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2012 VW Beetle  
User currently offlineStabilator From United States of America, joined Nov 2010, 674 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

What do you guys think? VW just unveiled it...personally I think it looks vastly better than the current model.

VW Beetle site: http://blogs.vw.com/beetle/?context=HomeMasthead

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User currently offlineMIAspotter From Spain, joined Nov 2001, 2648 posts, RR: 25
Reply 1, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2326 times:

Looks cool!!

When will it arrive in Europe?

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7637 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

While I wouldn't buy one myself, I quite like the current model, its different then anything else on the road and has the lines of its heritage. I was talking to one of the salesmen at our dealership a few weeks ago about the 2012 model while my Jetta was being serviced but there weren't any pictures out at that time. It looks quite nice, but a little too Audi TTish IMHO.


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User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6625 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2251 times:

I like it, looks modern, fresh and would make a good second car if I didn't need 4 doors.

http://blogs.vw.com/beetle/wp-content/gallery/2012-beetle/vw_red_beetle_front.jpg

http://blogs.vw.com/beetle/wp-content/gallery/2012-beetle/vw_black_beetle_profile.jpg

I really like the interior and I'm glad the dumped the stupid vase.

http://blogs.vw.com/beetle/wp-content/gallery/2012-beetle/vw_black_beetle_interior.jpg


User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2233 times:

It's nice but I'll stick to my '68 1300 thanks.

As nice as that one up there is it's just a Golf in a pretty frock.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2224 times:

I've come to not expect much from Volkswagen lately, but I think this (but just barely and not completely) makes up for the utter snoozefest that the US market 6th gen Jetta and Passat are.

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 4):
As nice as that one up there is it's just a Golf in a pretty frock.

Yeah, but a Golf is about as boring as you can get. Take the basically good things about the Golf and put it in a nicer styling package and you got something.



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User currently offlineGBLKD From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2011, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2200 times:

Quoting DesertJets (Reply 5):
Yeah, but a Golf is about as boring as you can get. Take the basically good things about the Golf and put it in a nicer styling package and you got something.

Aye, you get a Scirrocco   


User currently offlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4841 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2190 times:

The new beetle looks like something Chrysler would have come up with.
The lowered roofline and longer looks especially. I think it has a Chrylser vibe to it. I think the side view is reminescent of the PT Cruiser styling.



Quoting GBLKD (Reply 4):
As nice as that one up there is it's just a Golf in a pretty frock.

Since they came out with the new beetle in 1999 we've always known that. It's more evident in this new redesign.



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8494 posts, RR: 12
Reply 8, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2186 times:

Looks like a chubby Porsche.

I like it, though, just hope it's not as decontented as the worthless new Jetta.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7737 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2179 times:

Quoting GBLKD (Reply 6):
Aye, you get a Scirrocco

The powers that be decided that us Americans don't get a Scirrocco. So the NB is the next best thing.

[Edited 2011-04-18 13:35:51]


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User currently offlineSpringbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2162 times:

How is this any different from the current beetle? It just looks a little flattened/squashed. Actually it looks like a hybrid between a Porsche and a PT cruiser   


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User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

Definitely an improvement over the current one. I wouldn't be too embarrassed to be seen in the new version, unlike the first New Beetle. The (old) New Beetle had waaaay too much estrogen all over it.

Still, I much rather get a GTI over this.


User currently offlineKent350787 From Australia, joined May 2008, 955 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 2097 times:

Meh - I loved the idea of the original "New Beetle" (my first car was a '57 Beetle Special), but its fashion status tired quickly, although sales limped on. Give me a Scirocco any day for a 2d!

User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15443 posts, RR: 26
Reply 13, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2084 times:

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 8):

Actually, saying that Porsches look like chubby Volkswagen is closer to the truth.



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User currently offlineTSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3045 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 2062 times:

Quoting Stabilator (Thread starter):
personally I think it looks vastly better than the current model.

Agreed. I'd say more along those lines, but Fly2HMO already said what I was gonna say almost word-for-word, including making reference to the excessive estrogen content of the current New Beetle:

Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 11):
Definitely an improvement over the current one. I wouldn't be too embarrassed to be seen in the new version, unlike the first New Beetle. The (old) New Beetle had waaaay too much estrogen all over it.
Quoting GBLKD (Reply 4):
As nice as that one up there is it's just a Golf in a pretty frock.

True, but now it's a Golf in a frock that's actually attractive and suited to it's mission in life. The previous New Beetle was a little too self-consciously "cutesie-poo", kind of like Baby Jane Hudson trying to recreate her vaudeville act 40 years after it went stale.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ck-Uo52MOg

Quoting MD-90 (Reply 8):
Looks like a chubby Porsche.

The (New) New Beetle does seem to have a foreshortened early 911 Carrera look about it.



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User currently offlineiflykpdx From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 286 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

Looks like a squashed Mini from the side.

[Edited 2011-04-18 17:58:29]


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User currently offlinecpd From Australia, joined Jun 2008, 4879 posts, RR: 39
Reply 16, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Nice interior finish - but why not just buy a Golf instead?

Probably much more practical and cheaper too. Plus it doesn't have what we tend to call here the "latte set" image.


User currently onlineKiwiRob From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 6625 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (2 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Quoting cpd (Reply 16):
Nice interior finish - but why not just buy a Golf instead?

So if you take it to the extreme why should anyone buy a TT, A3, Q3, Octavia, Yeti, Superb, Altea, Leon, Toledo, Jetta, Tiguan, Eos, Sirocco, Caddy, Touran, they should just buy a Golf!


User currently offlinecolumba From Germany, joined Dec 2004, 7025 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1776 times:

I like it, if kids are not an option in two years when my lease runs out I definetly consider that one otherwise it will be a Jetta or Passat  


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User currently offlinegreasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3076 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (2 years 11 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1717 times:

Quoting cpd (Reply 16):
Nice interior finish - but why not just buy a Golf instead?

Um because it is not a golf. Most people buy a car based on what the exterior looks like.


This is a huge improvement. If I did not have a big dog it would be something I would love to have.

Gs



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