Somebody down the street owns an old red VW wagon (or maybe it's a camper?). It changes parking spaces often, so I guess it's still running well. I've never seen the driver, but J. told me he spoke with him once. It was years ago that J. mentioned he always wanted one for himself, so it came as no surprise he was curious. He can afford to drive just about anything, so I think the wagon appeals to him for the qualities VW's tend to exude; earthiness, simplicity, youth and fun times.
It's interesting that both ads suggest that a wife will put the kibosh on ownership.