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Date:         Sun, 26 Dec 2004 10:40:03 +0100
Reply-To:     Calle <vw.vanagon@TELIA.COM>
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From:         Calle <vw.vanagon@TELIA.COM>
Subject:      Re: From the vw news rumor mill - NVC
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Seen and taking a test ride :) Tīwas in the old days (late seventies ) when I used to work at a gas station that also had a workshop.... The NSUīs werenīt too common, I guess there was 10 or something Ro 80īs in town and they vanished rather quickly since the engines was really crappy !!!! I talked to the guy who owned that particular car and he was in the Ro 80 owners club board and told me that they used to flash the headlight as a "hello" signal when they met on the street and if it wasnīt just the guy next door they followed up with a number of headlightflashes to show how many enginechanges they have had to do !! Makes the WBX look like a masterpiece in reliability :-) Btw, I didnīt enjoy driving the car that much, was just like any medium/large size english or german car of the time even if the engine did sound a bit different ! I took a ride in a MGB GT V8 at about the same time and THAT was a treat, the acceleration was like that of my friends -70 Mustang Boss but you didnīt have to slow down when the road turned :-))

Happy New Year

Calle Mullhyttan, Sweden

----- Original Message ----- From: "John Haugland" <PublicJohn@AOL.COM> To: <vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM> Sent: Saturday, December 25, 2004 6:57 PM Subject: Re: From the vw news rumor mill

> Funny.. I had a 13b in a 74 pickup and I seem to recall it had NSU > someplace > on the engine. That should have been proof enough. Anyone ever seen a > RO-80? >

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