Question 7- WHAT IS THE VW DREAM?

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Postby maud » Sun Jul 24, 2011 7:05 pm

Lots of V-dubbers talk about the fact they dreamed of getting a VW.

Can anyone share what they think that dream was OR is?

I think with mine, I imagined that random travel equalled freedom. But for me with the responsibility of a van...not sure how real that is for me.
Other enthusiasts of course beg to differ..
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Postby sima » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:13 am

My dream was and still is to restore my van, fit her out and use her to tour the UK first. Then off to Europe. Personally I think the urge comes from conforming for years to what society dictates, in as much as working from leaving school, etc etc. I think this is a romantic dream of care free escape...... But that's just me :lol:
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Postby maddison » Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:43 am

i just thought it would be querky and cool...and then got totally carried away
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Postby maud » Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:24 am

Hi Sima,

Why did you want to restore the van as opposed to just buying one?

Is restoration an important part of the dream for you and if so why?

Hi Maddison,

Yes getting carried away with vans.....how did that happen? What is the force that propels the engine?

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Postby sima » Mon Jul 25, 2011 12:19 pm

Hey Maud,

The drive to restore a van stems from my childhood I suppose, helping my Dad to repair old cars. It's also a pride thing, being able to say "that was a pile of scrap metal before I started on it". :lol: On the other hand, some may say it is a piece of scrap after it is done :lol:
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Postby maddison » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:25 pm

maud wrote:
Hi Maddison,

Yes getting carried away with vans.....how did that happen? What is the force that propels the engine?

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Postby maud » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:27 pm

I think I was meaning more your motivation...like you were unsuspecting just how seductive these vans can be perhaps!!!

Do feel free to carry on explaining.
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Postby maddison » Mon Jul 25, 2011 5:45 pm

no, i get carried away with anything that captures my interest

so its more my personality than the actual interest...although VW`s do seem pretty infinite with regards to being a hobby, so you never get bored..or reach the end...just keep getting more & more carried away with it ;-)
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Postby maud » Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:16 am

Hello guys, (Thanks Maddison)

So is your van living up to the dream this year? Any other takers for a comment or two?
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Postby Margaret McManus » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:43 pm

Mine is! I always wanted a purple convertible beetle and now on a good day I just smile all day long! Was out doing a wedding today and everyone who saw it smiled except for the man who swore at it, there is no accounting for some people. :shock: Having a beetle gives you a warm glow inside, makes you the centre of attention and makes people smile and sparks conversation amongst strangers. Thats one of the best bits, having random people tell you there VW memories totally unprovocated, beetles/campervans just make people do that!
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