"bangle for president"
- Jan 14, 2004
- Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
Story over here is rather different. Faulty electrics is stupidly common on VAGs over here - even the Euro-made ones.Dunno where you get that idea from. I work in the vehicle salvage industry and while VAG products are renowned for certain things, dodgy electrics isn't one of them.
And yet we have things like the extremely common Audi TT (and other VAG product) battery cable/fuse box meltdown.Most common issue we see is on the 2.0 PD engines where the hex shaft driving the oil pump wears out and idiots carry on driving with the oil light on thinking they just need to top up the oil at some point.
Other than that it's the usual timing failure due to poor maintenance but the electrics are, in the main, reliable.
I've scrapped Audis with the 1.9PD engine that are still running and driving fine with 450k miles on the clock.
I dunno man there are a lot of em in the salt belt with a ton of electrical issues. Hell my Audi had a bunch of TSBs for electrical issues.Perhaps yours terminally rust before the electrics can go?
Didn't this happen to @CrzRsn's TT?And yet we have things like the extremely common Audi TT (and other VAG product) battery cable/fuse box meltdown.
I dunno. Converting them to all electric would mean that they wouldn't be able to experience the classic Genuine VW Beetle Air Cooled Engine Gasoline Fire, though if it was a Beetle, they would likely still get a version of the Genuine VW Beetle Electrical Short Fire. I wouldn't want the hippies and hipsters to lose out on such a large part of the Beetle owner experience.If they call it the bug zapper I’m sold. Randomly electrocuting the driver gives it character. Like my MG catching on fire.
Dude I've seen photos of you, you wouldn't fit. I'm 5'11" and I had to drive my CRX with my ankle keeled over even with the seat all the way back.I just like the idea of a very light weight and fun car with a bit of style and a modern electric powertrain for running around town. Almost all my driving in town is within the range of and electric car with lots of room to spare. It would take the strain off the X and allow it to be the recreational vehicle and a more dedicated overlander.
EDIT: Now that I think about it, an electric conversion Honda CRX would be pretty fun.