U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive > Brand-specific forums > Volkswagen
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 12-13-2010, 02:22 PM
Location: Pikesville, MD
5,228 posts, read 14,866,276 times
Reputation: 4846


Originally Posted by imcurious View Post
I don't know why they stopped making it, could you explain or provide a link?

Thank you

Aircooled Beetles wouldn't pass modern emissions testing. It's why Porsche finally went away from the air cooled flat 6. For a while you could buy water cooled VWs and aircooled ones side by side. But the water cooled FWD models were simply better at the job of being cars.

Originally Posted by bryson662001 View Post
As for VW, I had an '81 rabitt that was a real lemon, piece of junk. My young and stupid niece went out and bought a Jetta and it was one headache after another. I think the only people who buy VW's now are just woefully uninformed and didn't do their homework.
My 82 Jetta went 250k miles with almost no issues whatsoever. Simple and rather solid cars overall. Later ones (Mk III and MK IV) got known for bad coilpacks and bad window reguators, but earlier cars have a reputation for longetivity. Except for a few of the Westmoreland, PA-built cars of the early '80s. The German ones were definitely a lot better.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 12-13-2010, 02:27 PM
3,190 posts, read 4,898,393 times
Reputation: 1032
I never had to have any auxillary heater. The trick was to have good heater boxes without any leaks, then changing to a thinner oil, and adjusting the thermostat 1 inch so the fan wouldn't blow as much air onto the cylinder heads. The thermostat was like a brass bellows with a rod that lead to the flaps inside the fan shroud.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Automotive > Brand-specific forums > Volkswagen
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2023, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top