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1999 Vw Bug (beetle) Do Front Seats Fold Down So People Can Get Into The Ba...
Just bought a 1999 bug, I cannot for the life of me figure out to fold down the front seats so someone can easily get into the back. I have googled this and apparently I'm the only with this problem ...
How Do I Turn Off An Alarm On A 2000 Vw Beetle If I Don't Have A Remote?
The key is no longer unlocking the door (although...it will lock it occasionally) and when I start the car the alarm goes off for 30 seconds. I've tried looking at the inside fuse panel to see if one...
Can A1998 Volkswagan Beetle Manual Be Flat Towed
have a 1998 volkswagon want to flat tow it
What Causes Backfiring In 72 Bug?
I have just had my EARLY 72 bug brought back to life. hasn't run since 2005. It's awesome! But it just started backfiring! What causes that? HELP! Thanks much for any feedback you can give me.....Sara...
How Do I Shim A 71 Vw Convertible So Doors And Windows Come Together
My doors and windows have about a half inch gap at top not at the bottom how to I fix this problem.
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About the Volkswagen Beetle
From the 1950s to the mid-1970s, the Volkswagen Beetle, also known affectionately as the Bug, was an icon not just in America, but worldwide. Revered for its versatility and economy, appreciated for the fact that it was easy to maintain, and memorialized by a series of now-legendary ads in the 1960s and '70s, the Beetle enjoyed a long and successful history.
The first Volkswagen Beetles were introduced to the U.S. in 1949, and the new car sold only about 150 units in 1950. Originally called the Type 1, the small, rear-engined car officially adopted the name "Beetle" in 1967. Sales continued to grow significantly, and the Beetle would eventually become the best-selling vehicle in the world.
But all good things must to come an end...at least temporarily. Starting in the mid-'70s, sales of the Beetle were suspended worldwide, though the car continued to be manufactured in Mexico for a number of years.
Then, in 1994, the Beetle re-emerged at the Detroit Auto Show as a concept car. Enthusiasm was so great that VW reintroduced the Beetle (now known as the New Beetle) in showrooms in 1998, with styling that was at once contemporary and retro. With its peppy engines, bright exterior colors, and nostalgic appeal, the Beetle was once again a hit, at least in North America. (European drivers weren't so taken with the new Bug.) The Beetle continues to make a strong showing on the road today, with new options and trims being offered almost yearly.