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sherryinutah

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Volkswagen Beetle
« on: July 12, 2019, 08:50:53 am »
Just heard that buying a new "Bug" will no longer be an option as that specific vehicle is being discontinued.

The tiny car designed by Ferdinand Porsche (yes, that Porsche) was first produced in 1938. Volkswagen has discontinued it twice before, so you never know...

I've always wanted to own a VW Beetle.  Yeah, I could see myself painting flowers on it so it could be my "hippie" car.

Did you own a Bug?   :heart:


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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2019, 09:38:52 am »
I don't think it would really be a practical car for me but I would kind of get a kick out of driving a bug, one of the old kind, and of course in a funky color :p
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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2019, 09:49:17 am »
No, I personally don't like them.  My brother own one a long time ago

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2019, 10:48:35 am »
It's funny I never drove or even sat in one.  What's funny is we usually buy VW's.  We have a Passat and Tiguan, both VW's.

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2019, 11:07:54 am »
my x brother in law used to own one don't know if he does anymore.

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2019, 11:10:33 am »
Just heard that buying a new "Bug" will no longer be an option as that specific vehicle is being discontinued.

The tiny car designed by Ferdinand Porsche (yes, that Porsche) was first produced in 1938. Volkswagen has discontinued it twice before, so you never know...

I've always wanted to own a VW Beetle.  Yeah, I could see myself painting flowers on it so it could be my "hippie" car.

Did you own a Bug?   :heart:


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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2019, 12:00:53 pm »
My first car was a used VW Beetle.... it had such a small minimalist motor, looked like a lawn mower's.  It was an automatic clutch, which means you still had to shift, but didn't have to push in a clutch when you shifted. 

End of an era.  But yeah, they have made a comeback before, so one never knows is it really the end.

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2019, 02:37:48 pm »

    I owned three of them. First one a 67 VW which I sold to get a newer version- two 1974 VWs.
All were very reliable. I drove them to work and for get away weekends.

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2019, 02:45:39 pm »

     If they go away, they will come better with technological improvements.

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2019, 02:49:59 pm »
A few years ago there was a red one for sale.  It had black round spots on the sides and eyelashes on the headlights.  I thought this cute, adorable 'Lady Bug' was so neat and I wanted to buy it. 

Anyway, I've never owned a Beetle Bug.  I have heard that they will not longer be manufacturing them.  Of course they said that about other makes and models that have come back, so we'll see what happens. 

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2019, 03:48:38 pm »
I learned to drive a standard on a bug in the 60's. Neat little car.

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2019, 04:25:50 am »
I never owned one but know a lot of people who did.  A VW was my dad's first car.
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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2019, 05:23:23 am »
no more playing the "punch" buggy game much down the road I guess...

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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2019, 05:51:06 am »
my granddaughter just got one yeserday...a 2001...its a cool little car...i like the older ones...but this one has so much room in it....she looks so cute in it..she's 18..her dream car is a new dodge charger...but the bug is definnitely suited for my 15 yr old granddaughter is the one that is definitely suited for a bug...she just has that hippie look to look..she loves the hippie style clothes...which i do to...growing up in the 70's,,,i loved the hippie style
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Re: Volkswagen Beetle
« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2019, 08:09:07 am »
Our first date with my husband (now over 50 yrs ago) was in a beetle.  :in-love:

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