“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
“I feel that life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.”
Illustration for article titled And just like that, the Cabriolet is home.

I don’t care what anybody says, I am now a Mk1 owner.

Got it off the tow truck, gassed it up, and went for a 5 ish mile drive to see how quickly it would overheat with the cracked radiator. It did not. I’ll still put a new radiator in.

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The 1.8L EA827 (unsure on the exact code) motor is very buzzy. 2nd pops out and grinds if you don’t double clutch. The interior is a little rough if you look for more than ten seconds, and the body is good from ten feet.

Short term plan and goal: wrench as parts arrive and get the car running in tip top shape, because on Saturday... I want to run it in a hillclimb. A friend already checked, any vehicle is good to run in it, even “newer” stuff like my Cabriolet. There's also a TDS rally that I may run if I don't want to do the hillclimb. 

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So if any Oppos are in the area and free this upcoming weekend and want to see me thrash a perfectly good Cabby, you should swing by!

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