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

Notices

SitcomsOnline.com News Blog Headlines Twitter Facebook Instagram RSS

MeTV Fall 2018 Schedule; Disney Channel Gets New Sitcom for Friday Nights This Fall
Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows; This Week in Sitcoms (Week of August 20, 2018)
SitcomsOnline Digest: Pilot Commitment for Spinoff of The Middle Starring Eden Sher; Luke Null Leaving Saturday Night Live
Fri-Yay: Reboot Fever Continues with Talks of Designing Women and Frasier Reboots; E! Gets Busy...Philipps
Netflix's Atypical Returns Sept. 7; GSN Brings Back John Michael Higgins Game Show
Antenna TV's Alice Labor Day Marathon; NBC App Adds Saved by the Bell and Heroes
Fresh off the Boat Launches Sept. 1 on UPtv; New Sabrina Begins Oct. 26 on Netflix
Netflix Gets Paul Rudd Comedy from IFC; Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj Coming to Netflix


New on DVD/Blu-ray (June/July/August)

Alice - The Complete Seventh Season Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season The Good Place - The Complete Second Season Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five

06/05 - Living Single - The Complete Fifth Season
06/05 - New Girl - The Complete Sixth Season
06/05 - South Park - The Complete Twenty-First Season (Blu-ray)
06/12 - Fresh Off the Boat - The Complete Fourth Season
06/12 - Life in Pieces - The Complete Third Season
06/12 - The Office - The Complete Series
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Speechless - The Complete Second Season
06/12 - Step by Step - The Complete First Season
06/12 - Will & Grace (The Revival) - Season One (Blu-ray)
06/19 - Perfect Strangers - The Complete Fourth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Fifth Season
06/26 - Last Man Standing - The Complete Sixth Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete First Season
06/26 - The Mick - The Complete Second Season
07/03 - New Girl - The Final (Seventh) Season
07/10 - Alice - The Complete Seventh Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - The Bill Engvall Show - The Complete First Season (WBShop.com)
07/10 - Green Acres - The Final (Sixth) Season
07/10 - The Last Man on Earth - The Complete Fourth Season
07/17 - Cooper Barrett's Guide to Surviving Life - The Complete Series
07/17 - The Good Place - The Complete Second Season
07/17 - Son of Zorn - The Complete Series
08/07 - Happy Endings - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
08/28 - Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Season Five
More TV DVD Releases / DVD Reviews Archive / SitcomsOnline Digest


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-07-2005, 10:22 PM   #61
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Cool Passat!

The Quantum was replaced in North America in 1990 by the Passat. Passat is what the Dasher and the Quantum had been called in Europe all along. In the 1990 model year, that name came to the New World. It's short for Passatwind, German for "trade wind." (Volkswagen likes to name cars for winds and currents to reflect the "international character" of their cars.)



This 1990 model is a GL sedan, with a two-liter, four-cylinder engine. The Passat proved to be popular in the midsize family car market.
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 11:56 AM   #62
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

Here's a nice 1997 Volkswagen Jetta!


Last edited by Steve M.; 03-08-2006 at 10:00 PM.
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 12:26 PM   #63
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Cool Jetta IV

The fourth-generation Jetta - with styling vaguely reminiscent of the Beetle - has been available since the 1999 model year. (In Europe it was renamed the Bora.) The Jetta has been a big seller in North America, and it will be replaced soon by an-all new fifth-generation model.

Here's a 2000 Jetta - in silver!


Last edited by Steve M.; 02-12-2005 at 10:07 PM.
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2005, 12:58 PM   #64
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

Here's a black 2002 Jetta!

Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2005, 09:53 PM   #65
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

When Volkswagen introduced its Type 3 Fastback in the fall of 1965, it was complemented by a station wagon - the Type 3 Squareback!



Not knowing what this particular model was officially called when I was little, I always called it a "Beetle wagon!" Curiously, VW marketed it as a sedan.

Last edited by Steve M.; 03-08-2006 at 10:02 PM.
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2005, 10:12 PM   #66
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

A much less successful car from Volkswagen was the Type 4. In fact, the 4 series was an absolute sales disaster in the United States. Sold as the 411 and the 412 here, the VW Type 4's were available in fastback, notchback, and wagon form, but the notchback was not available in the U.S.



So what made the Type 4 Volkswagen's Edsel, at least in North American eyes? Mainly, it was due to it being overweight and underpowered, plus a tendency to use too much oil.

The Type 4 featured VW's first four-door sedan (pictured above, in European form), and its styling was more prosaic than previous VW sedans and squareback wagons. It was, in fact, the company's last attempt at a viable aircooled rear-engine design. By the mid-seventies, Volkswagen would move away from that configuration.
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2005, 09:45 PM   #67
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

From South Africa. . . the Volkswagen Chico!

Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2005, 10:03 PM   #68
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

As you could tell, South Africa's VW Chico is the same thing as the original Golf/Rabbit model. But here's a very different Chico.



A 1975 concept car, the original Chico was Volkswagen's first attempt at designing an urban commuter car. More exercises at building a microcar for the masses would follow.
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2005, 01:11 PM   #69
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

Here's a nice 1972 VW Beetle convertible!

Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 11:45 AM   #70
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Cool Son of Chico!

A second Chico appeared on the European auto show circuit in 1991.



This was VW's third attempt at desigining a minicar (after the original Chico and the Student) for the European masses. The third time proved to be the charm, for the second Chico led to. . .
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 11:59 AM   #71
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

the LUPO!!



The Volkswagen Lupo is VW's smallest model. Two sizes smaller than the Golf, it has a 1-liter engine with only three cylinders; it's the most economical Volkswagen you can buy. Oh, that's right - if you're from North America, you can't buy it! VW doesn't sell the Lupo here, mainly for safety reasons (conforming to U.S. Safety standards would make the Lupo too expensive and underpowered for its size). That sucks!
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 12:05 PM   #72
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Cool 1985 Jetta coupe

One upon a time, Volkswagen offered a two-door Jetta model. Pictured below is a 1985 model.



The coupe, which had been parrt of the Jetta lineup in the the first Jetta generation as well as the second, was dropped after 1991.
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2005, 09:27 PM   #73
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

1975 Volkswagen Scirocco - first year of production!

Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2005, 12:41 PM   #74
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

And finally, here it is. . . .



The New Beetle! It debuted in the spring of 1998.

Last edited by Steve M.; 03-08-2006 at 10:08 PM.
Steve M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2005, 02:49 PM   #75
Steve M.
Holding the compass
Forum Celebrity
 
Steve M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 07, 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 29,490
Default

For every New Beetle there must be a New Beetle convertible!



It debuted in 2003, replacing the Golf-based Cabrio.

Last edited by Steve M.; 03-08-2006 at 10:10 PM.
Steve M. is offline   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

BB 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 10:44 PM.


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 vBulletin Solutions Inc. (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.

VigLink badge

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.