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Monday, October 17, 2011

Old VW Van Still Made in Brazil

We are in Sao Paulo BRAZIL's biggest city. They took Lulu on a tour of several schools today. She is here to help them set up school libraries.

To me - the best part of the story is the VW Van. They are still making this old Generation 2 Kombi. You may remember the hippies running all over the USA in these underpowered people carriers.

Lulu's tour was in this microbus shown above. They can be purchased with up to 12 seats. The top is raised about 9 inches to give more headroom. They also have a water-cooled engine now.

Supposedly 2012 is going to be the last year they are made here. The new laws require ABS brakes and air bags - this little van will not survive the crash tests.

This is a private school bus.

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