Volkswagen quantum syncro




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  • The second-generation Volkswagen Passat was known as the Quantum in North America and could be purchased in sedan or wagon form.

    Throttle-Back Thursday: The Volkswagen Quantum Syncro is your budget Audi carry-all. Plus, a bonus Carrera review! July 6,

    The second-generation Volkswagen Passat went by the Quantum name in North America (the first-generation Passat was known as the Dasher.

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    I ripped a hole in the exhaust near where the manifold connected to the pipe. In addition to the Audi platform underneath, the Syncro components were straight from an Audi 80 Quattro. Commiserate with him on Twitter , Facebook , or Instagram. The relationship between the seat — virtually a GTI seat — the upright steering wheel, and the broad, tall windshield was just perfect.

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    Rare Rides: The Volkswagen Quantum, From Volkswagen of Yore

    A practical box where the windows are manually operated quaint! Though the Quantum was a brand new entry for North America in , it was in fact the second-generation Passat in most other places around the globe. Various displacement inline engines of four or five cylinders were offered, with either front-drive or four-wheel drive Syncro.

    Syncro versions came with the top-spec Audi 2. In addition to the Audi platform underneath, the Syncro components were straight from an Audi 80 Quattro. On the Quantum wagon, Volkswagen tried a little harder and swapped the axle with one from a Vanagon in order to offer a flat rear floor.

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    This was a worthwhile endeavor, as there was no competing Audi 80 wagon. The Quantum would live on through the model year, when it was replaced by the third-generation Passat for Volkswagen was fond of renaming the Passat throughout the world. In addition to Quantum, it was known as Carat and Corsar. In the Japanese market, it wore a Nissan badge and carried the Santana name.

    Finding huge success in the Chinese market, that very same traditionally boxy Santana would remain in production there between and Feel like taking a Quantum Leap?

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    Not having any luck finding pictures, since the brochures and ads usually show them with those alloy wheels that VW and Audi had for a while like on the early Sciroccos , or the early GTI alloys. Might have been rare in Ohio, definitely was not rare in Maine.

    Nor were their Dasher predecessors. Love that mids VW cloth! Yeah, I love that plush velour upholstery. I believe it was the 3-door Quantum and the Jetta, among other VWs of that era that got the tweed upholstery. Nowadays that class of car gets rough, burlap-like cloth upholstery.

    Yeah, even on the door panels. Reminds me of my Audi S. And the four-dot steering wheel is pure joy. Or that funky wide wale corduroy that Audi used for awhile? You could make a pair of shorts out of those.

    Volkswagen quantum syncro

    Sometime, probably during the GHWB Administration, somebody spilled diesel in the back and the fumes never left. Oh, my SIL also gently rolled it on a hairpin curve made slick by rainwater and dead frogs.

    Hard to gripe on my end though…never needed a rental car when visiting. My dad had his heart set on buying a Accord sedan which he did when it first came out.

    1986 Volkswagen Quantum Syncro Wagon Off-Roading



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