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Old 01-11-2013, 05:02 PM   #31
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Great great little trucks. I've had mine for 2+ years. Most of what is said above is truth with the exception of the freeway speeds and motorcycle hauling. I've had a 2004 BMW r1100rtP in mine, countless dirtbikes, and a 1200gs with out any issues. Mine is lowered to the ground with adjustable coilovers in front and axle flip/air in the back for evening out the truck when hauling. And the (lack of) power isn't as bad as most say when tuned correctly, 65mph@50mpg with a bike in the back. Hills are 55mph. .....and since I'm 6'1" my seats are lowered then pushed allllll the way back and my headliner is removed then I upholstered the underside of the roof.........
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:09 PM   #32
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I recently sold a stock '82 1.6 5speed diesel truck on e-bay for $4000. Fun little truck but too small and too weak to haul anything at highway speeds.
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:58 PM   #33
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There's a guy in around me that drives around alot in his. I see him all the time. It's gotten to the point where not only do I notice him in his truck, but he notices me in *mine*.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:27 PM   #34
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.....and since I'm 6'1" my seats are lowered then pushed allllll the way back and my headliner is removed then I upholstered the underside of the roof.........

I'm 6' 4". Years ago someone gave me a ride for a few miles in a VW diesel truck. The seat was stuck forward, and I thought my shins were going be snap from being pressed so hard into the dash. They are neat little trucks, but built for tiny people.
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Old 01-12-2013, 12:52 PM   #35
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKsak...ature=youtu.be
I think this shares parts with the Caddy pick up, more seats to
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:45 PM   #36
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Das Camino

Great car/truck. I abused my '77 Rabbit for commuting, moving, plowing :-), living :-) in it...
It was my first car ever at 21 in 1987 and enjoyed it for 3 great years. It was Baby Blue, 4 door, Automatic... yes, a chick magnet. Flawless, tight, strong... but SALT was its Cryptonite.

If you can help it never ever let your '70s '80s VW see SALT.
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Old 01-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #37
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I have wanted a Caddy in a bad way for a long time. I've never
been in one, so the fit issues brought up here are good/bad news for me. I'm 6'3", about 260, so the Caddy is probably out. :(
Oh well, back to my search for a clean MK1 GTI. I've owned several MK1 Rabbits, and I'd like to do a 2.0 turbo MK1.
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