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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...
Oil Pitt In My Town Put Gasket Wrong
I got a oil change last Tue. went straight home, next day headed to Nashville, got 100 miles down the road, oil lite and buzzer sounds, I pull over, ckeck oil, zero oil, I always carry a extra qu...
Hat Years Are Compatible For Replacing 1974 Super Bettle Sedan's Trunk Hood...
Need to know what years are compatible for exterior body parts replacement. I just bought a 1974 Super Beetle that has the "Rolls Royce" front/back conversion. Want top restore back to Super Beetle a...
My Window On My 2012 Vw Beetle Won't Roll Up After You Lock It.
You know how the window of the newer beetles roll down a little bit when you unlock or open the door. I just got my 2012 beetle and the passenger side window will not always roll up after I've locked...
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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.