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User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1043 times:

Say hi. Here's a 2 month-old picture of my 2005 Jetta IV Wagon. I'm slowly, but surely, moding it. Feel free to post pictures, too.




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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1028 times:

Let me guess... The yellow ring is the trunk release.

Mark


User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3767 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1023 times:

I love VW, and I love my 96 Vanagon. And that year looks a lot like 69 IMO.




All the things you probably hate about travelling are warm reminders that I'm home
User currently offlineCaptOveur From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1016 times:

"Let me guess... The yellow ring is the trunk release."

No, it is the pull starter.


User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6994 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1008 times:

Just got a Demo 2004 Volkswagen Touareg yesturday. Amazing truck. V8 310 Horse power. Great nav and radio systems. GPS, Current Position, Altitude, heading, How many degress the wheels are turning. Great in Dash Display. Very fast truck for being 5,500lbs  





http://www.bsmotoring.com/2002/02may04_88.jpg

[Edited 2005-07-02 22:51:42]


"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 992 times:

*I do not own this car, but it's our family car.*

http://www.justinwood.me.uk/anet/Fish2.jpg

I love VW, we're wanting to get rid of this old Bora (Jetta).

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineTheredbaron From Mexico, joined Mar 2005, 2154 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 986 times:

Mine:

http://www.rvag.com/uploads//post-61-1108490134.jpg

Great car for just 2 people....



The best seat in a Plane is the Jumpseat.
User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 978 times:

What a blast?



User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21081 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 956 times:

I might be a VW driver soon, I'm looking at a used 2001 Passat Wagon.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8615 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 954 times:

Quoting Mir (Reply 8):
I'm looking at a used 2001 Passat Wagon.

TDI or petrol engine? Try the TDI, if in any way possible, you're going to love it!



Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Here's one more I took today at Huntington Park, Newport News, VA.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a350/refleckt/hunpk2.jpg

And this one, also taken today, was at Newport News Shipbuilding. The orange/red object in the background is the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier, George H. W. Bush CVN-78, under construction there.

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a350/refleckt/nnsb1.jpg


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 71
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 935 times:

Here's me when I realised I was out of beer and cigs at my place.



Signed
Sabena332



[Edited 2005-07-03 02:19:09]


One Life, Live it.
User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 912 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 919 times:

>> TDI or petrol engine? Try the TDI, if in any way possible, you're going to love it!

Aloges, if I correctly assume that Mir is living in the U.S, then the only option is a gasoline engine. Volkswagen pulled the TDI from the U.S. market some time ago and only reintroduced the TDI very recently (2004 or 2005 model year).

I know with like 98% certanty that there are no 2001-build TDI state side.


Re: New Beatle police cruiser. Who in their right mind would select a flipin New Beatle for any utility task? Geeks on Call is bad enough, but the New Beatle is one thing only, a teenage girl car. It is a pitiful small car especially compared to other VW products like the Golf and Jetta.

Why the heck does the car have 3 feet of headroom and only 3 inches of leg room?


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 908 times:

Quoting DfwRevolution (Reply 12):
if I correctly assume that Mir is living in the U.S, then the only option is a gasoline engine. Volkswagen pulled the TDI from the U.S. market some time ago and only reintroduced the TDI very recently (2004 or 2005 model year).

I don't know about the Passat, but the Jetta (Bora) has always been available as a TDI, at least here in Canada and I would assume that it was no different in the US (could be wrong though). I took one out for a test drive in December 2001. The funny thing is, you see alot of Jetta's up here and I'd say 95% of them are TDI's. I guess, since VW are the only cars available as diesels.

On a side note, I had a 1997 VW Passat Combi (wagon) when I was living in Germany, it wasn't a diesel and when I left, she had 250,000 km on her and purred like a kitten.

The only thing that bothers me about VW is that for some reason, one of the lightbulbs is always broken. As soon as you replace one, another goes out. And if you're driving on the Autobahn, you see a car with only one tail light, chances are it's a VW.



A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineBigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 318 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 900 times:

My 2001.5 VW Passat GLX, now 4 years old. Wow, I can't believe its 4 years old now. Time really flies by.



and




To fly, or not to fly: that is the question
User currently offlineMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 890 times:

I might be getting one soon! I want a Golf-TDI but they are hard to come across. I am praying for one. If I get it, I will post a picture here! Wish me luck!


"Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen."
User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 880 times:

Quoting AsstChiefMark (Reply 1):
The yellow ring is the trunk release.

Nope.It's the ejection ring, just like in the F-14's.  Big grin

mike



They don't call us Continental for nothing.
User currently onlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21081 posts, RR: 56
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 874 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 9):
TDI or petrol engine? Try the TDI, if in any way possible, you're going to love it!

It's a petrol engine. TDI isn't very popular in the US, and is actually is banned in several states (NY, CA and MA, plus maybe a few others). Since I'll probably be buying the car in NY, TDI is out of the question.

I'm comparing the Passat with an older, but cheaper, Volvo V70 XC. Right now, I'm leaning towards the Volvo because of its all-wheel drive, which is going to come in handy in the North Dakota winter.

-Mir



7 billion, one nation, imagination...it's a beautiful day
User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 871 times:

The question of getting a TDI is also a question of being even raped more at the pump in the USA.

User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 858 times:

I realize that the Golf is not very popular in North America and the Jetta (Bora) is not very popular in Europe. But why is it that the new models of the Golf take almost 2 years after their European release to finally be available here? I remember the Golf 4 taking about 1 1/2 years to finally reach our show rooms. Are they even planning to produce the Golf 5 for the American market? Or are they just staying with the Jetta?


A Grumpy German Is A Sauerkraut
User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 843 times:

Nice Passat, BigMac. Anyone in here members of VW Driver clubs? Our local club is HRDubs, we meet each week.

User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 830 times:

FlyMIA,

Nice work there, those things are awesome. A rare site in the UK due to the hefty price tag, but at the same time it looks gorgeous. Big grin

As Flynavy said, Great example there BigMac. Nice choice of colour and trim, it looks very pimping!  Wink

Looking forward to some more VW pics!

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineFlynavy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 822 times:

Hey Justin,

Think a silver trim like FlyMIA's would go well on my Jetta? Welcome to my respected user list.


User currently offlineJamie757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 797 times:

Quoting FlyMIA (Reply 4):
Just got a Demo 2004 Volkswagen Touareg yesturday. Amazing truck. V8 310 Horse power

I can't remember where I read it, but the V10 TDi engine for this vehicle had to be detuned because it produces so much torque - enough to damage the chassis if I remember correctly!

 eyepopping 

Rgds.


User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 787 times:

Quoting Jamie757 (Reply 23):
I can't remember where I read it, but the V10 TDi engine for this vehicle had to be detuned because it produces so much torque - enough to damage the chassis if I remember correctly!

I'm not sure if that was the Touareg or the Phaeton, but either way the V10 TDi produces 553 lbs/ft for both vehicles! Big grin

By my book, that is an incredible amount of pulling power. Our 110 TDi Bora produces 173 lbs/ft, and that feels QUICK, I can't imagine what the V10 is like!

Cheers,
Justin  Smile


25 Andz : Golf 5 is being produced here in South Africa, I drove the new GTI a couple of weeks ago and it is a rocket! One thing that really impressed me was th
26 DFWLandingPath : I'm on my second jetta and I absolutley love it. (Both were V6). My first one I crashed hitting a guardrail going 80mph on I10 between San Antonio and
27 Post contains links and images Jamie757 : This is the beast.... 1.4 TDi 75bhp, 144lbs/ft torque
28 Post contains links and images Airbuzz : Thanks men for your preventive measures in lowering pollution:
29 Post contains images Flynavy : Yeah, well, you emit Carbon Dioxide when you exhale also. Sorry, just couldn't let you hijack this wonderful thread.
30 Post contains images Jkw777 : Okay?! I'm just out to fill up my horse, I have a long journey up ahead... Signed, Airbuzz.
31 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Here is an original Polizei Beetle as used in the 1960s-1970s: And here is an early Polizei BMW from the 1950s: Yes, it is a postwar BMW Isetta Jan
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