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    Bye! Bye! Herbie

    It looks like the VW Beetle will end production after 81 years:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45516677


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    Re: Bye! Bye! Herbie

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    It looks like the VW Beetle will end production after 81 years:

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-45516677
    I thought it ended about 10 years ago or are they talking about that body kit they clip onto a golf chassis?

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    Re: Bye! Bye! Herbie

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    I thought it ended about 10 years ago or are they talking about that body kit they clip onto a golf chassis?
    yeah that one.. ie not a classic mexican made beetle but a golf with a fugly body

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    Re: Bye! Bye! Herbie

    I suspect this is because smaller cars are (allegedly, if you trust the motor industry) very difficult to get low CO2 emissions from, and perhaps also an awkward chassis for electric conversion.

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    Re: Bye! Bye! Herbie

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    I thought it ended about 10 years ago or are they talking about that body kit they clip onto a golf chassis?
    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    yeah that one.. ie not a classic mexican made beetle but a golf with a fugly body
    OK more the Beetle model....then!!


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    Re: Bye! Bye! Herbie

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    OK more the Beetle model....then!!
    spot on ... but you get the point.. we both got momentarily excited that a few rear engines water cooled boxer Beetles were tucked away unregistered ;-)

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    Re: Bye! Bye! Herbie

    Quote Originally Posted by Zak33 View Post
    spot on ... but you get the point.. we both got momentarily excited that a few rear engines water cooled boxer Beetles were tucked away unregistered ;-)
    Well that original Beatle is just unique and for such an old design its peerless.


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    Re: Bye! Bye! Herbie

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Well that original Beatle is just unique and for such an old design its peerless.
    Indeed. Even Hitler approved!

    That probably doesn't show up much in the marketing material these days though.

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    Re: Bye! Bye! Herbie

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    indeed. Even hitler approved!

    That probably doesn't show up much in the marketing material these days though.
    lol.


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