Sitcoms Online - Main Page / Message Boards - Main Page / News Blog / Photo Galleries / DVD Reviews / Buy TV Shows on DVD and Blu-ray

View Today's Active Threads / View New Posts / Mark All Boards Read / Chit Chat Board

Games / Movies / Music / Sports / Random Posts / Politics


Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums  

Go Back   Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums > Chit Chat
User Name
Password


Welcome to the Sitcoms Online Message Boards - Forums.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, search, view attachments, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

Freeform Announces Comedy Block for Wednesdays; The Simpsons Documentary Airs on Fox Sunday
COZI TV to Air Mary Tyler Moore, Dick Van Dyke Specials; Roseanne Revival Gets Underway for ABC
Wyatt Cenac Heads to HBO Comedy Series; Nat Geo Acquires Running Wild with Bear Grylls
New Comedy for Sundance Now Service from Peep Show Stars; Showtime's SMILF Gets Set for Premiere
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of October 16, 2017)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Television Academy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced; Roswell Ready for Reboot
Fri-Yay: The Middle on The Top; Hulu Snags Futurama


New on DVD/Blu-ray (October)

2 Broke Girls - The Complete Series The Good Place - The Complete First Season Green Acres - The Complete Series Rhoda - The Final (Fifth) Season The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season

10/03 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Sixth Season
10/03 - 2 Broke Girls - The Complete Series
10/03 - Rules of Engagement - Seasons 1-4 Collection
10/10 - The Brady Bunch - A Very Brady Christmas
10/10 - Everybody Hates Chris - The Complete Series
10/10 - Frasier - Christmas Episodes
10/10 - The Honeymooners - Christmas Laughter
10/10 - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - The Christmas Episodes
10/17 - The Good Place - The Complete First Season
10/17 - Green Acres - The Complete Series
10/17 - Rhoda - The Final (Fifth) Season
10/24 - The Jamie Foxx Show - The Complete Fourth Season
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-24-2005, 09:37 PM   #16
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Exclamation The Rabbit Died. Golf, Anyone?



The first-generation Golf, called the Rabbit in North America, was discontinued in 1984. For the 1985 model year, Volkswagen of America debuted the second-generation Golf - introduced in Europe a year earlier - with the Golf name. VW wanted to standardize model names globally.

The new Golf was bigger than its predecessor, but got better fuel economy because of its smoother shape. Pictured above is the European version of the five-door model.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2005, 09:59 PM   #17
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Default

Here's a beauty - a right-hand-drive GTI version of the second-generation Volkswagen Golf from Britain!



And it's in blue!
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 11:28 AM   #18
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Cool Go Polo!

If Golf isn't your game, how about Polo?



This the current-generation Volkswagen Polo - a little smaller than the Golf, and a very zippy, peppy car. This is a Japanese 2002 model.

The United States and Canada are just about the only countries on the planet where Volkswagen doesn't sell this car. If you're a North American VW nut, and you want to buy a Polo, visit Volkswagen of America's Web site and drop them a line expressing your interest in seeing the Polo come here.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 11:45 AM   #19
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Cool Early Polo

The original Polo was more angular in design - much like the old Rabbit/Golf 1 - and it even featured a variant (what the Europeans call a station wagon) version. This British version is a 1983 model.

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 11:56 AM   #20
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Lightbulb The Volkswagen Student

Never heard of the VW Student? That's because was it was never for sale. It was one of Volkswagen's many concept cars.



The Student, shown at European auto shows in 1984, was a VW design exercise to create a microcar to sell in places like Amsterdam and Luxembourg City, where streets are about as narrow as an office building corridor. Meant to be smaller than the Polo, it nonetheless rode on Polo mechanicals and was powered by a Polo 1.1-liter engine. Though never produced, the Student was an important step in VW's microcar project.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 12:21 PM   #21
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Cool The Original Polo

And here is the original, first-generation, Volkswagen Polo hatchback. It only made it to America in the form of Matchbox and Corgi toys, so this shape may look familiar to some of you.



The VW Polo has been the company's entry-level car in Europe for over a quarter century. Though the Golf is a perennial bestseller in the Old Country, the Polo has many diehard fans as well.

Last edited by Steve M. : 03-08-2006 at 08:50 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 02:06 PM   #22
D-Dey
Senior Member
Win The War!
 
D-Dey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 11, 2000
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 3,938
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve M.
Never heard of the VW Student? That's because was it was never for sale. It was one of Volkswagen's many concept cars.



The Student, shown at European auto shows in 1984, was a VW design exercise to create a microcar to sell in places like Amsterdam and Luxembourg City, where streets are about as narrow as an office building corridor. Meant to be smaller than the Polo, it nonetheless rode on Polo mechanicals and was powered by a Polo 1.1-liter engine. Though never produced, the Student was an important step in VW's microcar project.


I remember that, and while I normally don't go for microcars, I liked that one. And if you want one that was built by the Nazis and later rebuilt mostly for pure pleasure, here's the Volkswagen Thing.

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 07:57 PM   #23
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Cool And Another Thing. . . .

What a wonderful Thing! This is a 1973 model.



The Thing, based on General Erwin Rommel's Kubelwagen jeep, was the first Volkswagen built in Mexico to be sold in the United States. A popular off-road utility vehicle south of the border, the Beetle-based Thing developed a cult following among Americans. Public demand inspired Volkswagen of America to import Mexican-built Things from VW's Puebla plant. Actor James Garner, who drove a Thing in a Dam 500 race, was one of its fans.

Unfortunately, its removable doors, its rough road manners, and its lack of safety features caused Volkswagen of America to stop selling it after two model years (1973 and 1974). The Thing is still loved by folks who admire its lack of pretentiousness, especially when compared to modern SUV's from the Ford Explorer to the Hummer H2 to VW's own Touraeg.

Last edited by Steve M. : 03-08-2006 at 08:51 PM.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 08:07 PM   #24
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Talking Golf in the Country

Volkswagen later came up with a good idea to produce a car with the Thing's capabilities in an economical Golf package. The result was the Golf Country. Pictured below is a 1990 model.



The Golf Country, with its small size, its four-wheel-drive chassis, and its obviously high ground clearance, allowed its owners to have their cake and eat it too - it had all the attributes of an SUV in a simple economy hatchback sedan. It was the sensible choice for off-road aficiandos. I regret to say that the Golf Country has never been sold here.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-25-2005, 08:16 PM   #25
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Default

A page from official Golf Country literature!

  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 05:31 PM   #26
D-Dey
Senior Member
Win The War!
 
D-Dey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 11, 2000
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 3,938
Lightbulb

Okay, here's a reminder of what I think the New VW Beetle should've looked like.

BTW, the Golf Country would've been great in the USA!
Attached Images
 
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 07:26 PM   #27
robyrob
Moderator
Forum Legend
certified wackball#3
 
robyrob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 03, 2003
Location: hiding under the third booth at Arnold's
Posts: 54,342
Default

no Herbie?
Attached Images
 
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 10:27 PM   #28
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Cool Jetta!

We love Herbie!

And now, a Volkswagen we haven't covered yet.

Realizing that they lacked a small notchback sedan, Volkswagen decided that the best way to create one was to simply slap a trunk on its existing Golf/Rabbit hatchback. Voila! The Jetta was formed. Pictured below is a second-generation model.



While the Jetta (called by different names elsewhere) has sold respectfully on five other continents, here in North America it's VW's best seller. Americans and Canadians simply prefer cars with trunks over hatchbacks, and they also like affordable German cars. VW has never skimped on the Jetta's capabilties, though, and a sporty GLI version is also available. The 2006 Jetta goes on sale later this spring.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-26-2005, 10:42 PM   #29
Steve M.
Forum Celebrity
Holding the compass
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 28,500
Smile A Different Kind of Volkswagen

It's not the Microbus - it's more like a Pontiac Montana, in fact - but it's a potent, capable wagon with seating for seven passengers and good cargo room. It's the Volkswagen Sharan.



I once saw a Sharan while cycling along Park Avenue in Manhattan. Which was astonishong, because VW, inexplicably, doesn't sell it here in the States or in Canada! And the Sharan I saw had New York license plates and everything. The fact that an American would go to extremes to buy one of these babies proves what a darn good wagon it is. Hopefully, VW of America will come to its senses and add this car to its lineup.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-29-2005, 01:06 PM   #30
D-Dey
Senior Member
Win The War!
 
D-Dey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 11, 2000
Location: Long Island, New York, USA
Posts: 3,938
Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve M.
We love Herbie!

And now, a Volkswagen we haven't covered yet.

Realizing that they lacked a small notchback sedan, Volkswagen decided that the best way to create one was to simply slap a trunk on its existing Golf/Rabbit hatchback.


Actually, Volkswagen had a small nothcback sedan way back in the early 1960's. It's the rarely seen Type 3 Notchback.

http://www.oldbug.com/68ntch.htm



Most Type 3's sold in this country were Squarebacks and Fastbacks... or at least those are the ones I've seen.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:51 AM.


Although the administrators and moderators of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this forum, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards, nor Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message. The owners of the Sitcoms Online Message Boards reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any thread for any reason.

Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.5.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.