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post #16 of 29
It has never been a man's car, not even in black with dune buggy lights. At least you can drive the missus' car now.
post #17 of 29
A car that can only be enjoyed by a man who enjoys the company of another man in his anus.
post #18 of 29

I drive a 1999 New Beetle. I'm aware its viewed as a "chick" car but being a small guy, it suits me. Besides I like the iconic style of the car. Its timeless. And yes, if any one asks, I do have the flower vase!

post #19 of 29
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Originally Posted by robbie View Post

While it does look like a porsche, no self-respecting man would buy one new.


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!

post #20 of 29
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It has never been a man's car, not even in black with dune buggy lights. At least you can drive the missus' car now.



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!

post #21 of 29

As for the 2012 New Beetle, VW has recreated the appeal of the car in its "High Fives" commercial. Its cool and funny!

 

post #22 of 29
I was at the VW dealer this past weekend. Seeing the beetle IRL i wasn't impressed at all. Would rather have a GTI.
post #23 of 29
seems like the love child of a porsche and audi tt that got the short end of the genetic stick on both sides.
post #24 of 29

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!

post #25 of 29
It looks like a squished Porsche Panamera
post #26 of 29

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!

post #27 of 29
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Yes, but still too feminine looking though.
Darker color will butch it up for you.Uncle Ferdinand, such a jokester. Morphing the old new beetle into a hybrid of the Audi TT and the old pumpkinseed.I'll take one in black, a convertible, with the R32 engine.


Wait for the cabriolet next year. It will be a chick magnet!

post #28 of 29
2.0T with 4motion, please biggrin.gif
post #29 of 29
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2.0T with 4motion, please biggrin.gif


You can upgrade the "chick" car into a worthy steed. But it is kinda expensive.

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