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Auto Kombis

Discussion in 'Kombi Club' started by Jen Woolard, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    If you want performance then a kombi is the wrong vehicle to buy. Harry the T2 Auto goes fine. He’s slow like all other kombis. Who knows how many tenths of a second slower he is from 0-100 km/hr than a T3 or a manual? Compared to most vehicles, he’s several seconds slower I imagine. Like the bumper sticker says “0-100.....eventually”.
     
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  2. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Untill you fit a suby or Lexus V8. ;)
     
  3. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    There is a BIG hill in Putney near my place.

    Stock the auto did it in 25 secs.
    After 1.4’s, a chip and K&N filter it is 21 secs.

    Very noticeable.

    Should do a 0-100 on a quiet flat road somewhere.
     
  4. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    When I plant the welly in mine lots happen. :eek::rolleyes:
     
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  5. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Personal experiance in your youth Col.???
    Was in mine.
     
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  6. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely.
    And only use armour all on rear seats :D
     
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  7. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Hi bagman ,care to elaborate. We are all curious.
     
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  8. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Wow .never thought of that .
     
  9. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Think i will stop there.
     
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  10. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Damn sure it did
     
  11. chris taylor

    chris taylor Well-Known Member

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    Picker flicker.
     
  12. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Hah ha ^^^^
     
  13. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    you reprobates need to settle before someone has a moment
     
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  14. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    You’d have to ask yourself, do you really want to buy an auto T3? :confused:

    There must be an ingredient in the automatic transmission fluid, that just makes your bum itchy. :eek:
     
  15. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    I'm gona but it'll be a monster
     
  16. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Sure you want an auto?:rolleyes:
    Cheers
     
  17. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Back on topic. My T3, an auto, should return tomorrow from the mechnic (he has a manual t3). I t00 would really would prefer a manual. Heck I used to drive a manual T3 from Engadine to North Sydney every day (often weekends as well). Of course my current T3 Auto does not have to do such duty, being it's a dedicated Hundewagen and we are now well out of any urban environment. The Landrover does the hard stuff.

    But to keep it off topic.

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  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    :rolleyes:
     
  19. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    Yes, your kombi is faster than Harry. That’s not what I’m saying. Here’s the numbers which hopefully demonstrate what I’m getting at:

    1980 Vanagon: 0-60 mph in 21.2 seconds
    1986 Vanagon GL synchro: 0-60 mph in 16.5 seconds
    I expect the late model 2 litre twin carb T2 auto will be slower than the 1980 Vanagon. Let’s say around 25 seconds. And lets say a 2 litre fuel injected T2 manual is as fast as a 1980 Vanagon at 21.2 seconds.
    In summary, both are 21 - 25 seconds for the 0-100 km/h.

    Now compare a cheap car I could buy tomorrow.
    2006 Holden Commodore SV6 VZ with 176,000 km at sell price $1000
    https://www.carsales.com.au/cars/details/1997-Holden-Commodore-Acclaim-VS-II-Auto/SSE-AD-6534486
    0-100 km/h in 8.3 seconds.

    In summary, no matter whether you buy an auto or manual kombi, you’re still getting smoked by a $1000 car and by a massive margin. And that goes for pretty much a myriad of cars, perhaps even including late 70s models. If you love kombis and you want auto I don’t see the point in the performance discussion. It’s like asking “which Formula 1 car is best on a rally course?” (In my humble opinion). I’m sure one would be better than the other, but why does it matter?
     
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  20. Mr Beckstar

    Mr Beckstar Well-Known Member

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    I have no experience with T3’s but Harry the 2L twin carb campmobile auto is quicker on hills than my previous drive Ellie-May the 1600 twin port single carb 8 seater lowlight. Still would love to have Ellie-May back though; you get a better look at all the flowers in the forest as you’re climbing the hills :)

    As far as traffic goes, the auto is so much more relaxed to drive. Harry keeps up with the traffic around town no problem. I passed a Porsche the other day :D
     
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