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    Thread: The Official Scirocco Chit Chat Thread!

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      06-09-2009 07:57 AM #51
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      06-09-2009 08:51 AM #52
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      06-09-2009 09:56 AM #53
      Hello, my name is Jeff and I'm a Sciroccoholic. I've been one since 1977, when I went for my first Scirocco ride. They say about Sciroccos, they are so good don't even try them once or you will be hooked for life. Nothing could be truer.
      I have owned 4 (3 mk1 + 1 mk2) Sciroccos in my life. I still have the mk2. I am sorry to say that my wife has also succumbed to the powerful intoxication. She owns one (mk1) as well.
      At this stage in our lives we don't see a way out. We have been looking to down size our housing since the kids are about to leave the nest. Do you know how hard it is to find a 3 bedroom townhouse with a 6 car garage?
      It's been 15 hours since my last Scirocco drive. I can feel the darkness closing in.
      I need to go for a drive.
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      06-09-2009 10:04 AM #54
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      At this stage in our lives we don't see a way out. We have been looking to down size our housing since the kids are about to leave the nest. Do you know how hard it is to find a 3 bedroom townhouse with a 6 car garage?

      6 car garage? Two Sciroccos and two daily drivers, plus....???? That might help in your search.
      While I've not been an addict as long as Jeff here (I was only 3 years old in '77), I have been quite true to the cause since my first purchase of one in 1993.
      Oh yeah I almost forgot. See Jeff, with downsizing the housing situation, that frees up more money to sink into what should be your next pursuit - flying.

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      06-09-2009 10:52 AM #55
      Just checking in today while I check a few post cincy threads!
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      06-09-2009 10:57 AM #56
      morning wood...


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      06-09-2009 11:09 AM #57
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      At this stage in our lives we don't see a way out. We have been looking to down size our housing since the kids are about to leave the nest. Do you know how hard it is to find a 3 bedroom townhouse with a 6 car garage?
      It's been 15 hours since my last Scirocco drive. I can feel the darkness closing in.

      1) Go rural, that's what I'll do when the kids are grown and I can't stand the property taxes here anymore: nice little country house with a hanger hidden in the woods for all your stuff! I have a friend in Kentucky who did this. His house overlooks a big scenic rolling property with ponds, grass, trees, etc... and in the woods he has a monster building with race cars, etc... that you can't see at all. The building was around $50000, a lot but less than I thought.
      2) You can extend the number of hours without driving the car by constantly checking in on it in the garage (if anyone sees you caressing it, quickly retort that you're dusting it off). When things get really bad, push it out into the driveway to see it in the sun. That's what I do, and it seems to control the pangs .
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      06-09-2009 11:25 AM #58
      Good morning.
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      06-09-2009 11:32 AM #59
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      06-09-2009 11:39 AM #60
      Quote, originally posted by Neptuno »
      so what is this for?


      Tony are you talking about this thread?
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      06-09-2009 11:52 AM #61
      Quote, originally posted by vwdaun »
      6 car garage? Two Sciroccos and two daily drivers, plus....???? That might help in your search.
      While I've not been an addict as long as Jeff here (I was only 3 years old in '77), I have been quite true to the cause since my first purchase of one in 1993.
      Oh yeah I almost forgot. See Jeff, with downsizing the housing situation, that frees up more money to sink into what should be your next pursuit - flying.

      Thus the need for additional garage space.
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      06-09-2009 12:03 PM #62
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      Hello, my name is Jeff and I'm a Sciroccoholic. I've been one since 1977, when I went for my first Scirocco ride.
      Great story. Hi, I'm Chad, a recovering 'roccoholic. I bought a used Mars Red 1980 in 1986 - the first car I'd ever made payments on. I was a broke college student and was not prepared for the, err, demanding nature of Scirocco ownership. (Having previously daily-driven a '76 Super Beetle and a '73 914, you'd think I'd have been better prepared) so in 1989 I replaced him with a new VW Fox (which I drove to work today, so from a reliability factor I can't complain!)
      My current Scirocco is 1/16 scale. Mars Red with black. And for some reason, it doesn't have a hood. I should fix that.

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      06-09-2009 12:14 PM #63
      god this weather today is killing me.. ugh.. cincy weather BLOWS! give me back my portland weather!
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      06-09-2009 02:53 PM #64
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      At this stage in our lives we don't see a way out. We have been looking to down size our housing since the kids are about to leave the nest. Do you know how hard it is to find a 3 bedroom townhouse with a 6 car garage?

      Good thing we're going to up-size next, but it's a pain. We have a decent sized condo (about 1800 sq ft IIRC), but with a two car garage it's a nightmare as I gotta park the Kia outside and my Mk1 at my dad's house where the garage is insanely dirty (even the car cover doesn't help) and I have to worry about dents and dings appearing from no-where. I can't wait to get at least a 3 car garage so all I'll have to do is park the Kia outside and everything else will be in one place.

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      06-09-2009 05:07 PM #65
      Well, someone broke into my dad's garage last night. They got into the garage and shuffled through tool boxes and grabbed a screw driver to use to get into the cars. My uncle parks his truck outside and always locks it. They used the screw driver to try and punch the lock out on the p/s of his truck. He doesn't keep anything in there and the truck isn't really of any value ('94 Dakota), and they also shuffled through my dad's car (also parked outside). My Scirocco was in the garage under a car cover and is locked. It looks like they left that alone but they got into my brother's car parked right next to it, but there was nothing in there either. Damn....that's one thing that makes me glad I don't live here anymore. My car would have been broken into for sure.

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      06-09-2009 05:09 PM #66
      ^^^ WTF, that sucks.
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      06-09-2009 05:16 PM #67
      I hate thieves.
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      06-09-2009 05:23 PM #68
      Yeah. We all have a pretty good idea of who they are (a house down the street has 4 guys in their 20s living there. The steal for drug/booze money type). They weren't the smartest of people, as they left the screw-driver on the ground next to the truck door. We filed a police report and the cops took that in for evidence.
      It's scary as this neighborhood used to be the type that you'd never see this happening in. 20 years ago everyone knew everyone else, younger couples with small kids were the vast majority of home owners and nobody ever really bothered to lock their doors. How things have changed......I'm scared to even park in the street anymore in fear of getting my mirror broke off or getting side-swiped.

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      06-09-2009 05:37 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by Nataku »
      Yeah. We all have a pretty good idea of who they are (a house down the street has 4 guys in their 20s living there. The steal for drug/booze money type). They weren't the smartest of people, as they left the screw-driver on the ground next to the truck door. We filed a police report and the cops took that in for evidence.
      It's scary as this neighborhood used to be the type that you'd never see this happening in. 20 years ago everyone knew everyone else, younger couples with small kids were the vast majority of home owners and nobody ever really bothered to lock their doors. How things have changed......I'm scared to even park in the street anymore in fear of getting my mirror broke off or getting side-swiped.

      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".
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      06-09-2009 05:43 PM #70
      Thieves suck. [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthdown.gif[/IMG]
      So does this thunderstorm.
      Deal with it.
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      06-09-2009 05:49 PM #71
      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".

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

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      06-09-2009 05:50 PM #72
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      So does this thunderstorm.

      Oh so nice here in OH still
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      06-09-2009 06:41 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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      Tschüß Gilda, Hallo Birgit

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      06-09-2009 06:46 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 07:04 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by bigtavo »
      The only thing seat covers are good for is giving the next owner great seats.

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