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Rabbit Pickup - Diesel

Discussion in 'Volkswagen TDI Diesels' started by DaveBen, Feb 16, 2019.

  1. DaveBen

    DaveBen Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Wow. If I didn't personally find them hideous I would love it. Always wanted a smaller vehicle with an efficient diesel. If I remember right those earlier VW Diesels really got pretty great mileage.
     
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    That's a sweet little truck put a turbo on it and it would be awesome @DaveBen are you looking to buy it
     
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    To much money for what it is. I have a 82 Audi with that same basic engine. Would get around 40 45 mpg pretty easy. Also had a 910 Datsun with an inline 6cyl diesel that would really get good mileage too.
     
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    That thing is so cool-Drool
     
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    No way would I buy this. I am done with diesels for now.
     
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    Well if it runs and drives well that is a steal. You cant get one anywhere close to that price here.
    They are great machines as long as you are not taller than 6 feet. The seat just doesn't go back far enough.
     
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    my brother in law had one and had a 1.6 TD in it lots of power. no need for a trailer hitch on it though. was a neat little truck but anybody over about 5,10" would have trouble driving it.
    I'm 6'3" and it was difficult for me to drive, if the seat went back another foot it would have been fine.:rotflmao
     
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    Had one!! 54mpg! Not very peppy but I could pull the mountains of Santa Fe with a bed full of camping gear. With the a/c going it would only get 40mpg. & talk about rolling coal!!!
     
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    1.6 N/A was only 54hp I think. only thing slower was my 1982 MD 240 diesel wagon with the auto trans. it was scary slow, combination never should have been built:frustrate
     
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    Swap an ALH into it. Not a hard swap.
     
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    subway be nice to the admin :D

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    no kidding, my friend had one growing up. great mileage but could hardly get out of its own way. its funny it has a hitch, i am not sure what you could actually tow with one....LOL
     
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    Makes me miss mine... 45 mpg. But I don't miss my 60 mph top speed...
     

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