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Hey, guys!

I just became the proud owner of a black on tan, 1999 VW Passat 1.8t! I think i got a really good deal on it, and i wanted to get a second opinion on the worth of the car.

There is 89,200 kms on the car (I am 3rd owner, 1st was an 80 yr old man) The interior is mint, leather in perfect condition, everything works + a panasonic deck. Exterior is mint aswell, saftied and etested and drives very smooth.

I am planning to do some mods, but in the current condition, what do you think this car could reasonably sell for? (i had a very hard time even finding this year/model with similar kms)

Also, it came with an extra set of winter tires!

Thanks guys!
 

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Does the car come with any maintenance records?
I do not have maintenance records, i was told the timing belt was changed last year and has had no other problems.

Also keep in mind that 89,200kms is 55,000 miles, if we are talking USD here.

(im from Canada :angel:)
 

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I think something around 5000-6000? I'm not very good with ballparking and I'm not very acquainted with B5 prices (just B5.5)

BTW OP, I'm also in ON, post up a thread on the Canadian page
 

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i would agree with the 5000 - 6000 price range. However, i would have to state i would only pay on the 5k side of this vehicle. if you did pay around 6, i would not say you were ripped off. these vehicles have a hold on me. if i had to sell mine i would look into another.

absolutely in love with the quality of the build of the passat. the absolute epitome in the blend of sport luxury and perfomance.... reliability, well it requires, but whatever. most return in your driving experience. like i said, totally in love with the quality of this build
 

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its worth whatever someone will pay for it.

just because you modify something doesn't mean it makes it worth more. most people will want to pay for it based on mileage, condition and KBB prices.
 

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absolutely in love with the quality of the build of the passat. the absolute epitome in the blend of sport luxury and perfomance.... reliability, well it requires, but whatever. most return in your driving experience. like i said, totally in love with the quality of this build
I gotta agree on this point. I paid $4500 canadian and I was told that is a lot for a '99 by a guy who drives a honda, I asked him if he'd ever driven a passat.. and my inclination was correct, lol :p


These cars hold value, especially with only 89k.. not looking to sell it right now anyway, but if i did i'd be listing it around $6000, and id be looking to get minimum $5500.
 

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IMO the car is worth the most it will ever be in stock form.
If you are planning to sell it, note that adding mods will generally take away from it's value regardless of how cool it is or how much it cost.
 

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modding a car can make the value go up but there are two problems with that.

1. all the mods need to be done right and look good

2. you need to find someone who actually cares that the mods have been done.

$4500 seems like a pretty good price on the car to me considering the low mileage
 

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modding a car can make the value go up but there are two problems with that.

1. all the mods need to be done right and look good

2. you need to find someone who actually cares that the mods have been done.

$4500 seems like a pretty good price on the car to me considering the low mileage
yeah, nothing too crazy..

I want the standard B5 mods.. badgeless grille, halo headlights, black 18" rims, smoked tails, mirrors w/ turn signals, bmw chirp... lol, not too much :wrench:

Im not sure if the mods will end up costing me or not though when it comes time to list by either depreciating the value (i think unlikely), or simply not increasing the value and thus basically being wasting money for my enjoyment and not benefit.
 

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The KBB private party price for this car with it's mileage is $4,531 in Buffalo NY. Canada has no BlueBook so that was as close as I could find.
Link: Kelley Blue Book

There's nothing wrong with doing mods and there's tons of pride of ownership and accomplishment when you do it, just don't expect to sell it for $6K when you're done.
Not trying to burst your bubble but unless you find a wide-eyed kid to buy a car with 18" wheels, halos and smoked tails for more than $4K, you will be doing this for your pleasure.
 

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Ouch 4500 for a '99, thats way too much. I've seen them for half that!
with 89,000kms? did they have transmissions in them?

i really dont think you'd able to find a 99 with this low kms for half what i paid. If you can, post a link and i'll buy it.
 

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The KBB private party price for this car with it's mileage is $4,531 in Buffalo NY. Canada has no BlueBook so that was as close as I could find.
Link: Kelley Blue Book

There's nothing wrong with doing mods and there's tons of pride of ownership and accomplishment when you do it, just don't expect to sell it for $6K when you're done.
Not trying to burst your bubble but unless you find a wide-eyed kid to buy a car with 18" wheels, halos and smoked tails for more than $4K, you will be doing this for your pleasure.
Passats are cheap in buffalo .....I paid $720.00 for a 2000 V6 passat 5 seed manual wagon with 103,000 miles and the previous owner drove it over to my house to deliver it.

It was almost due for a timing belt, needed control arms, a sunroof motor complete brake job, tires & cam tensioner oil seal. I put just under $1000.00 into parts/tires and its ready for the next 60,000 miles good thing i dont have to cost justify the 20 plus hours of my labor :)
 

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i paid $750 for my 2000, V6 2wd GLS wagon with 137K miles. put in a transmission module and abs module, and some new wheels and tires. now i should be able to sell it for $3500.:D
 
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