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Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: 34k on April 18, 2006, 09:07:39 AM

Title: Passat R GT Body Kit from Volkswagen
Post by: 34k on April 18, 2006, 09:07:39 AM
Package Includes:
18" Titanium Colored Wheels / Pirelli 235/45/18s
Front Bumper
New Grille
Side SKirts
Rear Wing/Lip
Oval Exhaust Tips
Rear Bumper

Availiable this fall for a mere $4500

Click Here for the Vortex Info (http://www.vwvortex.com/artman/publish/volkswagen_news/article_1730.shtml)

There's a matte grille for ya Al! ;)
Title: Re: Passat R GT Body Kit from Volkswagen
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 18, 2006, 09:12:06 AM
Yeah, I posted a little about the pics last week (http://www.rmcb5.com/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=4369), but just read about the offering today.
Title: Re: Passat R GT Body Kit from Volkswagen
Post by: 34k on April 18, 2006, 09:20:40 AM
Opp, missed that sorry Jay. This makes it "official" tho. :)
Title: Re: Passat R GT Body Kit from Volkswagen
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 18, 2006, 09:29:46 AM
Yeah, that's why I didn't claim REPOST, since that information wasn't previously available. ;)
Title: Re: Passat R GT Body Kit from Volkswagen
Post by: jayryan on April 18, 2006, 12:03:57 PM
Wow, wheels, body kit and exhaust tips for $4500??? I like to ride steep, but pay steep?
Title: Re: Passat R GT Body Kit from Volkswagen
Post by: aowhaus on April 18, 2006, 12:04:37 PM
That's a awesome deal considering it includes installation at the port of entry (which means it's probably already painted), and the wheels too.
The complete Votex kit for a B5.5 would easily cost more than that if you factor in paint and installation, and that doesn't include wheels, exhaust tips or the grille.

It's offered both as an option package or a la carte pieces from the dealership.  I don't understand the option package as you can't order a VW to your liking like you do an Audi, so it will be equipped on a few Passats of varying colors and options?  Sounds odd since this R-GT package would appeal to a select number of buyers.
Title: Re: Passat R GT Body Kit from Volkswagen
Post by: 92UrS4 on April 18, 2006, 12:07:04 PM
I think in the next year things are going to change with how you can get your Dub, at least in Passat land. Since there has been a lot of backlash with the lack of options so far with the B6 and the inability to really customize your car I think VW is feeling the pressure to open up some more channels.

I read recently somewhere, that coming late summer or early fall, there should be a number more options available for the Passat, and this should come in the form of being able to somewhat customize your car. Meaning you may be able to finally order one up the right way.
Title: Re: Passat R GT Body Kit from Volkswagen
Post by: Spicoli on April 18, 2006, 01:01:33 PM
If it is $4500 installed, painted at the factory, then I would say it isn't too bad.

If I was looking at getting a Passat, I would definately do it to have the "cool" look down from the factory.  factory is better (stronger) and then it matches "perfectly".

I'm still shocked they don't do a GT-R GTI.