[Vwdiesel] payload capacity

Matt matt_lisa at sprynet.com
Wed Nov 25 10:35:34 PST 2009

You must live at sea level.

My Rabbit in CO would only go 65 reliably.  I just moved to Florida, so when I get the car down here, it should cook.  At higher altitudes, the 1.5 and 1.6NA engines are terrible.  No power at all.

On Nov 25, 2009, at 11:30 AM, Andrew .Libby wrote:

> Comments like that confuse me a bit.  A stock 48hp non turbo 1.6 VANAGON
> will make it up to 65 on the flat and weighs 2,000 lbs more than a caddy
> with double the frontal area and wind resistance of a big brick.  My '86
> non-turbo 1.6 jetta would go 85 on flat ground with pedal left over and
> routine cruising speed was 75+ on the freeway with two adults, a child and
> all the rest of the space in the car filled with stuff.
> Andrew
> On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 9:21 AM, Will Taygan <william at taygan.com> wrote:
>> Your caddy goes 70??  ;)
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