30 Jan '14, 2pm

The Last VW Type 2 Bus Sent To German Museum

The Last VW Type 2 Bus Sent To German Museum

This last VW Kombi bus isa small but important part of Volkswagen’s history. While I’d never make the claim that the Volkswagen Type 2 bus is a “green” car (even though it can run on ethanol ), I think it’s fair to say that its simple and rugged design have proven more than effective for the past 50+ years, just like the Mexican-built Beetle that only just went out of production. You just don’t get the same kind of utility out of today’s cars, and I can’t imagine any automaker building a current model car for decade upon decade. Those days, I hope, are over.

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gas2.org 01 Feb '14, 4pm

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gas2.org 02 Feb '14, 3pm

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gas2.org 29 Jan '14, 8pm

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gas2.org 02 Feb '14, 7pm

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gas2.org 01 Feb '14, 7pm

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gas2.org 02 Feb '14, 11pm

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gas2.org 02 Feb '14, 5pm

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gas2.org 04 Feb '14, 2pm

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gas2.org 27 Jan '14, 2pm

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gas2.org 10 Feb '14, 2pm

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gas2.org 07 Feb '14, 9pm

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