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Volkswagen squashes the Beetle:
End of the line for the iconic ´Bug´

NBC News, by Paul A. Eisenstein

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 9/14/2018 4:29:17 PM

After seven decades, the longest-running car in automotive history is about to disappear. Volkswagen will end production of its iconic Beetle by the end of the 2019 model-year, the German automaker announced Thursday. Conceived in Germany during the run-up to World War II, the Beetle became an icon of the American counterculture during the Vietnam War. But it lost momentum following the twin oil shocks of the 1970s and, despite two attempts to rebuild its appeal with complete makeovers, it has been little more than a largely forgotten niche vehicle in recent years. So, VW has launched what it


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Reply 1 - Posted by: wordsmith82, 9/14/2018 4:37:08 PM     (No. 11758486)

The Hitlermobile is no more? Say it isn´t so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: strike3, 9/14/2018 4:48:59 PM     (No. 11758496)

The Beetle must have somehow offended their new muslim population.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: dvc, 9/14/2018 4:55:10 PM     (No. 11758504)

Ferdinand Porsche was far ahead of his time in 1934. It was the European and world car which did what the Model T had done in the USA, but Ford did it a quarter century earlier, and without government subsidies. Ferom 1908 on, in the USA, almost anyone could own a car. This was NOT the case in Europe.

Same thing in Europe then as now, screw the little guys, and alway have to have government subsidies.

I put myself through graduate school by wrenching on VWs for money. I drove VWs for many years, finally switched to Hondas for every day cars. But, I have a couple of Porsches for fun driving, too.

It´s time has passed, and actually, the current "Beetle" is an Audi TT under the different skin, front engine, water cooled, has literally nothing in common with the original except a cartoonish external resemblance.

RIP VW Type 1.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: judy, 9/14/2018 5:03:26 PM     (No. 11758521)

AWWWWWWW i loved the bug especially when the motor was in the back it would out pull any 4 wheel drive!!!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Hpmatt, 9/14/2018 5:04:19 PM     (No. 11758523)

I loved the parsimonious design where the windshield washer fluid was powered by spare tire air supply...

My father told me in the 1960s they got tired of his draftsman talking about how he was getting 50 mpg - w gas at $0.17/gallon. So several engineers wd add-in/siphon-out gas - one week draftsman w/b crowing at almost 100 mpg, next week depressed at 12 mpg....

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JunkYardDog, 9/14/2018 5:07:20 PM     (No. 11758526)

I like the Golf better anyway.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Sore Eye Assets, 9/14/2018 5:08:28 PM     (No. 11758528)

It will definitely float, but it won´t float indefinitely.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: franq, 9/14/2018 5:17:05 PM     (No. 11758536)

My first car was a ´72 Super Beetle. Fond memories.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 9/14/2018 5:19:38 PM     (No. 11758539)

If Ted Kennedy drove a Beetle, he would have been President.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: qwerty, 9/14/2018 5:45:24 PM     (No. 11758558)

1955 my Dad bought his first one, a princely sum of $1600. Traded it in for a new one every year with $100 kicker. Black, red leatherette upholstery, sun roof, (manual) no radio. Finally in 1971 he stopped, black was discontinued.
I can recall the 38 H.P. engine and the sickly heater that only worked when moving. Had a few of my own when I was old enough.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Mushroom, 9/14/2018 5:54:17 PM     (No. 11758562)

I push started one to go to work every (work) day for two years. Too much trouble to change the starter. Worked everytime.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Wetenschapper, 9/14/2018 6:10:05 PM     (No. 11758574)

As a Freshman in college with a VW, and below legal drinking age, I discovered that that tire-powered windshield washer could be put to a more nefarious use. My buddies and I rinsed out the washer fluid reservoir and filled it with vodka. We then detached the neoprene hose from the nozzle under the dash and inserted a short piece of glass tubing. We´d go to the drive in, and spike our cokes with a push on the windshield washer button. If we were pulled over and searched, the cops would never think to check the reservoir for alcohol

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Scrubber, 9/14/2018 6:10:06 PM     (No. 11758575)

Typical Eurotrash. Like Audi, BMW, Volvo, et. al.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: terry_tr6, 9/14/2018 6:19:04 PM     (No. 11758584)

#9, you are showing your age! always thought that would make a killer(sorry) ad for VW.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: kono, 9/14/2018 6:27:50 PM     (No. 11758598)

What, again? Didn´t VW discontinue the beetle before, sometime in the ´90s? Which would mean the run that´s ending is more like a decade and a half, not seven decades.

I think my favorite ad campaign ever was from its ´90s reintroduction -- something like "0 to 60 ... Yes." Still makes me grin.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Hazymac, 9/14/2018 6:38:48 PM     (No. 11758609)

The original Beetle was produced until 1978 (when it was exclusively a convertible during its final year). Some call the Beetle an ass-engined Nazi slot car--that would better apply to the Porsche 911--and people who drive them "peabrains" on the grounds that only a peabrain would drive such a contraption. Up until the early ´80s several of my friends drove them, lacking shame and preferring the most basic transportation. The VWs weren´t comfortable, were noisy, and were slooooow (a lot of them had 38 horsepower air-cooled engines). [The turbocharged engines of recent years have transformed the Beetle into a real car, for a change. Now they can merge safely onto the interstate, at 100mph if necessary. Or so I read.]

You really really didn´t want to get into an accident in one of the original Bugs. Not much safety equipment on those very small cars. Nearly six decades ago I recall an accident at the corner of Hillsboro Pike and Old Hickory Blvd. near Brentwood, Tennessee, involving a VW Bug and the Franklin Inter Urban Bus, which would up atop of the VW. All the survivors were inside the bus. Those in the German car were flat. Literally.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 9/14/2018 6:48:31 PM     (No. 11758620)

The People´s Car was a POS when it was designed. Hitler and Henry Ford were great pals and admirers of each other. They shared a rabid hatred for the Jews and both believed in State-controlled capitalism, not free markets.

Hitler´s people met with Ford´s people and secrets of mass production were shared, which greatly enhanced the Nazi war machine. A testbed for some of the Ford techniques of assembly line production was built around the popular and innocent idea of a "People´s Car" based largely on the simplicity of the Ford Model T - The original small factory never did produce more than a handful of cars and was operated like a Ponzi scheme selling un-built cars to innocent Germans, like a war bond weekly "pay-check deduction". The majority of these people never got the car they dreamed of though had fully paid for! The main, but secret intent of the factory was to train German engineers on the principles of the Ford assembly line method of mass production, techniques that were later translated into the gigantic aircraft plants that Hitler´s armaments industry execs built which produced the infamous He-111 and Do-17 bombers. Help for the cover of the intent of the "Airliners" arrived in the guise of the famous American (German) named Charles Lindbergh who was given permission to tour the modern factories and declared tot he world, "Germany was so powerful it would be foolhardy to resist the modern German Air Power." Another famous American who deeply admired Hitler was Joe Kennedy father of the future U.S. President.

VW´s little "Bug" heritage is indeed checkered.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: bldrrepub, 9/14/2018 6:48:59 PM     (No. 11758621)

#14 - I can´t take the credit. It was a parody ad in National Lampoon in the ´70s.


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 9/14/2018 7:04:38 PM     (No. 11758634)

Want to do something really cool, VW? Bring back the Karmann Ghia. Fit the body on a Golf chassis and power train.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: red1066, 9/14/2018 7:35:07 PM     (No. 11758677)

When the Beetle came back in the late 90´s I bought one. The engine was in the front and it rode and handled well. The one aspect of the newer Beetle that needed some adjustment was the feeling that you were sitting in the back seat while driving. The distance between the steering wheel and the windshield was huge.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 9/14/2018 7:47:20 PM     (No. 11758688)

Since they redesigned it, the Bug is a cute little car, especially the convertible model.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: couchguy, 9/14/2018 8:37:07 PM     (No. 11758721)

We had a ´61 that my parents brought home from Europe. They bought it at the factory and traveled with my aunt and uncle (who were in the AF) all over Europe. My dad was 6´6" and my uncle 6´2". People used to be more adventurous.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Hotrod, 9/14/2018 9:31:59 PM     (No. 11758762)

I had a ´68 Beetle. Wish I still had it. It was a fun car to drive, easy to work on and we weren´t politically correct back then. We just liked our cars, wherever they were from.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: kate318, 9/14/2018 10:16:05 PM     (No. 11758785)

I learned how to drive a stick shift on VW bug, back in the 70’s. We’d paint it up with peace signs and astrological symbols, with a paste made out of baking soda and water. Then, we’d don our tie-dye and fringe, and drive around looking for guys. Far out!

Then, we went home to dinner.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: bamboozle, 9/14/2018 11:46:56 PM     (No. 11758825)

Once upon a time when I was in college, some fellow students and I were to a party at one of our professor´s lake homes. My friend who drove us out there in his VW was a little over the limit, so I had to undergo a quick learning curve in how to drive a VW stick shift to get us back home. Good days...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: SALady, 9/15/2018 1:05:34 AM     (No. 11758860)

I guess future kids just won´t know the fun of playing "SLUG BUG" when riding down the road!!!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: rolfnader, 9/15/2018 7:21:38 AM     (No. 11758984)

We bought a used 66 bug in 1976. Didn´t realize that the kid who sold it to us had rewired it from original 6 volt to 12 volt so he could run his 8 track tape player. It ran pretty good for the couple of years that we had it but had to use the odometer as a gas guage ( and other nuisances). For those that owned one, you should pick up " How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive (1969)". Written by a talented hippie mechanic ( John Muir) When I couldn´t get the horn to work, I looked it up in the glossary. The fix consisted of one sentence-"Drive in such a manner as to not need one ".
It´s a classic!

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Reply 28 - Posted by: sceptic, 9/15/2018 9:04:32 AM     (No. 11759102)

I cut one in half and built a dune buggy out of it. Great Fun!
re: #5. My dad and his friends did the same thing to our pastor!
Great memories.....

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Mushroom, 9/17/2018 12:08:27 PM     (No. 11761353)

You made your pastor into a Dune Buggy?

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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick will be one of eight people honored by Harvard University next month with the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal. (Tweets) The medal is given annually by the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research. “The medal honors those who have made significant contributions to African and African American history and culture, and more broadly, individuals who advocate for intercultural understanding and human rights in an increasingly global and interconnected world,” the university said. The medal is named after Du Bois, a 19th and 20th century black writer and activist. Kaepernick began kneeling during the

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New York Post, by Michael Goodwin    Original Article
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A nation gawks as Washington sinks deeper into the muck, but put aside your disgust long enough to digest what we’re seeing. Three big things are on display. First, Democrats are proving again that their force multiplier is a win-or-die zealotry. They were on a mission to kill anybody President Trump chose to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy and, within minutes of Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer announced he would fight Kavanaugh “with everything I have.” All 10 Dems on the Judiciary Committee pledged to vote no.

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