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    Thread: The Official Scirocco Chit Chat Thread!

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      06-09-2009 06:49 PM #71
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      Nothing wrong with being smartly cautious, but don't live with such fear that you don't do things you enjoy. I'll use my seat cover analogy...I will never put them on a car I own. The only thing seat covers are good for is giving the next owner great seats. Live life for the moment. That's why it's called "The Present".

      Good advice, Jeff. That's why I live by it.

      Hi, I'm Joe and I'm a Sciroccoholic.

      Everyone: "Hi, Joe"

      So, I daily drive (for the most part) a 1987 16V Scirocco. It is Tornado red and not the least bit pink. It will have a 2.0-liter in it soon and it is full of plaid (and evil).

      I've only had this Scirocco for almost 10 years now but I was hooked when I saw a Kolibri Green Mk1 in about 1994. It took me 6 more years to own one, but damn I love it.

      Here's the car (at Cincy, no less!)

      This thread is going to be fun.

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      06-09-2009 06:50 PM #72
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      So does this thunderstorm.

      Oh so nice here in OH still

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      06-09-2009 07:41 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »

      The only thing seat covers are good for is giving the next owner great seats.

      That's awesome.

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      06-09-2009 07:46 PM #74
      @ Nataku: Sux about the break-in. It's almost worse that the would-be thieves didn't get anything and just basically vandalized your dad's and brother's cars.

      @ Konomi: Thanks for the commercials, I remember the one from the '80's unfortunately (or maybe that's a good thing, I haven't killed as many brain cells as I thought ).

      @ Anyone complaining about their local weather: I won't mention that it's 72 and sunny here on the Central Coast. Nope, wouldn't do that to you.

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      06-09-2009 08:04 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »

      The only thing seat covers are good for is giving the next owner great seats.

      Sig'd for troof!

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      06-09-2009 09:14 PM #76
      Quote, originally posted by matt.e. »

      @ Anyone complaining about their local weather: I won't mention that it's 72 and sunny here on the Central Coast. Nope, wouldn't do that to you.

      you sob

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      06-09-2009 09:20 PM #77
      Cathy: I saw this and thought of you

      I'm sure I had a funny signature, I just can't remember what it was!

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      06-09-2009 09:40 PM #78
      HAHAHAHA!!! zomg...

      i think it was just really hilarious 'cuz i'm half way buzzed right now i know i know, shock and surprise...

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      06-09-2009 10:17 PM #79
      What did I miss?

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      06-10-2009 12:58 AM #80
      Quote, originally posted by Konomi »
      Cathy: I saw this and thought of you

      Bwaahahahahaha!!!!!!

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      06-10-2009 08:45 AM #81
      Late to the party, but my name is Fraser, and I too am a sciroccoholic.

      I have not seen mine in a few weeks because its getting torn apart, not to worry, we have the technology, we will make it better.

      P.S. its freakin weird not seeing the cincy thread up top in my watched topics anymore

      -Dictated but not read to expedite report.

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      06-10-2009 10:57 AM #82
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      The only thing seat covers are good for is giving the next owner great seats.
      Love that - definitely sig-worthy.

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      06-10-2009 11:28 AM #83
      I definitely want a small house with a big building for cars and stuff. I have the boat, motorcycle and cars, plus I'm a drummer, so I'd love a rehearsal room/studio....but it would have to be somewhat climate-controlled. I have an oversize garage now and I'm able to cram the boat, Scirocco and daily into it (sideways) so I know I'm pretty lucky, but I waited a long time for it.

      Drove/bought my first Scirocco (a rusty '75) in 1983. My second was a pristine '78 with 32k on the clock, third was a new '85 white Wolfsburg, 4th was a pristine Cosmos '81 "S". Yeah, I'm lucky to have had a few nice ones.

      I'm thinking of painting the '80 in the next year or so.


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      06-10-2009 02:58 PM #84

      "Awesome! Due to the monkey content......I officially endorse this thread" -Nataku "Of COURSE you do." *mumbles to self about monkeys* -Konomi
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      06-10-2009 03:13 PM #85
      thought these were kinda cool, even a snow flake one... http://forums.vwvortex.com/zer...02312

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      06-10-2009 05:08 PM #86
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »

      Nothing wrong with being smartly cautious, but don't live with such fear that you don't do things you enjoy. I'll use my seat cover analogy...I will never put them on a car I own. The only thing seat covers are good for is giving the next owner great seats. Live life for the moment. That's why it's called "The Present".

      Exactly - very well put. I'm cautious, but not overly so. It's not good to live in fear because that's not living at all.


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      06-10-2009 05:09 PM #87
      Quote, originally posted by matt.e. »

      This is awesome!


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      06-10-2009 05:26 PM #88
      Quote, originally posted by matt.e. »

      Man do I have a joke that goes with this picture...but it would probably get this thread !

      Personal responsibility, a lost art.

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      06-10-2009 06:25 PM #89
      A monkey goes into a bar and says: bartender,I've been on the road a long time,headed to cinci....give a beer. ok,someone add on!

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      06-10-2009 06:33 PM #90
      Quote, originally posted by sciroccojim »
      I definitely want a small house with a big building for cars and stuff.

      I live in an 800 sq. ft. house. I've spent the last week or so getting my "stuff" moved into a 900 sq. ft. hangar. It's all about priorities. As of today I've pretty well gotten the tools / workbenches set up. Ideally I'd like to move a lot of "the barn" over to the hangar, a job I'm not really looking forward to, but would allow me to organize the haphazard pile of parts.

      Why have a big house? All I use it for is to sleep.


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      06-10-2009 07:28 PM #91
      I'll never be able to afford a house here. The prices have been jacked up by retirees from SoCal and parents who buy a house so their college kid has a place to stay until they graduate or drop out and then expect to sell it for a profit. Case in point: my in-laws place was purchased in the '70's for 30-something-grand, now it's worth $600,000+. It's insane. Rent is out of control as well, apartments are on par with San Francisco and I haven't found a decent house with a garage (and take pets) for less than $2000. Sure, there are some pretty cheap ones too, but pretty cheap means pretty crappy. Who wants to do more than minimal upkeep when the college kids are just gonna **** it up? Why do I stay? The air is clean, the weather is great and the Pacific is ten minutes away. Oh, and I'm 3~4 hours away from the Bay Area, Bonelli and Disneyland, all of which are fun drives in the Scirocco.
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      06-10-2009 07:35 PM #92
      My Borla muffler finally showed up today. It's being installed tomorrow.
      Deal with it.
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      06-10-2009 07:42 PM #93
      Arbys = WIN

      I just got a Roast Chicken Club Sandwich (not one of those cheap ones - I think menu price is around $3.00) and a 22oz drink for $1.50


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      06-10-2009 07:47 PM #94
      Quote, originally posted by Nataku »
      Arbys = WIN

      I just got a Roast Chicken Club Sandwich (not one of those cheap ones - I think menu price is around $3.00) and a 22oz drink for $1.50

      The coupons Arby's sends out every month=extra win with a cup of win on the side.

      Deal with it.
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      06-10-2009 08:01 PM #95
      another box of parts just arrived.


      one step closer to getting on the dyno.


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      06-10-2009 08:01 PM #96
      Okay. So this guy walks into a bar/pool hall with his monkey. The monkey starts jumping around on the pool tables when he picks up the cue ball and swallows it. The bartender freaks out and tells the guy to get out and take his monkey with him. Well about a month later the guy comes in again with his monkey. Before the bartender can say anything the monkey jumps up on the bar, grabs a peanut out of a bowl, shoves it up its butt, then eats it. The bartender freaks out again, yelling "That was disgusting, why'd he do that?" "Well, since the last time we were in here, he has taken to sizing everything first."

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      06-10-2009 08:03 PM #97
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      Okay. So this guy walks into a bar/pool hall with his monkey. The monkey starts jumping around on the pool tables when he picks up the cue ball and swallows it. The bartender freaks out and tells the guy to get out and take his monkey with him. Well about a month later the guy comes in again with his monkey. Before the bartender can say anything the monkey jumps up on the bar, grabs a peanut out of a bowl, shoves it up its butt, then eats it. The bartender freaks out again, yelling "That was disgusting, why'd he do that?" "Well, since the last time we were in here, he has taken to sizing everything first."


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      06-10-2009 08:07 PM #98
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      The coupons Arby's sends out every month=extra win with a cup of win on the side.

      Those are awesome! Are the Arbys out in Maryland doing the Wednesday Freebie thing? Buy a 22oz softdrink ($1.50) and get something free? They rotate between a jamocha shake, potato cakes, Roastburger, med. roast beef sandwich, Roast chicken club and something else. Sweet deal if you ask me!


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      06-10-2009 08:09 PM #99
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      Okay. So this guy walks into a bar/pool hall with his monkey. The monkey starts jumping around on the pool tables when he picks up the cue ball and swallows it. The bartender freaks out and tells the guy to get out and take his monkey with him. Well about a month later the guy comes in again with his monkey. Before the bartender can say anything the monkey jumps up on the bar, grabs a peanut out of a bowl, shoves it up its butt, then eats it. The bartender freaks out again, yelling "That was disgusting, why'd he do that?" "Well, since the last time we were in here, he has taken to sizing everything first."

      Oh man this is great! Monkey jokes = WIN


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      06-10-2009 08:19 PM #100
      ^^^
      that was too funny!
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      06-10-2009 09:10 PM #101
      Quote, originally posted by Nataku »

      Those are awesome! Are the Arbys out in Maryland doing the Wednesday Freebie thing? Buy a 22oz softdrink ($1.50) and get something free? They rotate between a jamocha shake, potato cakes, Roastburger, med. roast beef sandwich, Roast chicken club and something else. Sweet deal if you ask me!

      No idea. I'm usually off on Wednesdays, so I'm nowhere near Arby's.

      Right now I'm uploading Cincy photos to scirocco.org.

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      06-10-2009 09:42 PM #102
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »

      Nothing wrong with being smartly cautious, but don't live with such fear that you don't do things you enjoy. I'll use my seat cover analogy...I will never put them on a car I own. The only thing seat covers are good for is giving the next owner great seats. Live life for the moment. That's why it's called "The Present".

      jeff, this couldn't be more true. i had a 64 cadillac that i only drove 1000 miles in a little over 3 years. i loved that car, but i decided to sell it to someone that would do more than wash it, park it, and clean off the dust a few weeks later.

      after that, i bought my first scirocco! it was as early 1984 model, and I've been hooked ever since. i picked up the red 16v in 2004 (i can't believe its been that long!). found a cheap 86 8v for a daily driver for a while, but that didn't last very long. it was my own fault (hit a parking curb that was turned sideways in a parking lot), but someone bought it off me and has it on the road to this day, as far as i know.


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      06-10-2009 09:50 PM #103
      You're much older than I though you were.
      Deal with it.
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      06-10-2009 09:51 PM #104
      Good Evening Everyone!

      I am finally home in my apartment after almost a 10 hour trip home from my rents house! Overall a good trip, other than some major delabeling of my sidewall in the rear!

      Also reading through this page that I am going to please ask to keep this clear so Paul doesn't have to come in and this up!

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      06-10-2009 09:52 PM #105
      Hei, y'all!

      Melissa here (or Mel, or M-if yer lazy)..I drive the world's worst rocco, lol. If you were at CInci and saw Jim buried up to his elbows in a red car, that was mine. She's kinda behaving herself these days, I actually got to drive her (on the ROAD!!) Monday night. Other than being somewhat down on power, it was sweet!

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