It’s been quite a while since I posted a Volkswagen update, mainly because nothing’s happened with them. The pans are done, the front beams are painted and ready to install, and my “vintage hot rod” finally came back from the rebuilder. Now all I need is A) time and B) room to work again.
We hadn’t planned to replace Beth’s minivan for another couple years (based on our “Ten Years Old or 200,000 Miles” policy), but a certain sequence of events led to my locating a one year old 2012 Volkswagen Routan with just over 8,000 miles for not much over 1/2 its original sticker price.
After the barn was partially destroyed, I had to move all the tractors and vehicles, and the L-170 ended up parked next to the small machine shed. One afternoon, a couple guys (who insisted they were not scrappers… hmmm) stopped by and offered to buy the truck. I named a price, which they countered. As their offer was still several… Read more »
In late 2001, I bought a new ’00 Volkswagen New Beetle TDI diesel to succeed the ’64 Type I (Beetle) I had been driving the past six years.
I was not planning on buying a truck, honest. But when I saw this clean 1999 F250 diesel (7.3l) the week after having to spend Yet Another Weekend under the rusty F150 I bought a couple years ago, well, it was a bit too much. So now it’s my “new” farm truck. And so far, I haven’t had to fix… Read more »
We met Miss Lucille our first Sunday at church after moving to The Middle West over a decade ago. Already a widow, she warmly took us under her wing and we enjoyed many a root beer float sitting around the table at her house after evening worship.
After 12-1/2 years and over 216,000 miles, it’s time to replace Herbie, my 2000 TDI (diesel) New Beetle. I placed the order for the new car back around Christmas—it took three months for it to come in. It’s a 2013 TDI Beetle Convertible with six-speed manual transmission. The only options are the “Heritage” wheels. I’ll call it Eeyore (II, named… Read more »