The Truth About Cars » New Beetle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 20:50:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Volkswagen Beetle Lets Out A Cry in the Dark, Killed Off in Australia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/beetle-departs-from-down-under/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/beetle-departs-from-down-under/#comments Sat, 05 Mar 2016 15:15:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1296858 Aussies are clearly not in love with the Volkswagen Beetle. The company will scrap sales of the slow-selling vehicle in Mel Gibson’s homeland later this year. According to Caradvice, Australian sales of the Beetle fell to just 240 units in 2015, a small fraction of what Volkswagen enjoyed when the first-generation New Beetle arrived on its shores in 2000. […]

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Aussies are clearly not in love with the Volkswagen Beetle. The company will scrap sales of the slow-selling vehicle in Mel Gibson’s homeland later this year. According to Caradvice, Australian sales of the Beetle fell to just 240 units in 2015, a small fraction of what Volkswagen enjoyed when the first-generation New Beetle arrived on its shores in 2000. […]

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Rental Review: 2015 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8 TSI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/rental-review-2015-vw-bettle-tsi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/rental-review-2015-vw-bettle-tsi/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191058 This will likely come as a bit of a surprise to those of you who get your news through glass bottles tossed into the ocean and carried by persistent currents to the remote island on which you’ve been stranded by the crash of your FedEx plane, but Volkswagen is in a little bit of trouble […]

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This will likely come as a bit of a surprise to those of you who get your news through glass bottles tossed into the ocean and carried by persistent currents to the remote island on which you’ve been stranded by the crash of your FedEx plane, but Volkswagen is in a little bit of trouble […]

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Vellum Venom: 2012 VW Beetle Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/vellum-venom-2012-vw-beetle-turbo-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/vellum-venom-2012-vw-beetle-turbo-2/#comments Sun, 13 May 2012 10:38:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=444096 Please believe: car design school is a frickin’ bizarre place. The phrase “I’m surprised you are here and not in medical school” was thrown in my face several times at CCS.  And this verbal diarrhea came from people who take your tuition and are supposed to help you become a designer! But can’t I, a […]

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Please believe: car design school is a frickin’ bizarre place. The phrase “I’m surprised you are here and not in medical school” was thrown in my face several times at CCS.  And this verbal diarrhea came from people who take your tuition and are supposed to help you become a designer! But can’t I, a […]

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/2012-volkswagen-beetle-2-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/2012-volkswagen-beetle-2-5/#comments Wed, 21 Dec 2011 19:51:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=423116 I never was a New Beetle kind of guy. But then I am a guy. Unless a cute car handles like a Miata, I’m not interested. For 2012 Volkswagen has redesigned the New Beetle, dropping the “New” and the bud vase (every review must mention this) in the process of attempting to broaden the car’s […]

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I never was a New Beetle kind of guy. But then I am a guy. Unless a cute car handles like a Miata, I’m not interested. For 2012 Volkswagen has redesigned the New Beetle, dropping the “New” and the bud vase (every review must mention this) in the process of attempting to broaden the car’s […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: And The Beetle Goes On Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-and-the-beetle-goes-on-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-and-the-beetle-goes-on-edition/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:20:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391723 What was old has become new… again! After letting the old New Beetle languish on the market for a remarkable 13th year, VW has revisited its ’90s retro hit with a longer, lower, wider update on the new Jetta’s platform [The 2012 Beetle is 71.2 inches wide (3.3 inches wider), 58.5 inches tall (.5 inches […]

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What was old has become new… again! After letting the old New Beetle languish on the market for a remarkable 13th year, VW has revisited its ’90s retro hit with a longer, lower, wider update on the new Jetta’s platform [The 2012 Beetle is 71.2 inches wide (3.3 inches wider), 58.5 inches tall (.5 inches […]

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