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Old 11-11-2012, 09:43 PM   #61 (permalink)
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A Beetle can float for a LIMITED time, no more than a few seconds as far as I remember.
Looks like this commercial may have had something to do with the idea that the bugs floated:


The question is how long they would float.

This looks like a job for Mythbusters!

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Old 11-12-2012, 12:00 AM   #62 (permalink)
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I wouldn't wanna try to make a Beetle float, anyway...
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The water still would flood the engine, in all likelihood.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:23 PM   #64 (permalink)
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The water still would flood the engine, in all likelihood.
Unless you'd fit a raised air intake into it
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Old 12-06-2012, 03:54 AM   #65 (permalink)
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I hate to say this but the $4k Yugo in 1985 (inflation, $$ not equal, blah, blah, blah) even today almost looks like a luxury vehicle in comparison. Lol.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:40 AM   #66 (permalink)
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Despite the Yugo being appallingly built etc. it was based on a really decent car underneath, so yes it would be a lot better. But also more expensive.

Dacia are now coming to the UK from Romania and will be the cheapest car available.
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Despite the Yugo being appallingly built etc. it was based on a really decent car underneath, so yes it would be a lot better. But also more expensive.
The Fiat 127, altough all the bashing its Brazilian counterpart gets, is still pretty good for a subcompact car. Sounds more decent than an early Ford Ka.

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