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BBS CH 18's
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I think that about fits the $100,000 limit! :lol: :lol:
 

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I would put a down payment on a few pieces of property and than rent them out to others.... in five years that 100,000 would quickly become 200,000, than I would buy a few more....follow that plan for the rest of my life. I'd be retired by the time I was 40, and have all the money I need to drive my passat (or gt2) to anyplace I wanted. PASSIVE INCOME, that's the key to early retirement.
 

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Put gas in it....Should get bout 5 tanks worth :p
 

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100k???????

20vvillain had it right. took the thoughts right out of my brain. but then i read the swami and he squashed my dreams. i'm about to be a dad and as nice as it would be to travel around europe in an rs6, i couldn't even imagine the repair bills in euros. i'm with swami on some nice rims and suspension mods. maybe monitors in my headrest for my new kid when we bring him/her home to watch baby einstein which is apparently like visual crack for kids. oh yeah, getting my control arms fixed. :mad:
 

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buy a used B6 A4 and use the rest to turn the passat in to the ultimate track car. strip it, 550HP Dalback 1.8T, rear drive, 6-speed, full cage, sick amounts of fun. I don't think there's a B5er out there that doesn't want to see his or her car coming out of a corner, sideways, with smoke pouring off the rear tires. :)
 

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If I had to spend it on a car, I would get the new 2005 Maseratti Quatroporte. That is the baddest 4-door car I think I have ever seen. 400 bhp as well, IIRC. List price is $95k USD.

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Baddest 4 door car huh? I think not...

2005 BMW M5 >


The all-new fourth generation M5 pushes that envelope even further with the first V10 engine to power a production sedan. The new V10 produces 507 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque by European measure. This new engine is mated to a seven-speed SMG transmission. With this new powertrain the M5 offers the best power-to-weight ratio in its class. In the tradition of BMW M, the chassis has been engineered to keep up with the power while the exterior treatment is subtle, yet distinctive.

First high-revving engine to be featured in a production sedan

This is the first application of a V10 engine in a regular production sedan, if it's possible to call any product from BMW M "regular." It once again sets the benchmark in its class. This engine was engineered to rev, with a redline of 8,250. With 25 percent more power than the previous M5's V8, this new engine offers 100 horsepower per liter of displacement, pure race car territory. The 90o V10 is designed for maximum stiffness and minimum vibration.

The new V10 features double-VANOS variable valve timing. Each cylinder has its own electronically controlled throttle butterfly. The new MS S65 engine management system uses the most powerful processors currently approved for use in automobiles. It has been designed specifically to deal with the V10's high output and high revs as well as the comprehensive controls that are required.

Seven-speed SMG gearbox features Drivelogic

The driver of the new M5 is able to maximize the potential of the new V10 engine with a seven-speed SMG gearbox. Like other BMW SMG gearboxes shifts can be made from either the lever on the center console or the paddles on the steering wheel. Compared to the previous SMG, gear changes happen 20 percent faster with this latest generation SMG, making for smooth, crisp shifts.

With Drivelogic, at the driver's disposal are eleven program options. This enables the SMG's shift characteristics to be tailored to suit the driving situation and the mood. Six of these programs can be selected in the sequential manual gearbox mode (S mode). These programs adjust shifting speed and style because, in the S mode, the driver does all the shifting. In the Drive (D mode) the transmission shifts automatically, depending on which of the five programs is selected, the driving situation, the road speed and the position of the accelerator pedal.

Taken together the drivetrain of the new M5 provides truly awe inspiring performance. From rest 60 miles per hour will be reached in well under five seconds. The rush of acceleration never lets up until the electronically limited top speed of 155 miles per hour. The top speed may be limited but with the speedometer reaching all the way to 205 mph, the mind conjures intriguing possibilities.

The perfect blend of ride comfort and agility

The M5 has long been known for handling that matches its performance, carefully blended with impressive ride comfort. More than just a "tuned" 5 Series suspension, the aluminum suspension on the M5 has been engineered to match its performance. The suspension is mated to 19-inch wheels with performance tires. Keeping power on the road is critical, so the M5 features the Variable M differential lock. By constantly monitoring and comparing the speed of the rear wheels, the Variable M differential lock can ensure that power gets to the drive wheel with the most traction even in extreme driving situations. Its benefits are particularly apparent when accelerating out of a corner.

The Dynamic Stability Control system in the M5 has been designed to suit its performance. Of course, the DSC can be deactivated at the push of a button. The M5's DSC also offers the choice of two driving dynamics programs. One allows DSC to function the way it always has. At the touch of a button, the M Dynamic Mode is engaged which lets DSC facilitate more spirited driving.

To ensure that this level of handling does not compromise ride quality, the new M5 features Electronic Damping Control, with three program modes (comfort, normal, sport). EDC constantly adjusts the suspension to suit the driving conditions.

To complement its performance potential, the M5 is equipped with generously sized high performance brakes with perforated compound brake discs. The aluminum twin-piston brake calipers have been designed for minimum unsprung weight and maximum stiffness. They will haul the new M5 to a stop from 62 mph (100 km/h) in under 120 feet and from 124 mph (200 km/h) in just under 460 feet.

Styling is subtle but purposeful

In the tradition of BMW M, the exterior styling of the new M5 follows the "wolf in sheep's clothing" philosophy. The casual observer may not, at first glance, recognize the M5's performance potential. The less casual observer instantly will. The modified front spoiler and rear apron are instant giveaways. So too are the modified side sills. The wheel arches are more prominent in order to house the generous wheel and tire package. Following BMW M's recent traditions, the new M5 has more aerodynamic exterior mirrors, four tailpipes and exclusive wheels. Similar to the latest M3, the M5 features exclusive gills incorporated into the front fenders.

The exclusive leather interior features sports seats. Other styling touches, from the instrument cluster to the center console and the steering wheel are all unique to the M5. Even the optional head-up display is M-specific.

The all-new BMW M5 once again combines the comfort and amenities one expects of a luxury sedan with the performance capability and driving experience that can be provided by few cars of any type.

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Well...

The V-10 may have 100 more horses, but the Quattroporte is MUCH better looking than any BMW 5-series. Go to the Maserati web site and look...no contest. In person, the new 5-series BMW's are cheesier looking than the older 5-series body styles. Just one man's opinion... :crazy:

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Everything..~ :eek:h:
 

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S_Klass said:
I'll supersize my Passat into a Phaeton! ;)
Same here.

Although, the aforementioned BMW is pretty cool too. Guess I'd need both, the hot rod, and the family sedan.

I'd start with a Phaeton, I think. I would just need sell most everything else I own to have both.

But, from what I hear, you could live out of the Phaeton if need be.

And I even like the color.
 

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Lets see with 100k
Custom Paint Job
Custom Wide Body
Some WIDE 19s with a deep dish
Slam it to the ground (Coilovers)
HUGE brakes, maybe STaTis's new 14.5'' front kit :???:
CF hood, trunk, maybe even roof
Sparco Milanos re done to match my katzkin
Alot of other little things on the inside
7'' in dash navi/dvd/etc.
7'' in each headrest
monitor in sun visors
monitor in rear view mirror
BIG monitor in trunk lid
LOUD system something like 4 IDMAXs
Full speakers all around, doors, kicks, etc.
APR Stage III+ 2.7TT Engine
Thats all i cant think of now, thats just the short list :lol:
 

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If possible, put the RS6 V8 Bi-Turbo under the hood with highly tuned 4motion and a 6 speed.
If not, buy an RS6 Variant in the UK and import it.
 

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Maybe a new set of wheels and a nice stereo which would leave me with about $94,000! Then I would throw half of what's left into a long-term CD and the other half into a diversified Stock & Growth based Mutual Fund.

$100,000 isn't alot of money when it comes down to it! If you own a Passat then you are making a good living, so you have to stress planning for the future! For those who stated that they would purchase luxury cars with their new found wealth, let me ask you this..... Do you own a home? Can you fix an Audi RS6, Mercedes E55, or BMW M5 when it requires a repair? I'm sure we have an investment banker in the forum who can break down the numbers if a person of modest income contributes the max to a 401K and how long it will take to get $100,000 for that matter $500,000 or $1,000,000.

Plan your finances and you could be FISHING at 45!!! :)
I like that. :thumbup:
You have the right damned idea.
 

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Plan your finances and you could be FISHING at 45!!! :)
Good point, however, most people would get that $100k, and be worse off in a year then they were before they got the money.

I'd spend it just for the fun, but only because I don't have to try to use it to make ends meet. Most people who really would need that money to fix problems will just end up with more problems. First off, they give half to Uncle Sam, then they blow the difference, whereas $50k in debt reduction would free up $500-$600 a month, if not more. That would be gret money to invest, but they'll just end up with yet another car payment or a house they really don't need.

$100k would be a windfall that I could spend some of. For example, my company needs a Phaeton for it's company car. Not a new one of course, a year old one would be great, someone else has already gone through the teething and depreciation pains with it. By the time I contribute the funds and figure the expenses on the books, the taxes are pretty slim.

Say you found yourself in a position to make an extra 100k a year, and paid less than 6% of that income to uncle sugar, you would be doing quite well. CDs are not the best way to go, tax reduction is. The less you can put in your pocket, the better you actually do. Accumulated wealth is not taxed like straight income, get the money into something that does not garner the attention of the IRS, and then sit on that money, then you go fishing!
 

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D.Passat00 said:
well, i wouldn't spend that much on a b5, but if i did, then i'd put a sl65 engine in it. 8)

that's a real sleeper!

Wow... I don't even think I can make a reply to that.

604 hp @ 5,500 rpm
738 lb-ft @ 2,000 - 4,000 rpm

I don't think you could control that kind of power in a mid sized car like the Passat.
 
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