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    ‘03 Wrecked - looking at options...

    Sold by ‘03 V6 4motion in perfect condition to my neighbor, whose son totaled it shortly after obtaining his license (20 hours after), and they’re looking into options.

    The running gear as in the engine and trans were in top shape and still are, so we are wondering what Passat we could swap everything into? Does it have to be a v6, does it have to be the same year?

    Curious how Frankenstein-able these cars are...


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    I would think that the B5 or B5.5 would work, since they are using the same power plants on both cars outside of the W8, but it would have to be a 4motion car for the tunnel set up of the all wheel drive i'm pretty sure. Maybe a more mechanically incline member could chime in and help out on this.

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    could always put it in an a4 too

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    The V6 by itself can be swapped into any B5 or B5.5 and can be converted into an AHA from an ATQ (and vice versa).
    That opens you up to any of the (4) combinations, FWD and 4motion, automatic or manual transmissions.
    Any model year B5.5 4motion can be swapped. I'm not sure about the B5 4motion though. Member PZ would surely know about that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mediamonkey11 View Post
    Sold by ‘03 V6 4motion in perfect condition to my neighbor, whose son totaled it shortly after obtaining his license (20 hours after), and they’re looking into options.

    The running gear as in the engine and trans were in top shape and still are, so we are wondering what Passat we could swap everything into? Does it have to be a v6, does it have to be the same year?

    Curious how Frankenstein-able these cars are...


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    Not to get snarky, but doesn't he get a nice new car like all the entitled brats these days? Friend's neighbor kid totaled his $15K perfect condition used Camry (which he commonly drives at 80-mph in a 50 zone), ended up with a brand new $25K car less than 2 weeks later. Tough life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LineInTheWater View Post
    ended up with a brand new $25K car less than 2 weeks later.
    Is it totaled yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emry View Post
    Is it totaled yet?
    Only a matter of time. He now goes 85-90. Learned his lesson, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LineInTheWater View Post
    Only a matter of time. He now goes 85-90. Learned his lesson, eh?
    don't hate me, i don't think is the kid's fault but the parents of this generation giving them everything and into anything the little brats demand.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    don't hate me, i don't think is the kid's fault but the parents of this generation giving them everything and into anything the little brats demand.....
    There can be more than one at fault. If you're going to exculpate the kid, then the real fault is with the state gov (as in the people) that said it's OK to license someone who shouldn't be held accountable.

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