Re: Phew, its so hot down under in Oz
The old air cooled VW bug engines performance seemed to vary more in range of temp. Even though they always ran, it seemed often different in hot or cold somehow.
On the other hand, my Ford Festiva (Kia) has a water cooled motor that is stronger, quieter, got better mileage and held more cargo, It has 272,000 miles on it now, without a rebuild, and I still drive it in the summer.
and never once overheated, even in the 115 degree typical heat of the Needles CA desert.
I'm fond of saying that it should have become as popular as the VW, but it was preceded by the Rabbit (I had several) which was a less dependable car with bad oil seals.
Last edited by Nashville Kat; 11-22-2009 at 10:41 AM.