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Old 01-24-2015, 11:57 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm a fan of the aircooleds as well. My grandparents had early Rabbits, his was a diesel that was built in Germany, and the only trouble was that the plastic coolant overflow tank eventually broke. (Gramps welded up a new one out of aluminum, I think it was.) Hers was a few years later, was US-built, and pretty spectacularly unreliable. They ditched it after the warranty ran out.

VW got better after that, and then worse again. I think the newer ones are decent now, but if you go back a decade things are much worse.

Note that most European cars require more maintenance than most of the Japanese and Korean cars. I'm OK with that.


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