The AmericanBuilt 45 Mile Per Gallon Pickup Truck — Volkswagen Caddy wagon III

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An American-Built 45 Mile Per Gallon Truck?

What America right now is a domestically-built pickup that gets 45 miles per Ask a small business owner a local delivery or work that’s been squeezed by fuel costs. a truck pulls down 45 miles per (MPG) would be heaven Remarkably, we had a domestically-built compact truck that scored 45 twenty-five years ago. but it slipped away.

Most folks won’t that Volkswagen had an auto in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania in the late 1970s and 1980s, they VW built Rabbits for a rabid (initially, at least) for Legend has it that an American team first penned the VW Pickup to compete with the compact trucks streaming to our

The VW Rabbit Pickup was a unique truck and produced great figures for two key reasons. Unlike the Toyota Hi-Lux, Datsun Nissan), Mazda, Chevrolet Luv and Ford Courier (Mazda), the Pickup wasn’t built on a truck frame. it was car based, in a somewhat similar to the Chevy El But it was the Rabbit Pickup’s 1.6 liter engine that made little truck a penny delivery dream truck. no speed demon, the 4-cylinder

diesel put out plenty of grunt to the tiny light truck town.

Although production of the Rabbit at the Westmoreland VW Plant ceased in VW built pickups (with the badge) in Sarajevo, Bosnia, and through 1992. VW continues to pickups in South Africa.

The year old VW Rabbit Pickup nearly double the gas mileage of of today’s highest mileage .


Alas, VW stopped the wee pickup here in the States selling through the domestically units. The company chose not to the European- or South African-built

A surprising number of domestic Pickups survive today. A stream of 1981, 1982, and Rabbit Pickups appear on in various states of repair. A eBayer allowed us to include of his faithfully restored example in Blue.

While a well-restored Pickup can fetch over daily drivers can be had for less half that amount, as of writing. Project trucks to be selling in the $1000 range.

(NOTE: The Isuzu-built Chevy Luv also be purchased with a engine. Diesel Luvs down excellent mileage with 33 city/44 highway. continued to offer diesel in its own Izuzu Pup and Trooper into the

Volkswagen Caddy wagon III
Volkswagen Caddy wagon III
Volkswagen Caddy wagon III
Volkswagen Caddy wagon III

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