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Old 01-13-2021, 08:56 AM   #101
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Old 01-13-2021, 01:43 PM   #102
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Price is not an issue for us, but I would not call a $4k difference "minimal."
My bad, I thought the difference was $2k for some reason ... yeah at $4k it is a tough decision just for headlights and leather (that you donít want).

I donít think I ever drove a VW since I got my license 35 yrs ago (did drive a 81 Rabbit convertible at 12 to 13 yrs old but thatís another story)but I would imagine they must be fun to drive and I picture them as solid German cars.
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Old 01-13-2021, 03:28 PM   #103
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My bad, I thought the difference was $2k for some reason ... yeah at $4k it is a tough decision just for headlights and leather (that you donít want).

I donít think I ever drove a VW since I got my license 35 yrs ago (did drive a 81 Rabbit convertible at 12 to 13 yrs old but thatís another story)but I would imagine they must be fun to drive and I picture them as solid German cars.
You drove a bitch basket?
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Old 01-13-2021, 04:05 PM   #104
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As I mentioned in another thread, my only experience with those is racing one at Lemons.
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Old 01-13-2021, 09:29 PM   #105
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Not only did I drive it but it ended up being my sisters first car and yes she left it with the roof off in the high school parking lot
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In the "why are cars so much heavier than they used to be" file, please check out this pic of the door of a 1987 GTI.



I am guessing that this car would not do super well in side intrusion tests compared to the modern version.
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In the "why are cars so much heavier than they used to be" file, please check out this pic of the door of a 1987 GTI.



I am guessing that this car would not do super well in side intrusion tests compared to the modern version.
Ha for sure. I think the bodies of modern cars in general are engineered to a much higher level of safety- thicker pillars, high strength steel, etc and therefore higher weight. Then you add in the fact that cars in all classes have moved up a level (or 2) in size from what they were back then. And top that off with additional comfort/convenience items that they wouldn't have had back then.
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Ha for sure. I think the bodies of modern cars in general are engineered to a much higher level of safety- thicker pillars, high strength steel, etc and therefore higher weight. Then you add in the fact that cars in all classes have moved up a level (or 2) in size from what they were back then. And top that off with additional comfort/convenience items that they wouldn't have had back then.
Yeah, I owned a Fiat 850 spyder and an MG midget back in college daze. (not at the same time) Both very small cockpits. The midget was a little harder for me to get in and out of, but I could.

I don't even fit in a Miata, can't get more than one leg in. "safety" features take up a lot of room
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