Sold My XR

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DAReese
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by DAReese » Tue May 09, 2017 2:25 pm

eaton53 wrote:
Mike McCreight wrote:Maybe the VW forum broke down.
Or failed emissions.
Too soon.
David Reese

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89 Scorpio - waiting on some parts before it hits the road again
88 XR4Ti - mono red C3, parts car
used to own 86 dark blue traded in on a min van, what was I thinking?

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Mike McCreight
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by Mike McCreight » Tue May 09, 2017 5:13 pm

Too funny.
Sure sign of cult mentality?
Blame authority when your hero gets caught red-handed, leaving you holding the bag.
It's not a hobby, it's an obsession!

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by John Brennan » Tue May 09, 2017 6:49 pm

:banghead "I fight Authority,
Authority always wi-ins..."
This is my car, and these are my people!
1989 XR4Ti 5-Speed
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Re: Sold My XR

Post by scarletvw » Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:40 pm

This thread is kind of funny to read. I have a 1990 Cabriolet and 2015 Jetta and I'd love to get rid of the Cabriolet and get an XR again.

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:50 am

As she sits these days....

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Fri Nov 24, 2017 3:45 am

Scored some old skool MOMO IDEA wheels
Wrapped the "spokes' in carbon


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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:23 am

Added some Porsche 928 Wheels

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:24 am

Merry Christmas and Happy New Yr from the Dirty Girl

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by bali-high89 » Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:26 am

I remember those momo rim ads in road and track from back in the day. You could put in different color inserts which was pretty different. Do you have a X/R band escort radar detector and super sweet panasonic tape deck with adjustable EQ in there as well? :headbang
"I read about that on the inter-screen"

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:33 am

Wasn't looking for another cabby but how could I say no… 1984 Triple White Wolfsburg Edition… new roof, windshield, and a bunch of parts… needs a battery and a decent detailing.. Yes… Those are OZ Superleggera wheels

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by andyofcolumbusmerkur » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:24 am

Hey man this is a Merkur forum!
"Let me go get the keys to your brand new Hyundai!" Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by thebronze » Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:23 am

Looks like this these days.... hope you oldskool merkur Guys are good :headbang

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Re: Sold My XR

Post by zxr250cc » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:45 pm

Hi all,

In regards to the VW Cabriolet, I was living in Japan in the '90's and almost bought one of those. I was looking for a convertible and the two I liked were the VW and a Peugeot 205. I drove both and the VW was tighter in the body, by far. You could feel the 'Pigit' body flexing on city streets during a test drive. The VW was very high priced in Japan but I thought I might buy one. I had a business trip to Cali during that time and stopped at a VW dealer to look at them there. I saw one totally loaded with all options, including leather interior, for about $22K. I went back to Japan and priced one there. It was about $40K equivalent and leather was a plus option after that. I bought a used Kawasaki sport bike for cash and was far happier as it was by far the fastest possible way to get a round in Tokyo. This was the time period when I left my XR with my Dad to drive in US.

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