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Old 08-03-2006, 04:57 PM
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VW Caddy prices are crazier than MBs!

OMG what is it about them that makes them demand so much $$$?
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:19 PM
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andmoon,

What's a VW Caddy? 1/2 Volkswagen and 1/2 Caddillac??

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Old 08-03-2006, 05:20 PM
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VW rabbit pickup
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:30 PM
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they are those little rabbit trucks, one of my neighbors has one, but i havn't seen it being driven for a while, it just sits in their garage
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:32 PM
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the alt fuel movement. they're very rare and part of a very small family of us diesel pickups. personally I hate the look and function of them, If I need to carry stuff with a engine of that size (instead of a 7.3 Powerstroke or 5.9 Cummins) I would get a trailer on my Benz or a newer VW.
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Old 08-03-2006, 05:36 PM
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vw rabbit caddy

I've owned one. Not very useful. Horribly underpowered (48hp, yes even compared to my heavier 240D and 190D) and interiors are terrible.

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Old 08-03-2006, 10:55 PM
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I beg your pardon. 52 HP. Useful? Well, is it useful to get 49MPG on your normal daily commute to work and then pick up 10 or 12 bags of concrete on the way home or half a dozen sheets of plywood? Is it a real he-man's diesel- of course not, but I have toted an OM616 engine in the bed of one. Its also a near-perfect WVO pickup barge. I put some old Renault Fuego seats (remember those) in it for comfort (the frogs DO make good seats). The cars are simple to rebuild, parts are cheap and plentiful. They only made about 58,000 of the Caddy (PU) variant from 80-84 only in the US.

I would say that acceleration is a bit more sprightly that a 240D stick. Some guys will drop a later VW turbodiesel in to improve performance. Actually, mines about to hit 350,000 miles.

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Old 08-04-2006, 06:41 AM
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People want 9K for clean ones!
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Old 08-04-2006, 07:26 AM
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Mine's not so clean. I'll let it go for $8995. I guess I had better start locking it.

$9K is ridiculous, but so are the asking prices on Mustangs and Chevvys these days for car that were - let's face it- pretty crude , cheap and poorly built.
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:28 PM
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People want 9K for clean ones!
Wasn't the new price somewhere around 10-12,000?
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:38 PM
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People want 9K for clean ones!
I want a 617 turbo, 5 spd 123 wagon.

"You can't always get what you want"

I have a vw caddy. Simple, cheap to rebuild, can haul stuff and get 48mpg+.
I had no idea they were fetchin that kind of cash.
Mine even has cold AC.
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Old 08-04-2006, 12:39 PM
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IIRC- new price was $8-9000. A fair amount of money for a flimsy cheap pickup in 1982 or so.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:32 PM
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My dads friend use to have one of those trucks rotting behind his shop. Crude little thing, made the old Mazda's look nice.

I'd take a 2500 with a Cummins any day of the week, who cares if it burns a bit more fuel its a lot more truck.
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Old 08-04-2006, 01:48 PM
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well, I wouldn't call 100% more fuel for a Cummins "a bit" more. If you have to have one all purpose vehicle to do all your work, its obvious this pestilential thing won't do. But- as an occasional use runabout, it does well enough. I just get tired of seeing people driving around in their empty SUVs and big pickups moving nothing more than air much of the time. That's one (of many) reasons we're all paying $3 a gallon now...(steps down from box)
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