The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117017   Message #2516859
Posted By: Charmion
16-Dec-08 - 11:08 AM
Thread Name: BS: How good/bad is your car?
Subject: RE: BS: How good/bad is your car?
Without snow tires, Tammy? In Maine? Are you nuts? Or just very, very daring?

I'm a Volkswagen lover. I like the design, fit and finish; I know what to expect from them; and they come with Diesel engines. I really, really like Diesel cars -- as long as you keep the body in good shape the engine just keeps going and going and going. Also, I like passing fuel stations.

I've had only one VW lemon: a 1980 Rabbit that suffered from mysterious water leaks that tended to soak the fusebox. I drove a 1986 "classic Diesel" Golf for 17 years, and sold it to a guy trading up from a 1982 Rabbit that his wife wouldn't get into any more.

We now have two cars. Number 1, Indigo Jones, is a 2003 Jetta TDI station wagon (yes, a Granddad car) that comfortably hauls us and all our stuff -- including any God's quantity of instruments -- wherever we want to go, with a range of more than 1,100 km on one 50-litre tank of fuel on all-season radial tires. Number 2, Eric the Red, is Edmund's new 2009 "clean Diesel" Jetta sedan, which has yet to make a long trip but has already proved itself an excellent winter-handling car despite its silly special windscreen wipers.