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Old 06-24-2008, 10:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Frank Lee View Post
The last one got a Corvair engine swap- no more downshifting for hills!
I bet that shocked the heck out of a rev-happy drag racer or two.

If you can find someone here in the states who was bringing them in, VW of Mexico was making the old aircooled up to 2003. Still 1600cc, EFI that had benefitted from eons of advancement, 50hp and 35mpg all day long. No more peashooter exhaust, though. Too bad. That's my favorite part, the happy chirp of the exhaust. Ah well.

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