Did you really think that you could get away with this mull in a public sphere?
Before I get shot down for being a stoch-Schnozy, allow me to ask/challenge your needs for motive force in the Karmann Ghia.
Did I tell you how much I loved my BMW 2002 for its delightful balance and spirited reflexes?
Did I mention how much I hate the new bloated BMW 3 Series pigs for their weight and electric steering?
How did they get to this sorry state of affairs?
Did I ever tell you how much I adored my '71 911 2.2? And how much I despised the later heavier weighed down stupidly complex offspring of that gorgeous classic great?
Did I ever tell you how much I loved my 6 cylinder 525i because you could still toss it with abandon,
while the 530/540 E34s were understeering pigs?
Did I mention that lean Photobucket became bloatware Photobucket?
Did I mention that lean MapQuest became horrific ad-stuffed Mapquest?
Have you visited that beautiful Intellicast site recently? Done/ It is now repulsive weather underground crap.
The restless efforts to "improve" upon the well-engineered past by bringing upgrades never works as well as the originals because you lose the intuition, the balance, the integrity the classic car value.
A Type 4 engine sitting in the back of your lovely Karmann Ghia has to fit a transaxle. It has to be suspended correctly. It is heavier by just enough that you will feel it at every curve swerve forever. What about the heater ducts? What carburetion could you possibly put on the Type 4 that will have full fuel evaporative capabilities, preheat, intake heat, breather ducting, and choke performance that you now enjoy seamlessly?
What exhaust system could ever fit as tidily as the one you now have?
What price have thousands of people paid for "performance" that is only noticeable in minor slivers of daily driving existence?