Sorry, we got off topic and began chatting about old VW bugs and vans. This thread will begin about my squareback which is really a tiny station wagon. Thought a new thread, or at least a repeat of an old one I don't know about, might get some interest in our VW's of the past. The VW fastbacks and squarebacks were mentioned. I don't off hand remember the year of the squareback I bought new but it seemed to be a lemon. Even though it was a nice dark blue color. At first small problems came up. Then on a camping trip from central Illinois to southern Illinois the main wiring harness burned up. With a stroke of luck,(?) I coasted into a Volkswagen dealership. It was Saturday afternoon and near closing time. We were given permission to campout in our squareback with two small children behind the main building. We were even given a key to the storage lot gate in case we wanted to go someplace on foot. Also a key to the rear shop where we could use the restrooms. They sure trusted us! Monday got complete new wiring and new alternator. Finished our campout and made it home. Within weeks it happened again. Our local VW dealer replaced almost all wiring and another alternator plus other electrical componants. :confused:Another time, we got a recall to have the rear engine side louver vents removed and turned around. Seems they were embossed backward. The replacements were ugly rivited on larger panels. Several starters and other things went bad on this now two year old squareback before we traded it off. Sadly, we liked it. yes, there are lemons in every brand of car out there. My Beetles were all used cars and never a problem I couldn't fix with bailing wire and duct tape. They even came with their own tool pouch with basic tools. I had Model T's and looked at my Beetles as modern Model T Fords. I had my 1957 Beetle when the new Corvairs came out. We were out in the sand in a State Park playing around with the Beetle. Came across a salesman in a new Corvair, stuck in the sand. He was doing what I was, trying to see how well they handled in sand. I pulled him out and promised not to tell. Ha! Do you have a VW tale to tell?