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Re: 100CSQW sunroof and my (wife's) new car..maybe..

Do those of us who suggested the cabriolet get a prize?

Paul Anderson, Cheyenne, WY  Private email:AndersonPaul@juno.com

On Thu, 20 Nov 1997 11:15:58 -0500 Reed Hitchcock <services@fedbar.org>
>First of all, thanks to all who responded to my post about suggestions
>for a new car.  It is a tiring process when you need to act fast.. 
>Here's where we are now:  
>We found a beautiful '89 VW Cabriolet with 100K miles on the clock. 
>problems i found were: 
>1)oil on the undercarriage (seemed like a leaky oil pan gasket, but 
>not sure) 
>2)the lights behind the climate control are not working.  
>I'm taking it out to a VW mechanic to diagnose the oil leak on 
>It has new tires, great top, new muffler, new struts, regular oil
>changes (with receipts).  My wife really likes it.  I'm impressed with
>the condition far more than with the car.  It's peppy, but a far cry
>from my old Miata (not to say that's what I was expecting, BUT...). 
>Seems like a good deal overall.  Any experience with these cars out
>there?  Problem areas?  Persistent annoyances? I feel so _upright_ in
>this car... 
>As far as my '92 100CSQW goes, does anyone know if a glass sunroof 
>a later car is an easy retrofit into these cars?  Has anyone tried it? 
>We saw a '93 at Heishman's in Alexandria, VA last weekend (for which 
>asking price was $10K more than we paid for our '92 in BETTER 
>which had the glass sunroof.  Very nice indeed.  I'd also be curious
>about the same transplant for a '94 90csq.  
>Thanks for all the help!
>'92 100csqw