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Poll Question: Is the Car Worth the Money?
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    Posted: 01-Apr-2014 at 17:07
As many of you know I have been fighting with a local dealer after purchasing a W8.

My question is do you think the car is worth the money or do I cut my loses and take the money 'n run?

Edited by KenBIII - 03-Nov-2014 at 19:11
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  Quote srdavis872 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-Apr-2014 at 23:13
I think it's a bit high for a 2003 Passat, but I have seen some listed for sale for more than that. I think it could go either way, just depending on if you like the car enough to put money into it or if you don't like the car and just want to cut your loses.
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  Quote long_w8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Apr-2014 at 02:08
I voted "yes" for the simple reason that you're going to be very hard-pressed to find an equal of the W8 for the price. These cars can be expensive to own and maintain, but there's a lot more to it than price or we'd all be driving Honda Accords, I think.

Anyway for me the price would be worth it, but it's just my opinion. As a possible data point, I bought my car almost 3 years ago with more miles than that for $10k.
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  Quote swalker13 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Apr-2014 at 02:12
I got my 03 passat w8 a couple months ago with 69k for $7,000. So that seems high to me, but these cars are very hard to find in good condition so its really your call
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Apr-2014 at 03:44
The book value of your car is $12,000+ so I voted yes.

However, the fun value of a W8 is worth a lot too, another reason I voted yes.
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  Quote logan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Apr-2014 at 06:09
$1700 .. i would low ball then down to $1200 your cost lol .. but thats just me .. $10k is the average price for these cars .. this is an expensive car to own it is not your normal vw this is like owning a lamborghini or ferrari .. expensive to maintain .. so you need to ask your self two questions ... ... do i love this car..... do i want this car for ever .... my answers are yes so i have no issue tearing the car apart to do work on it and spending what little $$$ i have to fix it lol
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Apr-2014 at 16:12
Originally posted by Superman

The book value of your car is $12,000+ so I voted yes.

However, the fun value of a W8 is worth a lot too, another reason I voted yes.


Where did you get that value? I have been looking for a place to get realistic prices because KBB, AT, etc. all value the car at like $7,000
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Apr-2014 at 16:20
Originally posted by logan

$1700 .. i would low ball then down to $1200 your cost lol .. but thats just me .. $10k is the average price for these cars .. this is an expensive car to own it is not your normal vw this is like owning a lamborghini or ferrari .. expensive to maintain .. so you need to ask your self two questions ... ... do i love this car..... do i want this car for ever .... my answers are yes so i have no issue tearing the car apart to do work on it and spending what little $$$ i have to fix it lol


I am confused as to how this car can be so expensive to own. Other than the engine it shouldn't be that different than the V6 4Motion, right? What causes this car to be "Lambo or Ferrari" expensive? I have no problem putting money in the car but I don't have that much so I want to make sure I have the $$$ to put into it in order to make it worth owning.
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  Quote Superman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Apr-2014 at 17:06
Originally posted by KenBIII

Where did you get that value? I have been looking for a place to get realistic prices because KBB, AT, etc. all value the car at like $7,000

www.nada.com

...and sorry, I was wrong, the 2003 value is $9,300
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  Quote KenBIII Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02-Apr-2014 at 17:14
Originally posted by Superman

Originally posted by KenBIII

Where did you get that value? I have been looking for a place to get realistic prices because KBB, AT, etc. all value the car at like $7,000

www.nada.com

...and sorry, I was wrong, the 2003 value is $9,300


oof..now that is putting me $1,200 over the value if I go through witht the repairs. But then I will have the major $$$ problem fixed since the W8 is chain driven.
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