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Here are the first pics of my new ride. Manfred was the famous Red Baron. My car will be a tribute to him.
 

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(where is that "faint" smilie?) Awesome! That's gonna be my next car! :party:


Congrats! I hope you have many happy years with this one. :heart:
 

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Nice!!!

Congrats.
 

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WOW, I wish Santa brings me one of those :D

I know keep on wishing......

How do you like it? How is the performance? I know it only has 140 HP but the torque is pretty amazing and that is what you feel. I guess I have to go and test drive one to find out.

Crap. no dealer in my area has one. Those diesel thingys are hard to come by and EXPENSIVE. Almost 30K YIKES. I guess I will buy a used 2012 TSI for around 18k ;)
 

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Huh?

30K? Where are you looking? Manfred was about $25K before I traded Der Stuka (02) TDI with 140,000 miles on him. I didn't get a sunroof or the sound/NAV package. So I was looking at below $20K. He is alot quicker than the 02 TDI. He will snap your neck when you stomp on the throttle. Going on this last GTG of about 300 miles he managed 44.5 mpg at 80mp on the highway. at 80mph his tach read a little over 2200 rpm. at 100mph it was right at 3,000 rpm with plenty more to spare. This is with the DSG! I thought I wouldn't like it, but the DSG is really something. He does have the standard VW speedometer glitch where the dash reads 5-8 mph higher than the gps when you get up to 70mph or so. That I hate but I use GARMIN for my speedo most of the time anyway.

His steering is extremely tight and the brakes are so responsive it takes some getting used to. There is a lot more trunk space as well. We took more stuff to JBR this year and didn't have to fold down the seats.

All in all I am thrilled with him. He is scary quick and has freaked out everyone who I have given a ride to. Looks like I am going to have to upgrade the RADAR detection system and add the K40 LASER jammer to him! Bright red might not have been the smartest choice speeding ticket wise!

Chuckie
 

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U traded in ur 02??? Why??? :-:)-:)-(
P.s ate u going to Roswell in June??? :)

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Yes, because it was getting to expensive to keep him alive and we got a good deal on this killer machine. We love him.

Planning on Roswell at this point in time. We will be going to TOD the beginning of May. We will see what the future brings regarding my health and if we can drive all the way to New Mexico.
 

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Well I heard about ur health!!! I'm so sorry I really hope everything works out fine I love to see y'all again in Roswell or maybe I could come visit next year :)

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WOW!

I really like your new Bug :thup:
That red color is my favorite also :)

I hope many many happy miles with it...
TDI rocks ;)


Tapsa :yaya:
 

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Manfred looks great...even better in person. I recognize the backdrops in all those shots too ;)
 

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And have i mentioned that I can see Iggy's reflection in Manfred :D. I feel as though I am a part of your greatness...lol

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Artists Rendition........

These are mockups of Manfred's graphics package that is being applied on Monday. Many thanks to the graphics workshop of Alphonso the Magnificent and SpeedPro Imaging in Jacksonville Fl.

Chuckie
 

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What's the FKDR/1-321 stand for??

Also, I am sure it was only a typo but the Red Baron's last name was Richthofen instead of Richtofen ;)
 

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Correct you are

Fk is Fokker
Dr.1 Is the model The Fokker Triplane, design "borrowed and enhanced" from Sopwith of England
321 is the most recent incantation of the plane, Mine!

There have been about a dozen or so Dr.1 replicas since 1918. None are known to have survived WWII. An original pair of them was destroyed in Germany when a museum was bombed. I saw one flying at the Old Rhinebeck Airdrome in NY State as a kid. That was 40+ years ago and it still gives me goose bumps thinking about it.

I was going to use Lothar's plane designation, but that would have been really to obscure. Besides, I couldn't put Snoopy doghouses on the side as kills then!
 

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Nope, I spelled his name wrong

That's what happens when you rely on memory and data taught in school from textbooks many moons ago versus being an instant expert with a computer and Wikipedia.

My Bad, I guess I should do my research online before speaking out again and looking foolish.

Chuckie
 
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