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Has Anyone Seen A Volkswagen Beetle With The Turn Signals That Flipped Out ...
My dad had a Volkswagen Beetle in 1967 - 1968 that had turn signal bars that flipped out from the door frames behind each door. I would like to find another one if possible. I am not sure what year th...
Keyless Start... Can I Still Use My Key If I Want To?
Hi all! This may seem like a trivial question, but I'm considering buying a pre-owned 2012 Beetle that happens to have keyless start. I guess I'm kind of old-school, though, because I don't especial...
I was driving and there was a kind of air bursting sound, and very hot coolant spirted onto the floorboard (our feet) and steam was coming out of every seam and vent! Got towed home tried trouble ...
Air Bag Light Came On, Can I Fix It?
Air Bag light came on for no reason. Can I fix it?
I have replaced battery & alternator on my 05 beetle. If it sits for more than 24hrs I have to jump start the car. Checked all the fuses & everything is good. What can be constantly draining my b...
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Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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.