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Old 02-08-2008, 02:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
Ryland
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I'm 6 feet tall and just can just barly squeze in a VW rabbit truck, just something to keep in mind.
I never thought that the trucks were that gutless, I've driven one of the diesels and it seemed ok, but if you really wanted to, you could put one of the older 1.9L turbo diesel VW engines in, apparently they fit really well you will then have a 45mpg front wheel drive pickup truck, but if you are going to do an engine swap like that you might as well get a gas vw truck to start out with so that there is another diesel in the world, the only real drawback is the price of the engine, $3,000 or so for a used engine, and if you brake the timing belt they destroy them selves.
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