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Old 01-29-2005, 03:51 PM   #32
Steve M.
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Inexplicably, the Type 3 Notchback was never officially sold here; VW of America didn't think it would sell. That didn't stop some Americans from importing a few through the "gray market," which is probably how that blue Sharan I saw in Manhattan got here.VWoA still needed a family car to supplement the Beetles, and it finally brought over the Type 3 Fastback, a picture of which I already posted.

But you're right; the Jetta isn't the first car to be created from an existing Volkswagen. In fact, there was a new Beetle model created from the existing Beetle. . .
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