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adios ...end of an era for VW beetle car
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RE: adios ...end of an era for VW beetle car
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LopDude  Wrote: (07-11-2019 05:56 PM)
but why did they have to be built in mexicoScream1

Because if they were built in the United States, the cost of doing business, including paying the unionized manufacturing folks $25 an hour, would have ended up pushing the per-unit cost about $5000 higher, and no one would have bought them.

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Post: #32
RE: adios ...end of an era for VW beetle car
Old Whatshisname  Wrote: (07-12-2019 05:49 AM)
LopDude  Wrote: (07-11-2019 05:56 PM)
but why did they have to be built in mexicoScream1

Because if they were built in the United States, the cost of doing business, including paying the unionized manufacturing folks $25 an hour, would have ended up pushing the per-unit cost about $5000 higher, and no one would have bought them.

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Post: #33
RE: adios ...end of an era for VW beetle car
Bring Back the MicroBus VW
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Post: #34
RE: adios ...end of an era for VW beetle car
Luvapottamus  Wrote: (07-11-2019 06:07 PM)
Somebody should file some kind of abandonware claim on the Karmann Ghia patents, and start making those again.

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Post: #35
RE: adios ...end of an era for VW beetle car
SkeptiSchism  Wrote: (07-12-2019 03:02 AM)
I like Corvairs, not sure about their dependability though.

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They are dependable.

I bought the parts for mine from a former GM corvair mechanic.

He hired on at the dealership the same year they rolled these out, and the old mechanics didn't want to learn how to work on them, so he got all of them that came in.

When I met the guy he had 58 of them stashed in different places around Lawrence Kansas.

Before retiring he installed a lot of the engines in helicopters.

If it's going into a helicopter, it's reliable.

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The problem with the corvair is the front suspension.

When they announced the car it had a custom front end, may have had torsion bars like a VW.

But when they built the production run, they swapped that out for a typical front engine chevy suspension.

Super dangerous oversteer problem.

There must be mods you can do to correct that.

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