VW’s radical redesign on the B3 resulted in a unique, angular look at still stands apart from the crowd today. And because the internals were based on VW’s A2 chassis like the Corrado, when the 2.8 VR6 debuted in the sporty coupe for ’92 it was only a matter of time until its four-door friend got it too. That happened in ’93 with the release of the GLX VR6. Slow sales resulted in Volkswagen’s refresh of the B4 Passat into the more traditional looking B4 for 1995; which saw new BBS wheels and body styling but the same dynamic performance. Today a clean Emerald Green Pearl Metallic ’96 manual has popped up for sale, and it’s worth a look:
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6 on eBay
Model: Passat GLX VR6
Engine: 2.8 liter narrow-angle VR6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 170,800 mi
Location: Lafayette, Colorado
Price: Reserve Auction
1996 Volkswagen Passat GLX VR6. Has been lovingly cared for. Two owner vehicle with all service records. Colorado car since new. No rust. Everything works as it should. All windows and sunroof work. A/C and heat work great. Starts every time and drives great. Completely stock with no modifications. Even has factory radio which still works great. Paint is original but looks pretty good. Has part of clear coat fading on front passenger door trim. Small spot of paint chipped off behind rear drivers side wheel. You don’t see many of these anymore, especially in this condition. Vehicle will be stored in a garage until you can pick up or have shipped.
While the mileage is higher, condition on this one appears to be above average. It’s claimed to have everything work, and like a lot of these (when you can find them) it’s in stock form. Generally speaking, they were not treated to the same fate as the GTI and Jetta GLXs with the same motor. What’s this one worth? Not too much, honestly. Typically these trade at or below $5k, because there are just a lot more interesting and better-performing cars above that amount, and as this one has higher mileage and is not perfect, I wouldn’t pay more. But if you can snap it up for around or below that amount, it’s a neat and unique performance sedan from the 90s that should offer some entertaining driving.