The Truth About Cars » Volkswagen Beetle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 20:14:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Volkswagen Beetle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 1972 “Gazelle” Mercedes-Benz SSK Replica http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1972-gazelle-mercedes-benz-ssk-replica/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1972-gazelle-mercedes-benz-ssk-replica/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272065 Trying to track down the history of all the varieties of fiberglass-bodied kit cars intended to look something like the Mercedes-Benz SSK will drive you crazy in a hurry¬†because so many companies building these cars popped up in the 1970s and 1980s. You could build an “SSK” based on hardware from a Chevy Chevette, a […]

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Trying to track down the history of all the varieties of fiberglass-bodied kit cars intended to look something like the Mercedes-Benz SSK will drive you crazy in a hurry¬†because so many companies building these cars popped up in the 1970s and 1980s. You could build an “SSK” based on hardware from a Chevy Chevette, a […]

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LA 2015: 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Isn’t Your Dad’s Buggy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2016-volkswagen-beetle-dune-isnt-dads-buggy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-2016-volkswagen-beetle-dune-isnt-dads-buggy/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2015 19:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1221033 Volkswagen announced Tuesday, one day before the opening of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, that it will sell two new special editions of the Beetle that harken back to previous specials offered up by the automaker. The Beetle Dune is as close as you can get to a Murano CC without getting all-wheel drive or […]

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Volkswagen announced Tuesday, one day before the opening of the 2015 Los Angeles Auto Show, that it will sell two new special editions of the Beetle that harken back to previous specials offered up by the automaker. The Beetle Dune is as close as you can get to a Murano CC without getting all-wheel drive or […]

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Review: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-volkswagen-beetle-convertible-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-volkswagen-beetle-convertible-video/#comments Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:04:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484264 Redesigning retro is a herculean task. You need to change the vehicle enough to be worth the effort, meanwhile maintaining an iconic retro theme. If you don’t change enough, shoppers won’t see a reason to trade in their old flashback for the new time capsule. Change it too much and you’re left with a caricature. […]

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Redesigning retro is a herculean task. You need to change the vehicle enough to be worth the effort, meanwhile maintaining an iconic retro theme. If you don’t change enough, shoppers won’t see a reason to trade in their old flashback for the new time capsule. Change it too much and you’re left with a caricature. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1973-volkswagen-super-beetle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1973-volkswagen-super-beetle/#comments Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=453306 I see many air-cooled Beetles in self-service wrecking yards these days. In fact, I have always seen many VW Type 1s in self-service wrecking yards, going back to my first junkyard adventures in early-80s Oakland. Like any car freak who came of age in that era, I’ve owned some old Beetles, and I can say […]

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I see many air-cooled Beetles in self-service wrecking yards these days. In fact, I have always seen many VW Type 1s in self-service wrecking yards, going back to my first junkyard adventures in early-80s Oakland. Like any car freak who came of age in that era, I’ve owned some old Beetles, and I can say […]

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Down On The Mile High Street: Volkswagen Beetle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/down-on-the-mile-high-street-volkswagen-beetle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/down-on-the-mile-high-street-volkswagen-beetle/#comments Fri, 12 Aug 2011 19:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406871 I don’t see quite as many Old Beetles on the streets of Denver as I did when I lived on the Island That Rust Forgot, but a few of the clattery old Germans still serve as daily transportation in the Mile High City. Even though I’ve owned several Beetles, I still can’t nail down exact […]

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I don’t see quite as many Old Beetles on the streets of Denver as I did when I lived on the Island That Rust Forgot, but a few of the clattery old Germans still serve as daily transportation in the Mile High City. Even though I’ve owned several Beetles, I still can’t nail down exact […]

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Down On The Mile High Street: 1968 Volkswagen Beetle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/down-on-the-mile-high-street-1968-volkswagen-beetle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/down-on-the-mile-high-street-1968-volkswagen-beetle/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2011 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=392985 Given the way that Beetles have had all their parts swapped over the decades, I’m always reluctant to try to nail down an exact model year of a street-parked example, particularly when it’s a primered-out survivor owned by a guy who spends a lot of time at junkyards. If we are to go by the […]

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Given the way that Beetles have had all their parts swapped over the decades, I’m always reluctant to try to nail down an exact model year of a street-parked example, particularly when it’s a primered-out survivor owned by a guy who spends a lot of time at junkyards. If we are to go by the […]

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