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#26 John Streisguth

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:21 PM

Preston: I've hot-rodded VW's since about 1970. I've had a few "interesting" ones along the way.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:26 PM

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'74 SuperBeetle in the garage. We have had VWs in our family for years. ;)
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 12:55 PM

John,

I guess we should have talked VWs when we were at the R4!

My first non-antique car was a 1965 Beetle. My first new car was a 1971 Super Beetle.

I think you know we just purchased a 2011 Jetta TDI for Mrs. Cheater; it's her fifth consecutive Jetta daily-driver and our fourteenth VW.

Back when I was an editor at Car Collector, I traveled to shows in an unusual non-poptop 1970 Westphalia Campmobile that was hotrodded to the point it would cruise at an indicated 100 MPH on level ground.

Preston, we've had VWs for years, too.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:05 PM

2002 Ford Focus SVT
Handles great.
Fairly quick.
Super-practical with the hatchback.

Horrible gas mileage on my .36 mile commute to work.
If there is a small car with a crappier turning radius, I haven't found it.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 01:16 PM

Amigos,

The Mad Mexican was terrorizing the streets of Cleveland, OH, with this 1993 Chevy Z28 form 2000 to 2006. Was a cool ride. When I get back to work, I'd like to get another Z28.

Right now I driving a 1995 Grand Prix when I bought it only had 48,000 miles on it and was a steal for $3,500

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:14 PM

2002 Ford Focus SVT
Handles great.
Fairly quick.
Super-practical with the hatchback.

Horrible gas mileage on my .36 mile commute to work.
If there is a small car with a crappier turning radius, I haven't found it.

My daughter has a 1990 Mitsubishi Galant that has the turning radius of a '66 Cadillac... it's ridiculous for such a small car.

I've got a 2004 Focus with the 2.3 Mazda engine. SVT suspension going in as soon as the weather warms up. I need an SVT interior though; the seats suck!
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:15 PM

'74 SuperBeetle in the garage. We have had VWs in our family for years. ;)

Nice!!! I have "just" the engine for it.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:45 PM

As an aside, the 2011 Jetta we bought has just about the smallest turning radius I've ever seen. The car will darn near do a U-turn in its own length. It is so impressive that the VW salesmen make a point of demonstrating it during test drives.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 02:53 PM

There's semi-tractors that have a smaller turn radius than the SVT.

Luckily, to balance it out, my #2 vehicle is a zero radius Cub Cadet lawnmower. :)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:15 PM

My daily driver is a diesel Chevette that gets mid 50s for MPG and in the garage I have a Fiero for nice days.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:16 PM

Here's my sweet lil' "Huggie."

She's a 1999 Camaro SS in Hugger orange. Ordered her new in December of '98 and waited til May of '99 for delivery.

Six speed, NO T-tops, several GM and SLP options. A little intake and exhaust work and a carbon fiber driveshaft.

Dyno'd at 314 rear wheel HP.

Unbeliveable gas mileage of 21 around town and 28-32 highway!

Weather permitting, still my everyday driver with 102,000 miles. Just a super cross-country cruiser.

My foul weather ride is a 2002 Chevy Blazer ZR2.

Huggie's been to the East coast, West coast, and to the "top of the world."

Here's a pic from the top of the world.

14,200 feet, the top of Mount Evans here in Colorado.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:19 PM

Nice! :)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 03:31 PM

Thank you, Philippe! :hi:
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 04:06 PM

My daily driver is a diesel Chevette that gets mid 50s for MPG and in the garage I have a Fiero for nice days.

Rob,

My wife and I had a Fiero GT that I had picked up used. It went pretty good for a V6 but when it rained it didn't want to run!! To this day, I was never able to figure out why.

I changed out the wires, cap, plugs, you name it!! It was a fair weather car in every since of the word. :laugh2:

I still wish I had mine today though.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:19 PM

In the summer I drive my 68 Z28 Camaro I restored!! My hot rod!!

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:48 PM

Nice!!! I have "just" the engine for it.

It's for sale if you would like to see that motor in it. Posted Image
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 05:50 PM

I use to have two Caddys but I got rid of my '88 Brougham. I was second owner.

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Did cash for clunkers and got my slot car commute box. :laugh2:

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Still got my old '68 Caddy conv. I'm second owner to it. ;)

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 07:57 PM

I would take the bus if it was not that slow? :shok: :laugh2: Just give me a jet on the track and I'm happy. :D


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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:04 PM

Nesta, did fly girl make you ride in the trunk ?? :laugh2: :laugh2:
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:04 PM


I'm sick of youse guys' Smug Weather shots.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 08:44 PM

Duffy, you don't need to get sick, just move out here and enjoy and I have to tell ya solder melts faster here! :rolleyes:

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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 09:54 PM

My other car:

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Lousy economy - 4 MPG.
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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:01 PM

Cool, but if I lived in Australia I would try to find a Falcon XB. Not sure how many were made, and how many are still around but to me they're sort of a cross beween a Ford Torino and Mustang?

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:13 PM

Rob, I don't know how you do it but that car is way sweet. :wub:

Heck I'm a Mopar guy because my old man was but I love Bowties. ;)

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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 07 April 2011 - 10:30 PM

Nesta:

That's not my car. If I lived in Australia I would probably try to find one.

I might buy a 1938 Buick that I can get a deal on
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