New VW Beetle - Page 2
The first generation based off the Golf platform, does deliver respectable speed. Its not a Porsche but its a classic car. For better or for worse VW will always be identified with it. The original Beetle as we all know, could float!
Chop off the roof. Install dune bug lights, jack up those wheels and install big tires on it and soup up the engine. Then you got a Baja Dune Buggy!
Man, those were the days!
The interior appears to be more balanced and the dashboard no longer makes one feel like they're driving from the back. Its still cute but its feels more like a real car. I didn't think VW's designers could give it a fresh look and still remain true to the spirit of the original car.
Incidentally, this is not the "New Beetle." Its called "The Beetle," period. I think that VW has gone back to its roots. The reviews have have been overwhelmingly positive and people will want to drive this car. There's the fun factor and if you ever driven a VW, you'll understand why its an understated car!
Interesting. A lot of people say The Beetle recalls Porsche's 911 and Audi's TT in its styling cues. Considering those brands are owned by the Volkswagen Group, design influences would come from elsewhere in the company.
It still turns heads and it recalls the original 1938 car, to which oddly enough Ferdinand Porsche contributed!
Wait for the cabriolet next year. It will be a chick magnet!