This is my 1981 Rabbit Diesel LS that I purchased new in July '81 (about 3 months before my daughter was born). Always said it would be her first car but everyone said it wouldn't last! Well, at 16 she drove it for 2 years until she bought her own car. The Rabbit sat in my garage until '04 when I decided to go thru the whole car & fix it up. Thanks to E-bay and The Parts Place, it was returned to its new car look in '05. After 28 years and 232,000 miles it looks new, runs great and still gets 51 mpg (and a lot of passer-by thumbs up)!!