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World Volkswagen to end production of the Beetle in 2019Should call it the Rolling Stone at this point, it's come back that often

Discussion in 'Articles & Happenings' started by CWCissey, Sep 14, 2018.

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  1. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45516677

    Shitty cars anyway tbh.
     
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    #1 CWCissey, Sep 14, 2018
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  2. Doesn't this make around the third or forth time they've ended production of the Beetle?
     
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  3. This makes me upset. I've always hoped that even with safe spaces being enforced on us that as an old granny I'd still be able to see kids play "Slug Bug" in the backseat. This better not be the end of the Beetle for good.

    Also I kinda always envisioned myself driving a pink Beetle. I dunno, guess it's the kind of car that "speaks" to me.
     
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  4. Just have to play 'Mini Punch' instead...
     
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  5. Aside from having a similar look this car is pretty much unrelated to the original Beetle which stopped being made in 2003. Kind of weird that this article is being written as if if it is of the same lineage of the original car.
     
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  6. Yeah it's as much of a Beetle as the Jetta was a Jetta after the 1990's. Volkswagen is dollar store sweatshop toy tier garbage now.
     
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  7. Maybe they can finally focus on developing a newer engine than a 2.0 rehash that I believe was only a rehash of the 1.8?

    Are they still having constant problems with the 2.0T? I've never paid too much attention in to VW; much bigger fan of Porsche and Audi wagons.
     
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  8. Some people still drive Trabbis (the East German version of the Beetle) so I don't see it going away anytime soon.
     
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  9. Awww, I love the design of the car. It looks cute. At least my friends have a rare breed of car. Bless them.
     
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  10. They have zero redeeming qualities and I hate them.
     
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  11. Maybe they can finally design a car with an engine that doesn't blow up before hitting 100k miles.
     
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  12. Not surprising, the latest warm up of the bodystyle barely sold at all around here and is outnumbered by older versions by 4 to 1.
     
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  13. I remember playing Punch Buggy with my cousins and sister years ago. So this kind of sucks :(
     
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  14. It's more or less because besides VW's reputation taking a hit from emission scandals and shit reliability before that, the major markets are turning towards SUVs/crossovers. New SUV sales are up again like it's the early 2000s/late 90s and the MPG ratings are better than they used to be. Used cars are crazy cheap right now, while even older SUVs hold their value. In America, people also tend to buy pickups with cabs so big they have the seating space of a passenger car. Ford and FCA are halting car sales that aren't sports cars, while GM is trimming down car production. Even luxury sports car brands are building SUVs, like Porsche, Lamborghini, and even Ferrari.
     
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  15. They were expensive for what they were, you could get a minivan or any new sedan for substantially less.
     
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  16. The newer ones are fug and I refuse to recognise them as Beetles.
     
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  17. but you get to punch classmates on the school bus whenever you see one, that a quality in my mind.
     
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  18. Just wait, in a few years you'll be hearing all about the "Brand new return of the iconic Volkswagen Beetle! Go buy five today since you couldn't buy a new one for a few years there! We didn't plan any of this in advance, honest!"
     
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  19. It's typical retro revivalism, selling a perversion of something famously popular for being cheap but reliable for multiple times the price. BMW's Mini Hatch is the same, and they even experimented with some mutant variants a couple years back.
     
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  20. I don't see how this is a big deal. Car companies retire models all the time. The 1st gen beetle was iconic, they used that to hype the 2nd gen at the turn of the millennium, but I don't even remember hearing about the 3rd gen until I started seeing them on the road one day.

    You want a compact? Buy a corolla. No big deal.
     
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