I imagine this conversation took place when the Scirocco 1 showed up at the dealer in 74'. All the Karmann ghia guys called it an abomination and vowed they would be selling their vws for a Datsun 200 or a corona before they bought another VW.
For one, I would loved to see a retro Giugiaro studio inspired production model ,much unlike the first Concept photos and the Autoweek pics. Something In the same ilk as Detroit has been putting out.. but I will take it all the same and welcome all the fun and controversy ahead to move my favorite automaker forward..
Of all the Vws I have owned I have always used my 76' Scirocco as the measuring stick to all others.. none has measured up to the feeling I get just looking at it.. let alone driving it.
If someone can debunk this, then please do.. I have got that to good to be true feeling as soon as I read it.
Has there been any discussion on the below attached Autoweek article?
Found at least 4 other sources some Deustch, stating the same as them ?
"Depicted in this series of computer-generated images, the new Scirocco goes into production in early 2008 and on sale in North America by the end of that year as a 2009 model. Information for the illustration was pried from VW’s Wolfsburg-based design studio. AutoWeek sources suggest prices for a base four-cylinder front-drive edition will start at E22,000, or nearly $28,000 and rise accordingly. The top model will have a 3.6-liter V6 and all-wheel drive."