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VW Syncro 4WD Pickup

Saw this the other day in Mundersley, Norfolk. I can't recall having seen one before so thought I'd share it, perhaps the Panda 4x4 guys will like it. Sorry about the photos, the fact that it was in a car park meant I was limited for space.
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Very rare motor indeed, I know there is a massive follwing for VWs in general - which I am very much not interested in - but I do like these, very impressive and practical. Plenty of vids of them on the 'tube. Nice find, thanks for sharing.
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how many Golf Syncro's have you seen? ive only ever seen one in a car auction a long time ago and even then i was thinking what if it needed a cv joint or how would you do the clutch etc
left it for someone wither bigger d cups
cant say i ever followed those new type vw vans with their water cooled technology as it was frowned upon when they first came out by techno savvies
how things change eh
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my brother owns a VW Van Conversion and camper company, and has a VW specialist next door, you don't see these very often but they are very capable off road but bloody expensive

In good working order it would cost around £8-10k for a decent T25 Syncro

The newer T4 and T5 vans still come with 4wd and are much more common however the prices are just plain silly
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There is a MK2 Golf 4x4 aswell isn't there?
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There's a bright green syncro camper around the corner from me, looks really good with the extra ground clearance
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Perfect opertunity for posting one of my favourite YouTube videos!!!

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Quote Originally Posted by nitro_warrior View Post
Perfect opertunity for posting one of my favourite YouTube videos!!!



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOQ-WPWk-8c

Awesome! I'll bet their chiropractor was a busy man though.
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Well I never, didn't know this was a thing at all haha

It's the closest I would ever come to owning a vw van...I'd still have the 4WD golf pickup though
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They remind me of 101 forward control Land Rovers in the way they move and how that translates to the occupants. (And that's a good thing I think.)
I worked with a guy last year who was a joint owner of one of these in camper form. And on his desk he kept a shattered third gear that had destroyed the box, stranded them somewhere remote and landed an awesome bill to fix.
-Almost the definition of a great vehicle possibly?
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The music sounds like its from a Jeremy Clarkson video from the 90s
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I like them already, they do have simmilar weirdness and the "wow" factor as our Pandas have.

Would be pleased to join their team at greenlane and wild camping event.

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Re: VW Syncro 4WD Pickup

Very appealing, but watching those clips makes me wonder - would the 2 WD version have traversed those sections without much difficulty too?
As with our Pandas - engine over the driven wheels is key to traction, then tyre choice, then ride height or maybe the other way around?
Or is driver psychology the difference? - as in 'If this doesn't work I can always try 4wd.' so we dive in and get through due to a more relaxed approach dealing better with the challenges?

Or answer "E" - all of the above?

Great clips though.☺

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How about an AndyPanda4x4 wild camping trip one day?
Oh we could do that for sure - I know just the place aswell
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