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RE: So what's good about FWD?
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>From: email@example.com (Phil Payne)
>Date: Mon, 20 Jan 1997 19:38:00 GMT
>Subject: So what's good about FWD?
>In message <32E3A8C5.11AA@mail.lm.com> Martin Slotterback writes:
>> > You must mean Beetles, Corvairs, older Skodaz and so on. Something about
>> > that rapid transition ot oversteer worries a lot of people.
>> And NO storage space..
>Not necessarily. Ever see the wagon version of the Beetle - the Variant?
> Phil Payne
> Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club
I wonder if that ("Variant") was the Europeon version of the VW 412 in the
U.S.? Looked like a 3/4 scale (U.S.) station wagon, with the VW "suitcase"
motor in back. I had a 1974 version of this - was overall a great design with
regard to space, economy and go-traction in winter. Main shortcomings were
front fender rustout and a propensity to self-imolate wilst underway due to
high fuel line pressures in aging fuel lines pinched by crimp-clamps. Every
412 that I ever knew of eventually left this earth in this manner. (Except for
mine, which stalled just before it had a chance to pump a gallon of gas into
the engine compartment.)
'88 Mazda 323 GTX