i think my 5 spd 99 passat v6 has finally run into the ground....or has it? it has 180k on it, still runs amazingly smooth and well. never has not started or broken down on me. but needs ball joints all around. tie rod ends, a bunch of sensors, 2 new cats. bassicly around 2000 in parts or so im told. my mechanic told me i might be able to sell it for parts. especially front end body panels. is this true? would my car be desireable to anyone looking to fix, or just part it out?