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Old 09-26-2016, 08:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What it would take to get me out of a Beetle


http://jalopnik.com/these-sketches-of-volkswagens-upcoming-electric-car-sho-1787007680

Hey running boards!

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Old 09-26-2016, 08:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My friend, after all these years I confess I'd never imagined you quite so short or rotund as to need the classic vestigial running boards on a VW.
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Old 09-27-2016, 03:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I never touch them, except to wash them; but it's a vestigal feature and I'm Okay with that. And it ties nicely to the external front bumper.

OTOH I've lost an inch and gained 50lb since I started driving Beetles.

What do all y'all think of the four round glowing pucks in the corners of the roof? Roof rack mount? Em-drive anti-gravity flight?
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"What it would take to get me out of a Beetle"- Anything with a heater.

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Re: pucks: That's where the Mother Ship gloms on and carries it away.
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And here I thought you were going to have us choose between a can opener and a chainsaw with carbide teeth :-)
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Old 09-27-2016, 02:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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On December 31st two years ago, on black ice with an open diff, I came within 25ft of the end of a barricade. If I'd entered the freeway backward and motionless, it would have been Jaws of Life.
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Volkswagen smallest platform, Up was #1 in Germany & Netherlands in its segment. Successes in Brazil, Japan and South Africa.
Probably just the made-over E-Up!

http://bestcars.uol.com.br/bc/wp-con...Twin-Up-02.jpg

https://www.netcarshow.com/Volkswage...17-1280-04.jpg

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My friends wondered why I didn't get all twitterpated by the New Beetle.

It was because the the concept car was based on the Polo, but the production version was based on the Golf.
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Don't hold your breath, this is what the Insight's early development looked like.





We all know how that turned out.
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That's one of my favorite concepts! Original Insight or the reboot?

Notice how the rocker panel and the diverter in front flow together. Similar to the VW concept.

Renderings have often distorted proportions. I'd expect the production version to be un-chopped by about four to six inches. The nose? They flat stole that from Tesla.

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