I have a soft spot in my heart for those old Rabbits, especially the convertibles. Geo Metro also - the 2 door, in that funky green teal color, 3 cyl, stick shift...
Originally Posted by dukecola
But... todays Rabbit won't do nearly as good. Air bags, crash test laws, weight weight weight. Required by the government. And standard features, levels of performance, etc., demanded by customers. Put a Prius drivetrain in that old Rabbit and it'd get some kind of unreal mileage, etc.
50-55+ miles spring/summer (no climate control), 45-50 summer (AC on Eco), ~30 winter (heater running)
The electric car will win one day, not because of global warming or enviro-anything, but because it is simply a superior driving and ownership experience. You read it here first.