I'd pounce if the body is as good as it looks. Manual swap that bad boy and you got yourself a pretty good looking wagon.
Thinking of picking this B4 up tonight. It has a professionally rebuilt transmission, tan leather, new tires. There are some clear coat issues but the car is unmolested and appears to be in fair condition. It runs, but does appear to have head gasket issues. Not sure if the head is cracked or warped, but he tells me that there are traces of oil in the coolant bottle.
Is this a fair deal for a 97 B4 with this engine issue?
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I saw a the receipt for $2300 for the transmission, too bad everything else was F'ed!
Interior trashed, bad clear coat problems, and worst of all was the engine! No power, overheating, oil in the coolant, misfire in at least one of the cylinders, busted sunroof, no a/c... You get what you pay for.. $ 400.00 and I would not have bought it for $200.00
FS: AAA VR6 thermostat cover, B4 lower C-pillar plastic trim
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Gotcha… Yea, I’m not a fan of those auto vw transmissions. My wife has an MK3.5 Cabrio and so far tranny has been good, but I service it every 30k, she has 167k so far. Oddly enough I had a 1970 VW Fastback that was fully auto and the transmission was fantastic.
At any rate, I’ve opted to keep looking for a B3 or B4 but a manual tranny will definitely be a must.