[Vwdiesel] Rabbit droppings # 88 . ---( the Hybrid questions )

TexasTDI texasvwdriver at hotmail.com
Sun Jun 13 15:25:39 EDT 2004

Have you ever seen a Polo or Lupo?  They're extremely small.  Geo Metro
small.  Americans as a whole don't like small cars.  Haven't you noticed
that the Golf, Jetta, and Passat get bigger with every new generation?
There's a reason for it.

Christopher J. Thornton
1991 VW Jetta 2 Door 1.6 Diesel - 242k miles
2000 VW Golf 1.9 TDI (turbo diesel) - 102k miles
AMSOIL Synthetic Lubricants Dealer #1098500

----- Original Message ----- 
From: <Libbybapa at wmconnect.com>
To: <LBaird119 at aol.com>; <vwdiesel at vwfans.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:27 PM
Subject: Re: [Vwdiesel] Rabbit droppings # 88 . ---( the Hybrid questions )

> I read somewhere (don't remember where) that the lupo/polo/a2 1.2 all meet
> the strictest safety standards in the world, but vw has no intention of
> importing them to the U.S. unless there is "a significant determined
interest."  I
> have no doubt that there would be a significant determined interest if the
> general populus knew about them.  Although many Americans have been duped
into the
> fashion of bulging, idiotic 12 mpg monsters with enough horsepower to
> accelerate up a 12% grade when already doing 90, not all reason has
escaped all
> Americans.  Still probably 1/3 of all vehicles on the road are economy
cars.  I think
> that's a fairly significant market share.  Hmmm... is there politics
> Andrew

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