1981 VW PICK UP, 61XXX MILES, 1.6 TURBO DIESEL, 45 TO 50 MILES PER GALLON, 5 SPEED.
THIS LITTLE TRUCK IS RUST FREE, SOUTHWEST CAR ALL ITS LIFE, AND IT WENT THROUGH A LENGTHILY RECONDITION TO BRING IT TO THIS CONDITION.
IT STARTED AS A TOW BEHIND RV LITTLE TRUCK, AND WITH A GAS ENGINE 4 SPEED WHEN WE GOT IT, NOW IT HAS A REBUILT 1.6 TURBO DIESEL WITH A 5 SPEED MANUAL.
NEW STRUT BEARINGS,
NEW GEAR LINKS,
NEW FUEL PUMP,
NEW FILTERS ALL AROUND,
NEW REMOVABLE JVC AUDIO SYSTEM WITH HIDDEN CD PLAYER,
NEW RUBBER MATS,
HEATER WORKS, AC IS INSTALLED JUST NOT CONNECTED (COMPRESSOR, DRYER, LINES, ALL PRESENT),
FRESH OIL CHANGE SINCE 7/19.
DASHBOARD HAS SOME CRACKS IN IT, WAS PLANNING IN GETTING A DASHBOARD COVER,
THIS TRUCK HAS A MECHANICAL FUEL INJECTION PUMP, MAKING IT AN IDEAL CANDIDATE FOR A BIO-DIESEL CONVERSION.
SUPER CLEAN, CLEAN TITLE NOTARIZED AND READY TO GO.
STILL ADDING A FEW MORE MINOR DETAILS LIKE A COUPLE MORE MOLDINGS, I HAVE THE ORIGINAL CHROME HUBCAPS FOR THE WHEELS.
AFTER WE FINISHED THE ENGINE SWAP, AND REGISTERED THE CAR HERE IN ARIZONA, MOTOR VEHICLE DIVISION ISSUED A NOT ACTUAL MILES TITLE. IN THE CARCHECK, WHICH I CAN PROVIDE WITH THE SALE, IT SHOWS ALL THE HISTORY OF THE CAR UP UNTIL WE GOT IT, ALONG WITH THE DOCUMENTED MILES TO PROVE THAT THE ODOMETER IS CORRECT.
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Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:31:00 EST
This really was a matter of when, rather than if. Volkswagen will apparently be the first manufacturer to phase out naturally aspirated engines in favor of turbocharging its full slate. VW is kind of responsible for ushering in this push towards small-displacement, turbocharged engines that's taken the industry by storm. When it dropped its direct-injection, 2.0-liter turbo in the 2005 GTI it demonstrated that strapping an iron long to an engine can enhance the powertrain as a whole. VW made fuel economy gains, while also giving a linear, non-laggy turbo experience that it has replicated, model-after-model, to this day.
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:41:00 EST
Speaking with The Detroit News, Volkswagen's executive Vice President of Group Quality, Marc Trahan, told the paper that, "We only have one normally aspirated gas engine, and when we go to the next generation vehicle that it's in, it will be replaced. So three, four years maximum."
Really, it's hard to get teary-eyed about either of these engines going away. VW has access to smaller powerplants that could easily match the performance of the 2.5 five-cylinder and the 3.6 V6, while gobbling up less fuel and providing a better driving experience. What we are sad about is that a similar statement about the extinction of NA engines came from the Vice President of Powertrain Engineering at Ford, Joe Bakaj. We'd certainly get teary-eyed over a world without Ford's excellent 5.0-liter V8.
Volkswagen unveiled a parade of new and upgraded Polo models at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, including the Polo TSI BlueMotion, Polo TDI BlueMotion, Polo BlueGT and CrossPolo (pictured above). While they will likely never make an appearance this side of the pond, it is fun to see what European subcompact drivers will be driving later this year.
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:15:00 EST
The new BlueMotion models represent the most efficient petrol and diesel options in their class, according to VW. The BlueMotion TDI offers just 73 horsepower from its diesel engine but gives the equivalent of 76 miles per gallon (US) in the EU test. The BlueMotion TSI brings a little more power with its 88-hp petrol engine and has a combined rating of 57 mpg (US) in the EU cycle.
The Polo BlueGT provides a balance of performance and economy, and for the 2014 model, it gains a 9-horsepower boost to its 1.4-liter turbocharged to give drivers 147 hp at the press of the accelerator. This year's car also has an optional Sport Select suspension with electronically controlled dampers to improve handling a bit. It's still fitted with active cylinder management to use as little gas as possible when cruising.
According to a report in Autocar, Volkswagen might have more in mind for the XL1 than mining it for advances to grace the next-generation Golf. Aiming to fight the Honda FCEV due for public consumption next year, we're told VW executives have put a four-door, four-seater version of the XL1 - it could be called XL2 - on the drawing board. The impetus is said to come from the top, with VW Group chairman Ferdinand Piëch intent on staying in the deep end of "super-efficent vehicles."
Autocar suspects the necessary changes could raise the weight of the car from 1,749 pounds to 2,068 pounds, which would make it four pounds less than the 2,072-pound Up! we drove a few years ago. Crucially, however, the mag thinks the extra capacity wouldn't change the two-seater's 310-mile-per-gallon rating, with tech tweaks and the aerodynamic benefit of a longer car offsetting the weight. Speculation is that the back seats would be staggered like the fronts in order to maintain the XL1's overall profile.
We recently heard about another XL1 variant that's gone off the radar entirely, the Ducati-engined XLR that we thought we'd see at the Geneva Motor Show and that was said to be going into production, so this one could go the same way. The biggest hurdle to making such an idea a reality, though, could be the price: the current XL1 costs 110,000 euros ($146,116). If VW really is going to compete with the Honda FCEV and the Toyota FCV - $70,000 in Japan - that might be where it wants to start.