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CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!

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Seller's notes: "A very rare and hard to find vehicle, the Passat W8 is a 4.0L DOHC 8-Cylinder engine producing 270 Horsepower. It's called a W8 instead of a V8 because the engine's concept design of having two 4-cylinder engines put together, sharing the same crankshaft, thus the shape of the "w". The angles of the piston locations gives the engine enough horizontal opposition to make it a very balanced, smooth, vibration-free and quiet engine, coupled with VW's attention to detail of final fit, finish & insulation makes this one quiet and elegant vehicle. With it's power, it's a wolf in sheep's clothing! Incredibly, it's also a very efficient engine design with optimum performance that despite having all the weight of the All Wheel Drive system & still having great power, shockingly, it gets excellent fuel economy, even beyond it's published 18-22 MPG. I have tracked 24mpg over distance while cruising along at 70 MPH on the flat highways. How often do you get more economy than the published MPG??"
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Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Volkswagen
Model: Passat
Year: 2003
Type: Wagon
Color: Black
Mileage: 74,451
Engine: 4.0L 3998CC 244Cu. In. W8 GAS DOHC Naturally Aspirated
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Type: GAS
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
Trim: W8 4.0L 4Motion AWD Luxury Wagon
Interior Color: Gray Leather
Vehicle Title: Clear
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CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents! for sale

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  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!
  • CA vehicle clean CARFAX with LOW 74K mi, no accidents!

Searching on eBay and just about anywhere else. you can't find many (if any) 8-cylinder AWD wagons with less than 75k miles for under $15k. especially in as nice of a condition as this wagon which is in EXCELLENT CONDITION.   With a new set of 17" VW rims of your choice for around $400-600 from right here on eBay. you will have a near MINT conditioned sport performance luxury wagon! 
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BUY WITH CONFIDENCE WITH A 100% MONEY-BACK SATISFACTION GUARANTEE*.   If you aren't completely satisfied or feel this vehicle was represented or performing 100% as indicated in this listing. you can cancel the transaction and receive a 100% full refund*. See below for more details.


This is my own Volkswagen Passat W8. which is a very rare and hard to find vehicle.   I would be keeping the car and driving it until the wheels fell off if it weren't time to start raising capital to buy first real estate property and it's time to sell my toys.   This car is so much joy to drive.   Did your wife say you need a wagon or minivan for the family or you would like something with much more cargo room for your hobbies/lifestyle but you like a performance car?  This car is the answer you have been looking for.   It's also a wolf in sheep's clothing too. you will fly low below the radar.   The W8 engine is a 4. 0L DOHC 8-Cylinder producing 270 Horsepower.   It's called a W8 instead of a V8 because the engine's concept design of having two V4-cylinder engines put together. sharing the same crankshaft. thus the concept of the "w".   The angles of the piston locations gives the engine enough horizontal opposition to make it a very balanced. smooth. vibration-free and quiet engine. coupled with VW's attention to detail of final fit. finish & insulation makes this one quiet. tight & elegant vehicle. but don't let that fool you. with it's power. it's a wolf in sheep's clothing!   The W8 engine is the predecessor and design concept behind the Bugatti Veyron. which is an 8. 0L W12 engine.    Incredibly. the W8 is also a very efficient engine design with optimum performance that. despite having all the weight of the All Wheel Drive system in the Passat. it still gets excellent fuel economy. not only at it's published 18-22 MPG. but I often track up to 24mpg while cruising along at 70 MPH on the flat highways through the valley.   How often do you get more economy than the published MPG??  

A word about how the W8 compares to newer Passats ('07 and up) with the newer 6 cylinder engine that produces around the same horsepower:  Although I haven't driven one of the new Passats. I am not new to the concept of driving cars that come in both 6 and 8 cylinder models. even with relatively similar engine displacement size but a significant difference in power between the 6 and 8 cylinder engines.   Two references I will make are the 90's Ford F-150 and the 90's Taurus LX and SHO.   The 1995 F-150 Inline 6 cylinder was a 4. 9L displacement while the smaller V8 was a 5. 0L. nearly the same size. yet the 8 cylinder produced more horsepower and torque. which had more off the line launch as well as passing at higher speeds.   It was also night and day difference between the 1997 Ford Taurus LX with the 3. 0L DOHC 6 cylinder than the Taurus SHO with the 3. 4L DOHC small V-8.   The bottom line is the more cylinders you have creating combustion at the same time. the greater power you are going to produce. more explosive power (torque) you have off the line. the greater passing ability you will have at the higher speeds (horsepower). and the power is a more consistent power all the way through the RPM range and with a good deal of power happening from a lower RPM. which means more stronger. consistent power all the way through. not just at the top of the RPM gauge.   And an engine that works less harder. lasts longer. So the new passat 6cyl engines can't out perform the W8 engine. This is all in my honest opinion of course.  

A somewhat interesting story. I actually bought the exact same 6-cylinder version of the vehicle the day before I bought the W8. I bought a GLX V6 model. a Gray 2003 Passat 4-motion AWD Wagon but with black interior (which to me isn't as nice as the Gray).  When I got home I found this Passat W8. which I was excited at the time that there was even one available to buy.  I traveled the next day and paid a couple $K more for the W8 than I did for the V6 GLX (The appraisal difference between models at the time).   I had never even driven one before.   But when I drove the W8. I was in love.   It really is an amazing vehicle and it was the 1st vehicle to impress me. and I had driven a wide variety of cars in life by now  I've been in love with it ever since.   I sold the GLX the following week.   From the cockpit forward. it feels and handles like a sports car. but has not only all the versatility of a wagon. it flies below the radar being a wagon too. ;-) Maneuverability is amazing. especially because this one has the optional Sport Package (minus the factory BBS. I gave them to the buyer of the GLX and swapped the rims. both being 17's). I've also upgraded the tires to z-rated for extra improved handling.   The tires are near new as seen in the pics.  

Prior to me buying the Passat. it was (and continues to be) a 1-owner California car.   It was serviced regularly at the local VW dealership (Fladeboe VW in Irvine. CA) religiously as also indicated by the CARFAX report.  The vehicle hasn't given me any troubles.   Since I have owned it. all routine oil changes have been performed and I only run synthetic motor oil in it.   It's a little pricey to do so. but it protects your investment.   Admittedly. I'm not very good at keeping service records and such but as the car still drives like brand new. it will be easy to ascertain that it has been well cared for. Recently. I had Big-O do a wheel/tire/suspension check on the Passat as I had been detecting some vibration coming from the front. but wasn't your normal tire balance feel. turns out a couple of cracked bushings had been identified.   It seemed it was just as expensive to replace the rubber bushings in the control arms as it was to just replace the whole control arm. so I had decided at that time to replace the whole control arms.   Parts and labor for the few bushings/control arms was going to be $1. 00 so for the parts cost. I ended up getting the entire 12 pc. kit and had my mechanic do the entire kit installation for less than half the price. so the entire front end suspension is all new.   I didn't skimp on parts either. I bought Myle parts (factory/heavy-duty grade) for the suspension.   The rear suspension is good also.   Other than that. the Passat has needed nothing.   By the way. it has the retractable cargo cover and it has the all weather mats for rain. mud & snow.  

I'm sad to see my baby go. but I am raising capital for buying some real estate so it's time to let someone else enjoy her for the rest of her life.   It's not uncommon to find one of these available for sale with over 200k miles and it still feels tight and responsive in the engine as well as still being solid in the body/suspension.   I live and work from home and have more than one vehicle to drive so the miles are very low.   It's basically twice the car as it has half the mileage as most other W8's of it's age.  

The vehicle is in near mint condition and in far better than normal condition than any other car of this year/mileage.   The shine and reflection in the paint is very clear and shiny. like new.   There are only a tiny door ding or two and you certainly can't tell from the photos.   I took pictures of the car today and I was a little disappointed with one aspect of the current state of the exterior paint. it has some white paint "fall-out" on it that I had never really noticed before. I don't know if it happened recently or I just never noticed it. etc.   So today after the photo shoot. I took the car to a detail shop. and with good elbow grease. they will restore the car to near new condition. as their initial trial on a section had shown it can achieve.   I'm looking forward to seeing it tomorrow (Friday).   I wanted to get the 10-day listing started today however. so the pics today are limited.   After the detail is completed. I will get more photos and re-post them. so stay tuned.   They are also doing a headlight restoration. so the headlights although look pretty good now. they will look fabulous tomorrow. so stay tuned for the new pics.   The interior is near flawless. seats look perfect.   The only thing on the interior is the ash tray in the back of the center console isn't opening. it's wedged shut. looks like a spring keeps it from opening.   It doesn't bother me. who lets anyone smoke in their car these days?  Not me.   By the way. it's been smoke-free and pet free by me and I'm pretty sure from the previous owner as the ashtrays and lighter were never used nor did it ever have a smell when I bought it.   It still smells like a brand new car practically.  

The buyer of this car is getting a wonderful car. originally over $40k in 2003 cars/money. same car today would be over $50k.    With it's low mileage. you get it for the final 2/3 of it's life at a fraction of the price.   Line yourself up a good mechanic that works on imports and domestics and this car is far less to maintain than a Ford!   With the power of the internet these days you can save on parts too!  I got the suspension parts right here on Ebay and with my mechanic's rates. I got the suspension work done for less than half the price!

Here are some of the vehicles features highlighted. it's a high end equipped car:
2003 Volkswagen Passat W8 8-cylinder 4Motion AWD Luxury Sport Wagon
VIN#: WVWZK63B23E063111
Actual Mileage: 74. 51
Color: Black with Gray Leather
Engine: W8. 4. 0 Liter
Trans: Automatic with Tiptronic shifting
Equipment:
- 4Motion All Wheel Drive AWD (same as Audi Quattro system)
- ABS (4-Wheel)
- Climate Controlled Air Conditioning (A/C blows ice cold. no problems)
- Power Windows
- Power Door Locks
- Cruise Control
- Power Steering
- Tilt Wheel
- AM/FM Stereo
- Cassette
- CD (Single Disc)
- Premium Monsoon Sound system
- Dual Air Bags
- Side Air Bags
- Dual 6-way Power Seats. Drivers with Memory seating
- Gray Leather seats with adjustable heating (really cozy)
- Moonroof
- Wood grain accents
- Traction Control
- Roof Rack

Extras:
- Opt. Suspension Pkg.
- 17" Alloy Wheels
- Near new Z-Rated tires (235/45ZR17)

* Note about rims/tires: The existing wheels are aftermarket 17' alloys with Z-Rated tires. If you aren't keen on the rims that are currently on the car. here are the specs should you wish to shop for them yourself: 17x7. 5 rims. 5x112 bolt pattern. 42mm offset (up to 45 I believe as the original 17" BBS Madras have a 45mm ofset).   If you search this site for "VW rims 17 5x112" (or any other search term modifications). you will find some gorgeous rims available for under $250-$500 for a set of 4 rims. new (probably taken off of a new vehicle that had custom rims put on. etc. ).    

Good luck and happy bidding!  If you have any questions. just shoot me an email and I would be happy to get the information to you. additional photos of anything. etc.  

COMMON VEHICLE EBAY DISCLAIMER:
This vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed. written or implied. If you would like a reference for an extended warranty. look up “wholesale warranties com” for example.   Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale (see photos & description). Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.

** As this vehicle is being advertised locally. we reserve the right to end the listing at any time without further notice if the vehicle is no longer available for sale (and ONLY if there hasn't been any bids yet received by that time). **

BUY WITH CONFIDENCE WITH A 100% MONEY-BACK SATISFACTION GUARANTEE.   If you aren't completely satisfied or feel this vehicle was represented or performing 100% as indicated in this listing. you can cancel the transaction and receive a 100% full refund. This is probably unheard of for this type of transaction. but perhaps it should become the norm. right? We guarantee that this vehicle has been represented accurately and you will be completely satisfied at the time of pick up/taking delivery. or you don't have to take delivery. can cancel the transaction at that time and receive 100% of your money back. It's that simple. We are confident that you will be very happy and probably even pleasantly surprised at just how nice it is when you pick it up. or you can get your money back 100%. no questions asked. *PLEASE NOTE: If the vehicle was purchased using "Buy It Now". "Best Offer Accepted" or by being the successful high bidder on Ebay. a $200 transaction fee will be deducted from your refund to cover the seller fees we are charged by Ebay. Thanks for your understanding.              

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