1974 Volkswagen Passat Review
A Great Little Vw — Well, it was actually a Dasher. I got it for 500 dollars. I bought a 76 Rabbit shell for the wheels and motor and upgraded the Dasher to a 1.6 with 13" BBS knock- offs. It was a basic car...no A/C...had an automatic transmission...but it pulled well...good gearing I guess. That thing would go through snow like a tracked vehicle!
Primary Use: Commuting to work
Pros: It's a VW!
Cons: It's no longer with us.
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