Just FYI; feel-good blurb that I'm transcribing by hand from the Spring/Summer 2007 issue of Driver, Vol 45, No 1... sorry, no URL.
There's a pic of the car as well, and it looks very clean (although the photo is not dated...).Forget the lucky rabbit's foot; we'll do you one better. One lucky Volkswagen Rabbit with 435,000+ miles. Dedicated owner Charles "Chick" Curry purchased his diesel Rabbit new on November 1, 1982, and has lovingly cared for it ever since. "I have driven it almost ever day, and it has been the most useful and reliable car," Chick shares. An hour meter was installed on the car when it was new and now shows 12,000 hours, all logged on the original engine.
Chick's 1982 diesel Rabbit LS gets about 50 miles to the gallon. Not only that, Chick says, "It always starts right up and pretty much goes anywhere I need to go." This might be why Chick's son, an attorney, purchased a Jetta TDI a few years back. He told his dad if his Jetta did half as well as the Rabbit, he'd be delighted. "Your company should take pride in having made such a product," Chick says. "I saw a commercial for the new Rabbits. Great idea, but I think I'll keep mine."