|"Volkswagen´s great touring car".
This (in Germany) was the headline for the new classic limousine on top of the Volkswagen product range with which Wolfsburg hoped to gain custumers from Opel/Vauxhall in Rüsselsheim, BMW in Munich and Mercedes-Benz in Stuttgart.
My Santana GX5 I bought in June 2000. Driving the Passat Trophy for half a year was a nice thing, but the hatchback is truly no substitute for the specialty of a Santana.
In the Internet I found this top-equipped one, and being a former company car of Audi Ingolstadt, there were few restrictions when ordering the extra equipment in 1983.
I drive this car on special occasions only - with the very small number of Santanas with the rare five-cylinder-engine left, it would be a dismal thing to use it in bad weather.
|Thanks to Neil Birkitt for the small feature on the car in the U.K. magazine "Volkswagen Driver", issue April ´08!|
|Why do I drive a Santana five cylinder?|