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1974 Volkswagen Thing on 2040-cars

US $2,900.00
Year:1974 Mileage:55000 Color: Yellow
Location:

Dallas, Texas, United States

Dallas, Texas, United States

Send me questions at : GaryHolmeshle64ny5bs@yahoo.com 1974 VW Thing no reserve !!!!!!!!!! Look around, you won't find one in thisCondition for less. Be the only one in your city to own a rare classic likethis. Everyone looks at this car everywhere I take it, hardly anyone even knowswhat it is. The VW THING was only imported to the United States for 2 years…1973 and 1974 and that’s it! I have had this car for a little over a yearand the clear Texas Title is in my name. All the gears work on the transmissionand the Odometer is showing 55K miles. The steering is tight thanks to all thenew parts and the car riding on 4 new tires. The engine is a 1600 single portwith dual relief that starts and idles properly. This car starts, runs, drivesand stops, with great response and pep for a VW. The entire Brake system wasreplaced. Seats are correct style new seat covers on all seats and new paddingin front seats. Front seats are also thing only original seats. Wheels are thehard to find, original and correct 14 inch wide five smoothies with the correctoffset that have been sanded and painted factory silver and have brand new tireson them and brand new hubcaps. The typical floor rust was in one spot in thebattery tray that has been cut out and been replaced with 20 gauge steel weldedin. This car will be a great daily driver. The horn, 2 speed wipers, turnsignals, hazards, brake lights, bright and dim headlights lights all work. Oilpressure and alternator light both work. Car also has an aftermarket

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VW to relax ambitious US sales targets?

Fri, 16 May 2014 09:29:00 EST

The Volkswagen brand sold 407,704 cars last year, a 6.95-percent decline compared to 2012, and it's down a further 8.36 percent through the end of April 2014 compared to this time last year. In order to to put the sales football between its Strategy 2018 goal posts, the brand would need to add 100,000 more sales every year to achieve the lofty 800,000-unit target. Coming to grips with how unreasonable that is, VW US CEO Michael Horn has said, "For now, we have to have realistic targets."
The reasons for the brand's slow-down are imprecise, but lots of folks are throwing lots of reasons around. Last November, VW Group Chairman Ferdinand Piech told Bloomberg, "We understand Europe, we understand China and we understand Brazil, [but] we only understand the US to a certain degree so far." Analysts say the brand hasn't had midsize and compact SUV offerings, especially an overdue retail version of the CrossBlue, and the ones it does have are priced too high for their segments. It "didn't introduce enough new engines, or alternative technologies or model variants" for the Passat and Jetta. It devoted so many resources to China that the US market suffered. It was being outspent two-to-one on advertising by competitors. Its J.D. Power dependability ratings aren't high enough to overcome its past. It "has never really taken the US customer seriously." And so on.
There's still no official admission of defeat concerning the target, but reading between the lines there are some VW execs that appear to accept it won't happen short of some deus ex machina. Still,

Updated J.D. Power APEAL study shines on VW Group, Chevy

Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:31:00 EST

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.
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.

VW readying new VR6 with forced induction

Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:29:00 EST

Volkswagen built a stonking, narrow-angle V6 in the 1980s and 1990s that was found in three different generations of the Golf (their performance iterations, obviously), three generations of the Passat, the New Beetle, the Corrado and the Touareg, among other VWs, a spate of Audis, Seats, a Skoda, and even the Porsche Cayenne. It was a sad day when it was announced that it'd be put out to pasture.
Rejoice, though, fans of the venerable VR6, because Volkswagen has a new, modern variant in the works that, according to AutoWeek, features direct injection and can easily be fitted with forced induction. In fact, AW mentions Volkswagen insiders that claim this unit will spawn a production version of the twin-turbo V6 shown on the Design Vision GTI from this year's Wörthersee festival. That unit produced an epic 503 horsepower and 413 pound-feet of torque.
Don't expect a production unit with that level of power (although it would make a hardy RS4 powerplant), though. In reality, AutoWeek is suspecting anywhere from 340 to 450 horsepower from the new mill. When it arrives at an undisclosed date in the future, it'll likely be found in the Passat and Passat CC as well as the production version of the CrossBlue.