New To RVing - 2002 Rialta in da UP (Michigan) with many questions
Welcome Robert & Sandra! I think you made a great choice. What year did you get? They changed the engine 3 times I believe. I have a 1999 HD. I think 2001 went to the 201 horsepower. I have the next size down but the power and zip seems fine to me. Perhaps way back, when you tested that Rialta, it was the first engine which was a 5 cylinder. Mine and the newer version are both the VR6.
What makes this machine fun to use is the efficient design, great gas mileage, timeless style, and Volkswagen engineering. It does everything the bigger ones do but easier. I will look forward to seeing some of your questions and truly hope you enjoy this ownership.
I have only had mine since 2010 (bought used) but the number one clue I got while shopping for these was that most of them had higher mileage. This means people used them and enjoyed them. I hop in mine at any time and run errands, take friends out for dinner, pick people up at the airport and yes (sorry folks) even helped someone move. I was VERY careful but had it loaded up with all the electronics, china, valuables, breakable, etc. Checked Air Bag pressures of course! Didn't get a scratch on my Rialta or my friend's items. It was heavy rush hour on the I-10 and I was trucking along at 80 mph and it still drove like a dream. Anyhow, I don't plan to do that very often but just sharing stories about the Rialta's abilities. Looking forward!