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Hi folks! This is a long shot but I'm in the market for a 159 SW and I currently have a Vw passat estate b6 shape, which is the new shape bar one. I've got this for sale, and thought maybe someone might fancy a swap!

Not really anything in the usual clasifieds for sale that suits, well not anywhere near Aberdeen anyway!

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maybe the fact that no one has responded is telling you something?!

I for one would never consider swapping an Alfa Romeo for a VW of any kind
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Jeepers! that's abit harsh, although i do agree i don't think many owners if any would swap apart from a dealer.
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Harsh? Really?!! Seems a reasonable conclusion to me. No offence to our VW owner, but a swap like that smacks of wishful thinking IMHO.
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If the trade and motoring press were to believed then there should be a queue of people lining up to do the sort of swap that you suggest

In reality, apart from trade-in prices, Alfa Sportwagons hold their value reasonably well, especially the diesel ones. VW Passats are difficult to get enthusiastic about so second hand ones are usually bought as workhorse vehicles to be used and abused.

Your best bet would be to go round the trade sellers as they might be willing to take on a "solid, reliable VW" to replace what they think will be an "unreliable Italian estate" that they worry about selling.

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I swapped a 156 for a Passat once.....but that was only because I needed to sell it and had a mate who wanted to get a Passat or A4 quickly! So 3 people happy with the deal.
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Creepers! What a reaction that provoked from a few! What's the harm in asking?! Some people might need to upsize, some might be hacked off with the mpg, some might be after something cheaper!! Wishful thinking maybe! But you don't ask you don't get!

I probably should have said swap plus cash your way!

Oh well!
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[QUOTE=Guymcc;5085822]Creepers! What a reaction that provoked from a few! What's the harm in asking?!


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Creepers! What a reaction that provoked from a few! What's the harm in asking?! Some people might need to upsize, some might be hacked off with the mpg, some might be after something cheaper!! Wishful thinking maybe! But you don't ask you don't get!

I probably should have said swap plus cash your way!

Oh well!
I totally agree, you don't ask you don't get, but then you have got to be prepared to be disappointed when you still don't get even after asking - nicely
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Creepers! What a reaction that provoked from a few! What's the harm in asking?! Some people might need to upsize, some might be hacked off with the mpg, some might be after something cheaper!! Wishful thinking maybe! But you don't ask you don't get!

I probably should have said swap plus cash your way!

Oh well!
Imagine what the reaction would have been if an Alfa owner had gone on to a VW forum and asked if any one wanted to swap their VW for his Alfa

I think you got of lightly
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you might get lucky ive moved my brera on for a golf gti....and i love it
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Well, i've now sold the Passat, so i'm now hunting down a good SW! Sorry to disappoint all those who were just about to swap!
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Congrats Guy, now the fun begins.
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Cheers! Got my eye on a couple!
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Well, i've now sold the Passat, so i'm now hunting down a good SW! Sorry to disappoint all those who were just about to swap!
Good move. Happy hunting. Great time to be a buyer.
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Come on guy , your like me a christmas present to myself for others to enjoy , give nus a clue to what your looking at then , by the way Thanks for the Christmas card ,
Happy Christmas when it comes.
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Come on guy , your like me a christmas present to myself for others to enjoy , give nus a clue to what your looking at then , by the way Thanks for the Christmas card ,
Happy Christmas when it comes.
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Yep the same one!
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Haha brilliant! Happy Christmas! Just so you know....and very pleased with it! Got a thing about red estates!...
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Did you buy both then Guy? Both very nice by the way.
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Cheers eaurouge!! I've had the RS4 for four years, spent a bit modding her! That's the weekend car.
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Very nice Guy ,quite jealous one day maybe, more detail needed though , like age , engine and HP.
Is it going to get a remap like the Audi?
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Been reading on here a lot about dpf removal and egr deletes and ecu remaps, so maybe next year if time and funds permit!

What do you want more details of? The alfa is the 1.9 jtdm 150hp on a 09 plate just gone 86k! What's the crack with your 145 and 164?
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