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It's a turbo 4 cyl, and it's an import, and is less than 10 years old. Any guesses? I got it so I don't have to drive the GTO as much, since I live 35 miles from my work. I'll take some pictures soon.

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It's a turbo 4 cyl, and it's an import, and is less than 10 years old. Any guesses? I got it so I don't have to drive the GTO as much, since I live 35 miles from my work. I'll take some pictures soon.

I'd say.... either a Saab 9-3/9-5 or a Subaru WRX. The few other possibilities don't really fit you. :P

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Passat 1.8T

You're the winner. It's a 5 speed manual. I picked it up for $3500. It's nicely equipped, with heated leather seats, power windows, and a power moonroof. The passenger front window seems to have fallen off the track, so most likely I will be taking the door panel off this weekend to fix it. It has $140k miles, but it drives like it has 50k. I needed a second car so I don't put so many miles on my GTO (already has 37k on it, compared to 14k when I bought it a year ago). With the GTO, I get about 20mpg. From the readout on the dash in the Passat, I am getting about 32mpg.

Here is the ad from the Autotrader:

Passat 1.8T

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Great! I've always liked those, and considered one from time to time myself. They're not without their common issues, such as front suspension and various 1.8T engine bugs, but many also have largely trouble free cars and hopefully yours is one of them :thumbsup:

That last gen of Passat is still regarded by many as one of the best, in terms of overall feel and refinement, plus size & weight.

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Congrats! I also drive a Passat... an '02 1.8T:

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The 1998-2005s have their share of quirks and problems, many of them are minor, non-mechanical, and can be ignored, especially at 140K, while a few are more serious (engine sludge without synthetic oil; a tendency for old timing belts to break, destroying the engine). I'd find a good independent VW specialist - lots here in CA - to determine whether or not things are worth fixing.

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