Neighborhood Outtake: VW Rabbits – Slow and Fast

I’ve shown you dozens of VW Rabbits (Golf Mk1) over the years here in Eugene. Unlike their namesake, their  numbers are not multiplying. In my immediate neighborhood (5-6 block radius), I currently two. This one is typical of so many here, being a diesel. They’re rugged, and of course were big during the Bio-Diesel Boom. That kept a lot of them on the road, but the numbers are thinning. This one is starting to see less action too. All things must pass.

The other one is a bit different.

I hadn’t noticed this one before. It’s “tuned”, with wide wheels and tires, and a lowered suspension. Definitely not a diesel.