Thursday, July 17, 2014

S is for Scirocco: 1984 Volkswagen Scirocco

The year is 1984. A cyborg materializes from the future to terminate the Scirocco because its light, lithe road behavior and durability would one day serve as the blueprint for a new breed of resistance warriors against the crossover overlords: the hot hatch. The Terminator was subdued so the John Connor of cars (Corrado, GTI) could continue development. Find this one-owner 1984 Volkswagen Scirocco in Charleston, SC for $3,800 via Craigslist.

In 1991, Terminator 2 came out. Undeniably a better film, with something called "character development" and a more sophisticated story arc, it still didn't win over purists who persisted "It may be a better movie but the first one was a better Terminator." Longer and heavier yet incorporating the fundamentals of the original, it utilized modern technology for more explosive power.

This is called allegory, folks.

Here's a sobering reminder: 1984 was 30 years ago, and is equidistant to 2044. Assuming SKYNET is stopped and the nuclear holocaust doesn't eradicate human existence, we expect to see this Scirocco featured by the Chief Magistrates of for sale by its second owner in 2044.

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This post is part of Daily Turismo's 2nd Birthday Celebration -- DT's ABCs.

1 comment:

  1. I liked the styling of the Scirocco, but could not bring myself to becoming a VW guy because so many of my friends drove Rabbits at the time and I didn't want to associate myself with them. I got an '82 Honda Accord hatchback instead, and many at the time took notice to how the first generation Accord hatchbacks were a virtual styling copy of the Scirocco. The VW had fuel injection and more power, (and a higher price tag) but the Accord inevitably would end up being the more reliable of the two cars at the time.


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