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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America's minivan wolfpack has just gotten smaller by one. According to Automotive News, Volkswagen officials have confirmed what we've suspected for some time - the Routan is dead. Essentially a lightly reworked version of the Dodge Grand Caravan, the Routan actually hasn't been rolling off of Chrysler's Windsor, Ontario production line at all this year, but VW had yet to confirm its discontinuation. However, Jonathan Browning, CEO of VW America, has reportedly admitted that the Routan is being axed, with remaining units expected to be funneled into corporate functions for "internal purposes."
Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:31:00 EST
The move isn't unexpected - the Routan has never been a big seller, with just 57,650 examples moved since sales began in 2008 - peak yearly sales totaled under 16,000 units, and that was back in 2010. And while many have talked of the minivan segment shrinking, Automotive News points out that the segment actually grew 14 percent last year to 597,118 units, though it should be noted that most segments have been on sales upticks as the US economy chugs out of its recession.
So, is volume-crazy Volkswagen prepared to pass on large family vehicle sales? Probably not - the German automaker has signaled that it plans to build a three-row crossover in North America soon, and we wouldn't be surprised if it looks an awful lot like the Crossblue Concept from January's Detroit Auto Show - minus the fancy plug-in diesel powertrain.
J.D. Power has just revealed the results of its 2013 APEAL Study, which looks at which brands have the most appealing cars based on sales figures, dealer inventory, brand loyalty, transaction and trade-in prices. The study was revamped for 2013, and places a larger focus on the new tech and infotainment options available to customers. All told, study participants gauged their vehicles on 77 different attributes, delivering a score out of a 1,000 points.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 12:44:00 EST
The Volkswagen Group had the greatest success of any corporation, topping the APEAL rankings with the Audi Allroad, Porsche Boxster, Porsche Cayenne, VW GTI and Passat. Chevrolet had the highest number of awards for a single brand, though, with the Avalanche, Sonic and Volt all taking home a prize.
The best brand overall was Porsche, which scored 884 out of a possible 1,000 points. The top Japanese brand was Lexus with a score of 847, while the top American brand was Cadillac, at 841. The best mainstream brand was Ram, which received a very respectable 817. The industry average for this year's study was 795, with 16 brands, all of which were mainstream, falling below the average.
As I scoured auction sites and classified ads for the perfect vehicle to take into battle with Autoblog Associate Editor Brandon Turkus, I knew I needed to find something unique. You see, I'm currently 0-2 at winning a round of This or That, in which two of our editors agree on a category, choose a side, and argue it out over a (mostly) friendly chain of emails.
The first time we did this, my chosen Fiat 500 Abarth took about a third of the popular vote in our reader poll. The second time, my lovely 1980 Oldsmobile 442 did just a little bit better against a 1989 BMW 635 CSi. Despite holding the opinion that my automotive choices, though perhaps a little bit more... obscure than my fellow editors, are still better, an outright win would go a long way toward boosting my vehicular self worth a few notches upward.
With all of that out of the way, even if three isn't my lucky number after all, I go into battle against Brandon knowing full well that I've made the perfect choice: A 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro. My rough-and-tumble van/'ute has a formidable opponent in the form of a 1987 Land Rover Defender, which, truth be told, is exactly what I was expecting from Turkus, a self-proclaimed Rover aficionado.