Date: Mon, 8 Jan 2001 06:46:27 -0800
Reply-To: Zoltan <zol@FOXINTERNET.NET>
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From: Zoltan <zol@FOXINTERNET.NET>
Subject: Re: Mexico/Vanagon report-Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta
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Thanks for the informative reporting of things we never thoought of.
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From: "raj" <jones@COYOTE.COLORADO.EDU>
Sent: Sunday, January 07, 2001 8:16 PM
Subject: Mexico/Vanagon report-Guadalajara/Puerto Vallarta
> Observations from Guadalajara and Puerto Vallarta:
> Saw three Vanagons in Puerto Vallarta--all with California
> Lots of older buses, but (to my surprise) almost all air-
> cooled. Not too many of the water-cooled type 2s with
> the radiator on front; I expected more from what I'd
> seen in other parts of Mexico. Those I saw were all
> with the raised roof.
> Big surprise: Eurovans (panel truck model) for sale
> at the VW dealers. This makes me believe that VW has
> stopped production of the water-cooled type 2 in
> Mexico (maybe to increase production of new beetles?)
> Anybody know for sure?
> Saw a Golf with the label "Pointer" and a wagon based
> on either the Golf or Jetta also labeled "Pointer"--
> didn't get a good look, but it is something we don't
> have here. Didn't see anything labeled "Setter" ;-)
> In general, the Chrysler minivans and various American
> SUVs have taken over in Mexico for their middle class.
> Richard A. Jones
> Boulder, Colorado
> '81 Vanagon Mr Bus
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