wagon was supposed to be trailered away last weekend, but the guy was busy on some other project. I might just rent a trailer and tote it with the company pickup to our back lot, where it can be worked on. I agree about the Passat wagon still being such a desirable package. Not to disrespect the sedan guys (my A4 is a sedan after all) but if this wasn't a wagon, I probably wouldn't go to all this trouble.

    No, no, no, you got that all backwards.

    Not to disrespect the wagon guys but if this wasn't a sedan, I probably wouldn't go to all this trouble.
    That's the way its supposed to be.

    Seriously though, your car is in such great shape, it would be a shame to see it go to the heap pile.

    Maybe we can schedule a weekend for wrenching??? You know I'm in for that.
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    I sure appreciate that. If/when it's running reliably enough for a long highway trip, my son might want it back in Phoenix. I'll bet he'd have you over for one of their BBQ parties at the house where he and two of his Air Force co-renters live, plus one 23 year-old civilian girl. But you'd have to OK with a typical bachelor setup; stacks of beer cases in the hallways, cartons of AR-15 and 9mm ammo all over the kitchen counters, pizza boxes, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreasPassat View Post
    No, no, no, you got that all backwards.

    Not to disrespect the wagon guys but if this wasn't a sedan, I probably wouldn't go to all this trouble.
    That's the way its supposed to be.

    Seriously though, your car is in such great shape, it would be a shame to see it go to the heap pile.

    Maybe we can schedule a weekend for wrenching??? You know I'm in for that.
    Second that. Sedan is what sold me. But to each their own. ;-) Nice looking car ylwagon; I'm jealous of your clearcoat. Hope you get it back on the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndreasPassat View Post
    No, no, no, you got that all backwards.

    Not to disrespect the wagon guys but if this wasn't a sedan, I probably wouldn't go to all this trouble.
    That's the way its supposed to be.
    I tend to agree, as I prefer sedans, but...
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    Noice!

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    A new update: My wife had enough of the Passat being the 'hanger queen' in our garage while her car sat outside, as I've mentioned. So last weekend, I hired our company driver to do a Saturday pickup of the wagon, and take it to our company back lot. Here it waits it's next move, and hopefully diagnosis/correction of whatever is wrong. I think that we're down to either the engine, or transmission, being what's seized. The starter motor is disconnected from the bell housing, so by removing the three torque converter screws, we should easily decide which one it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ylwagon View Post
    A new update: My wife had enough of the Passat being the 'hanger queen' in our garage while her car sat outside, as I've mentioned. So last weekend, I hired our company driver to do a Saturday pickup of the wagon, and take it to our company back lot. Here it waits it's next move, and hopefully diagnosis/correction of whatever is wrong. I think that we're down to either the engine, or transmission, being what's seized. The starter motor is disconnected from the bell housing, so by removing the three torque converter screws, we should easily decide which one it is.
    That car is practically brand new!

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