Ok, call me an idiot (you're an idiot!), but I'm not for sure clear what trans types there are, and what they may be compatible with.
020=mk1/2/3(ABA) 4 or 5 speed (cable clutch, rod shift)
02A=Mk3(VR/TDI), Corrado G60, Passat B3+4 all (hydro clutch except with EV cable kit, cable shift) 5 speed
02J=Mk4 all 5 speed? I'm fuzzy here
02M=Mk4 6 speed?
I have heard of others (02Q [R32?], 02C [Passat syncro], 02K [?], anything else?), but I don't think they fit into my plans.
Basically, I have an ABA Mk3.5 Cabrio, and I'd like to pick the best trans I can. I'm probably leaning towards an 02A as it's the easiest, but people do 02J swaps for what reason? An 02M would probably be a lot of money for not much gain in the 6th speed and fab work.
But besides what I need the info for, I'd like a rundown of the various types and their info, just for reference if possible thanks!