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Old 02-02-2010, 09:01 AM   #121
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I squeezed my first booby in one of those!
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:59 AM   #122
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I squeezed my first booby in one of those!
I understand those are called a woody. ?
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Old 02-02-2010, 02:54 PM   #123
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This belongs to a friend:

I had a squareback in high school (bright yellow). I put a header and glass pack exhaust on it along with after market wheels. It was actually pretty cool until the weld on the glass pack broke on the highway, and went through the windshield of a truck behind me. No one was hurt, but my parents made me put a regular exhaust back on it after that. That car was a tank, and lived through tremendous amounts of punishment. The air cooled engine was extremely reliable. I got the back and side windows tinted and scored my first piece in the back with the seats folded down . Ahhh- brings back good memories! (1977)

A great car. You can't find any good squarebacks these days. They've either been turned into pimp mobiles, or worn out and crushed.
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:28 PM   #124
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I have deep lust for this:




There was a first year (74 I think) Dasher wagon for sale on thesamba.com for about a year. I looked at that ad quite a few times, but I wonder how hard it might be to get parts for an early watercooled VW. There's a 79 out there now, but the dude wants $4000 for it...
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Old 02-04-2010, 08:36 PM   #125
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And speaking of old VW's that are damned near impossible to get parts for, I'd love one of these.

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Old 02-05-2010, 02:13 AM   #126
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Passat.

If you look under the hood all the parts have VAG stamped on them.


Passat Plus Extra 4" in the wheelbase - VW decided not to produce it in Europe, so passed the engineering on to Skoda. Czech politicians wanted more rear leg room than the Octavia (Jetta based), so the Superb came into being.
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Old 02-05-2010, 06:40 AM   #127
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1.6, 2.2, 2.7, 3.0l Diesel engines available.



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Old 02-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #128
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1.6, 2.2, 2.7, 3.0l Diesel engines available.
OMFG....that is one sexy wagon!
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Old 02-05-2010, 12:48 PM   #129
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...and it still comes with the hydropneumatic suspension Citroen is famous for: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydropneumatic
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:20 PM   #130
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I have a fondness for wagons mesself. Here are the sterling examples that I've owned....





The Datsun was a reliable workhorse that saw me through my college years, a generous gift from my grandfather. The Taurus was stylistically innovative in its time; my grandmother bought it as the first new car she got following my grandfather's death. It tickled her no end to buy such a "wild" car after the staid, ho-hum wagons that my grandad had always bought. A few years later she passed, too, and she handed it down to me with almost no mileage on it. Oh, it had red velour upholstery.

The 740 Turbo wagon was an incredible car to drive; it saved my family by fully cooperating with my emergency evasive maneuvering during the closest I've ever come to going end-over-end down the interstate. It taught me to loathe low-profile tires, however, when it came time to replace them. The XC70 wagon I just sold in order to afford a wheelchair van for my son; I miss it very much...the best wagon by far that I've ever driven, and the best snow car I can imagine.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:24 PM   #131
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Loyale

Picked up a baby blue manual 1992 Subaru Loyale wagon this winter. One owner Arizona car that was pulled behind an older couples RV most all of its life = perrrrrfect condition. It makes not being on my motorcycle a little less painful.
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #132
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Another French fantasy of mine - the Peugeot 505 Dangel.



That's fuggin cool!
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:09 PM   #133
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Poofs. Get one of these.

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Old 02-05-2010, 07:39 PM   #134
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My dream car is a BMW M-5 Wagon, with a proper 6 speed manual. Sadly, they are too rich for my blood and I don't think they sell them here anyway.
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Old 02-06-2010, 12:36 AM   #135
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That's fuggin cool!
Hmmm...never heard of the Dangel before...I'll have to look it up. My only experience with Peugot was the inlaws' old diesel wagon. It was a very strange beastie indeed. Took like 15 minutes to get up a freeway onramp and up to 60 mph, then it would run all day on like 2 pints of diesel. Only car I ever drove that had the basic controls all reversed (the crazy turn signal arrangement, the horn, wipers, etc). The back seats were higher than the front seats, like stadium seating, so you had amazing visibility back there. Solid (and heavy) as a tank...like a Checker Cab. Did I mention slow? Oh man.

It was different, like the French.
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