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1981 Volkswagen RabbitReview
George writes:

Fahrvergnugen.... — Just like the German word says "driving pleasure". This VW Rabbit diesel was an awesome car, even though I didn't own it for long, it was very exciting driving it, may be because it wasn't allowed on the road for the time I owned it :-)... It was in the first few months I immigrated to Canada, when I purchased this car. It needed a new fuse panel and wiring harness. After estimating the cost for this repair I quickly decided to sell the car. So I went down to the harbor, found some Russian fishing boat and not long after we were loading the car aboard the ship, the main engineer bought it. For me it was quick $200 made and getting rid of some headache. We'' it was fun while it lasted...

Pros: Great ride, a true VW. Many of the electrical components didn't work, but who cares, engine performed excellent. I'm sure some Russian VW gurus fixed it and sold it for profit.

Cons: Dunno, owned it very short time...

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