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About This Web Site
How did the site get its start?
This site began in 2002 when I was bored at work and answering repetitive questions on VW forums. Thinking it would just be easier and quicker to copy and paste answers to those frequently asked questions, this site was born. But then I thought, "There is an opportunity here to create something far beyond just answers to FAQs." And so, what began as simply a one-
Speaking of forums, why does this site not have one?
The main reason this site does not have a forum is because plenty of Cabriolet-
Will the Golf III/IV cabrio side of the site ever be as big and informative as the Golf I side?
It certainly has the potential to contain as much information, but right now it is not a priority. Unfortunately for the Cabrio folks, I am also knee-
About The Person Behind This Web Site
Who are you?
For those who don't know me, I'm probably not who you think I am. I am a middle-
Do you own a Cabriolet?
Yes, I sure do! She's my baby: 1986 triple-
What happened to the '84?
Mom called me at college in 1996 to say that a '95 Cabrio had been bought and that the '84 Rabbit was sold to a couple who were taking it to Arizona to give to their nephew. My heart sank and I had an immediate premonition: the car was doomed. Aside from a few mechanical issues, the car was sold in pristine condition. Fast forward to about 2005 or so, when Mom began cleaning out her file drawers and asked if I wanted anything. This was back when Carfax offered reports for $15, so I told Mom, "Yes, send me the VIN to the Rabbit if you still have it." She did and I shed a tear: My prognostication proved correct. The Rabbit was wrecked within a year of it being sold. Whether it was repaired or not, I don't know, but it was sold shortly thereafter and within another year it was wrecked again, for the last time... it officially died in 1997 in Tucson, Arizona. I like to think the car, the one I learned to drive with, committed suicide over the shock of being separated from its loving second owners. After graduating college in Arizona, I had thought about tracking down the Rabbit to buy it back... that was, sadly, never to be. Mom has always regretted selling it... "The Cabrio just never had the same personality as the Rabbit. I never should have sold that car." My '86 does have a little piece of the '84, however: the carpet in the trunk.
Is your '86 still being driven? Is it stock or modified?
My '86 Cabriolet was retired of daily-
Do you have any other cars?
Yes, all Volkswagens. In 1999, a brand-
Update: In July 2016, the Jetta was diagnosed with a faulty A/C compressor. Combined with a faulty driver's window regulator, sunroof leak due to a shrunken seal, worn out suspension, heater hose junction leaks, and more, the heartbreaking decision was made to replace the 17-
2016 Golf GTI S with DSG and, of course, Clark plaid seats.
Have to get used to the turbo lag off the line, but the GTI is a total blast to drive! It also gets nearly 500 miles on a tank of gas! I miss the dear 'ole Jetta… but I don't.
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