Manual Turbo Cloth: 2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon

The B5 generation Passat is 20 years old. Let that sink into your head. This car isn’t a spring chicken, but it doesn’t look like an artifact from a bygone era or something that your grandfather would drive. Yes, this next one is a bit scratched up, and the rear windows don’t work, but it has VW’s infamous 1.8T 20-valve 4-banger, a manual gearbox, and cloth seats. That’s better than a stick in the eye. Find this 2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon B5 offered for $2000 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon
condition: fair
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 191861
paint color: black
title status: clean
transmission: manual
1.8 turbo motor

5 speed
Yakima roof rack
Registration good thru Jan. 2023

Needs tires
Rear windows do not roll down
Has touch screen stereo, but does not always operate properly

See a better way to drive something wagony?