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Old 07-25-2009, 08:56 PM
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Default Picked up our new Jetta TDI today!

MAN WHAT A SWEET RIDE!!!

This thing can not only haul the mail quickly, but it gets over 40 mpg doing it! Of course this is the wife's car not mine but I think she will let me drive ivery once in a while... I hope anyway!!

Anyway, I took 'ol yeller up there to get his seal of approval before signing the papers and wel... he approved! He rode just a tad bit taller on the way home with the youngin' behind him. The Jetta could have passed him at any time but out of respect for his elders he stayed in rightful spot in line. LOL

Anyway, here is a couple of pics.



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Old 07-25-2009, 09:02 PM
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I dont know what is cooler, the new 'chick car' or going to get it in the classic.


Damn cool either way.
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:05 PM
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I dont know what is cooler, the new 'chick car' or going to get it in the classic.


Damn cool either way.
Awfully quick either way too! The classic has a 1915cc screamer in it and is just about as fun as can be. It has embarrassed many a punk in a honda for sure!
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:13 PM
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another cool shot, well I think so anyway.

Reflections.

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Old 07-25-2009, 09:22 PM
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Nice pair Bill! Glad the mid life crises is winding down!!
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:24 PM
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LOL!

Don said I have a nice pair!!!

j/k, Thanks Don!
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Sorry, I just couldnt resist....


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Sure is purdy. "hauls the mail" pretty good eh?
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Sure is purdy. "hauls the mail" pretty good eh?
Thanks, here is a quote from the owners manual

"Warning - Only use the launch control program when road and traffic conditions allow it and other drivers will not be endangered or annoyed by your driving or the rapid acceleration of the vehicle"

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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
Sorry, I just couldnt resist....


Sweet!
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
MAN WHAT A SWEET RIDE!!!

This thing can not only haul the mail quickly, but it gets over 40 mpg doing it! Of course this is the wife's car not mine but I think she will let me drive ivery once in a while... I hope anyway!!

Anyway, I took 'ol yeller up there to get his seal of approval before signing the papers and wel... he approved! He rode just a tad bit taller on the way home with the youngin' behind him. The Jetta could have passed him at any time but out of respect for his elders he stayed in rightful spot in line. LOL

Anyway, here is a couple of pics.



That Bug is fantastic. LOL "youngin' behind him" - "These cotton-pickin whippersnappers and their fancy-schmancy radiators!"


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Thanks Josh. The Bug is my pride and joy. Restored that baby myself.
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grass is always greener on the other side...

wish i had a gastly, plastic, primitive, thirsty, impractical corvette with leaf suspension from a saigon ox cart cant help but love it =)
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Thanks Josh. The Bug is my pride and joy. Restored that baby myself.
Well you are to be commended for your effort, Sir. I dabbled with my '74 Bay Window and my '83 Westy, but as you'd said in another thread, things get ahspensive fast, and life decides to intrude.

Bugs, though... I'm sure I'm not alone here when I say this - they'll always have a special place in my heart.

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VW Trivia:

The Volkswagen horizontally opposed, air cooled 4cyl is the ONLY ENGINE IN THE WORLD that can be 100% completely built using AFTER-MARKET PARTS.

You can build an entire VW engine, never using a single VW part.
Now thats after-market support.


Thats amazing.
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I so want a TDI Jetta (wagon) but my wife grew up in a home where they had a diesel Peugeot and she HATES them - I said this is different. So far no luck.

She wants the Prius. Hmmm
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I so want a TDI Jetta (wagon) but my wife grew up in a home where they had a diesel Peugeot and she HATES them - I said this is different. So far no luck.

She wants the Prius. Hmmm
Prius

You gotta get her in one of these Mike. She would never even know it was a diesel unless you told her.
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Just make sure to tell her before she fills it up!
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
VW Trivia:

The Volkswagen horizontally opposed, air cooled 4cyl is the ONLY ENGINE IN THE WORLD that can be 100% completely built using AFTER-MARKET PARTS.

You can build an entire VW engine, never using a single VW part.
Now thats after-market support.


Thats amazing.

One can also buy any body panel, electrical connector, wheel bearing, light socket, or any other part needed for repair.

I needed a rubber grommet for the top of my master cylinder for my 1964 Bug. Went down to my local import auto place and they had one hanging right there on the rack.
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Originally Posted by birdDog View Post
Just make sure to tell her before she fills it up!
good point!
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Originally Posted by Nitro Blast View Post
VW Trivia:

The Volkswagen horizontally opposed, air cooled 4cyl is the ONLY ENGINE IN THE WORLD that can be 100% completely built using AFTER-MARKET PARTS.

You can build an entire VW engine, never using a single VW part.
Now thats after-market support.


Thats amazing.
World Product MoTown makes an aftermartet stock block for the small block chevy and everything needed to complete it can be had aftermarket though not being aircooled you can build one with no chevy parts.
but get your wallet out the block starts at 1800 bucks
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by skiman762 View Post
World Product MoTown makes an aftermartet stock block for the small block chevy and everything needed to complete it can be had aftermarket though not being aircooled you can build one with no chevy parts.
but get your wallet out the block starts at 1800 bucks
is right!

I can build a whole VW motor, a HOT VW motor for less than that!

Can't put it in a Chevelle though...
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No but with a gas axe and a welder we can get my rat in you bug
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the VW by far has the best aftermarket support price wise
I would love to do another bug since the wife is not reacting the HD as well as I had hoped
Good bugglys to redo are getting harder to find and people are getting proud of them too
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
Prius

You gotta get her in one of these Mike. She would never even know it was a diesel unless you told her.

LOL hasn't she seen this VW commerical?

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JXK63kvUi6U[/media]
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