[Vwdiesel] new car to buy??

Rolf Pechukas rbp at 4u2bu.org
Fri Jan 23 05:50:56 PST 2009

basically, an 81 Rabbit that runs & drives like new

#1: economy - 50+MPG, pref DSL
#2: room for stowage/flexible interior space (i.e. hatchback, not sedan)
#3: seat 4 people, ideally (2-door fine)
#4: simple as tinkertoys to work on
#5: feels like a stripped-down buffed-up miniature monster truck, like  
something out of Road Warrior, or a dune buggy for driving on the side  
of volcanos

zat narrow it down any?

Rolf Pechukas
Leverett, MA

On Jan 22, 2009, at 10:47 PM, James Hansen wrote:

> What's your requirements in a car Rolf?
> Right off the top, the Bugatti Veyron or a Zonda would be cool, but  
> we need to know more about your needs, such as will it carry two  
> passengers, just you as a commuter, family of five with your own  
> skis, or are you a travelling anvil salesman with several sample  
> cases?
> -james
> Rolf Pechukas wrote:
>> hey gang
>> so, with my dear Rabbit buried under 2' of snow in Boston, with  
>> its  blown head gasket, its rusted underbody, its 2-month-out-of- 
>> date  inspection sticker, its dysfunctional fuses (no horn, no  
>> reverse  light), its missing door handles, its hanging doors, its  
>> bald ceiling,  its ripped out dashboard, its bizarre-feeling and  
>> undrivable-by-anyone- but-me clutch, and notwithstanding its brand  
>> new wheel bearings  (whoopee!), I am starting, guiltily, to think  
>> of greener pastures, and  am casting furtive glances around at  
>> newer rigs, spurred, in part, by  a week in a 2009 Prius rental
>> curious what's out there that's good or coming soon - I heard of  
>> Honda  diesels due in 2009, but a quick Google shows that never  
>> happened(??)
>> what else is out there?
>> would love any suggestions
>> am pretending I have lots of money and can consider this seriously
>> thanks!
>> Rolf in MA
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