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Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? #15030516 07/07/20
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I find these little things fascinating.

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Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: nealglen37] #15030561 07/07/20
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guy in my unit has one as his daily driver. Diesel

Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: nealglen37] #15030580 07/07/20
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A friend fell in love with them in the early 90's

I hadn't seen one in probably a decade until just recently drove past one.

Have recently been watching a guy's youtube channel, he's wheeling a TDI swapped TJ. Sounds like an interesting swap. Wheel for days on just a few gallons of diesel.



Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: nealglen37] #15030678 07/07/20
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Looks like a Rabbit! I remember when those came out.


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Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: nealglen37] #15030685 07/07/20
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So that’s how AIDS got started..?🤣


Now they just drive Ridgelines. Haha



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Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: nealglen37] #15030696 07/07/20
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Must be an acquired taste.. My 80's started with a Bronco.

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Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: nealglen37] #15030709 07/07/20
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It’s missing the winch and 1/2 mile of cable.


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Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: slumlord] #15030896 07/08/20
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Originally Posted by slumlord
So that’s how AIDS got started..?🤣


Now they just drive Ridgelines. Haha



Don't forget subaru baja...


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One of my h.s. running buddies had one. Got amazing mileage. I know a couple guys that have mini rod pulling tractors that are running those old tdi engines and making crazy horse power with them.


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I did not have the truck but learned to drive in a '72 beetle with 4 on the floor.

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Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: nealglen37] #15030941 07/08/20
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I’d forgotten about those. Before I left for the Navy, I worked at a VW/Porsche dealer and one of the utility vehicles at the shop was the pickup version of the VW bus. It was cool. The sides could be lowered like the tailgate, making a flatbed of it.



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I knew a guy in NJ that owned one (diesel) and did a lot of driving every year because of his job. Never had an issue.


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Originally Posted by slumlord
So that’s how AIDS got started..?🤣


Now they just drive Ridgelines. Haha




Lol, You always see Manbun yuppie faags driving them damn Ridgerunners around.


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Re: Did you ever own a 1980s VW truck? [Re: nealglen37] #15030961 07/08/20
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My Dad had one. He loved it. They were front wheel drive. He refinished antique furniture and hauled a lot of it in that little truck.
I had a '79 Rabbit. That was a great car too. I tried like hell but couldn't kill it.


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Originally Posted by River_Ridge
My Dad had one. He loved it. They were front wheel drive. He refinished antique furniture and hauled a lot of it in that little truck.
I had a '79 Rabbit. That was a great car too. I tried like hell but couldn't kill it.



A plumber bought my Rabbit Diesel. He put over 400k on it .


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Originally Posted by cra1948
I’d forgotten about those. Before I left for the Navy, I worked at a VW/Porsche dealer and one of the utility vehicles at the shop was the pickup version of the VW bus. It was cool. The sides could be lowered like the tailgate, making a flatbed of it.


A girl that hung around in the same group I did back in the late '60s drove a club cab version of one of those. As I recall her's was a 4 door. Rode in it several times.

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I hd a diesel, 48 MPG., no powerboat reliable, would like to have it now.


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Front wheel Drive isn't so good when you put a load in the bed.

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VW Syncro!


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Had one when I was working for a paper company put 330,000 miles on it never left me stranded. Two sets of brakes and a heater motor was all I had to do to it as high as 53 mpg. Passing someone on a busy two lane road was a religious experience.

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