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All things come to a end...also is the Beetle

Discussion in 'General Chit Chat' started by hotel california, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. hotel california
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    hotel california 18 'till i die.... Staff Member Moderator Top Poster VIP Member

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    Was my first car. Never liked the latest design. No tears from me!
     
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    real VW beetles died a long time ago
     
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    Good riddance
     
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    It was my first car as well love it. Don't like the latest version.
     
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    If it wasn't an air cooled beetle it wasn't a beetle anyway - just a golf platform with a different body on.

    This is mine - 1958 version and still going strong!!

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    That's the year I was born..:thumb It's a shame I'm not as good-looking as that beetle..:Depressed
     
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    Perfect! Love that!!
     
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    It is (air) cool and I love driving her. Have to make sure you have plenty of time though if going out of town!
    Had a couple of close calls as the younger people today don’t know what a semaphore indicator is!
     
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    Looks like you need new springs/shocks all round though.

    Only joking, it's a lovely Dub. Does it have the windscreen washers powered off the spare tyre? (Sorry my knowledge of Beetles is only sketchy, maybe that was later cars than yours).
     
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    No. Screen washers. No water in the car at all. And the wipers are only for show really as they don’t do a lot. Drum brakes all round too. No seat belts even. She’s very basic but driving her always puts a smile on my face.
     
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    I had a lovely beige beetle in about 1983. I swapped a boyfriend for it! Or rather he swapped me for a different girlfriend, kept the TR7 (seriously dodgy rustbucket) and I got given the new girlfiends old beetle. I’ve never had so many advisories on an mot! Eventually went to the beetle breaker in the sky and I acquired a brown Datsun as a company car!!
     
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    Soon they'll pop up again...:D

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    Only realised recently that VW don´t make the golf cabriolet anymore.
    In fact they don´t make any cabriolets anymore.

    Could be that VW and electric roofs don´t get on well.
     
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    You'd be wishing you kept that now, even restoration oval cars fetch big bucks.

    Mine was 6v too but I've converted it 12v for safety - fully reversible of course in case I decide to sell or go all original.
     
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    That's lovely and the colour is perfect.

    I agree, the new Beatle is only a less practical Golf...........and what have they done with the latest reincarnation? It looks very weird.
     
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    Some things are best left in the past without trying to recreate them in a modern form. MG springs to mind. They were classic cars and didn’t need the Zr,ZS and ZT versions bringing out. I used to have a ‘77 Midget way back. The mini too, the Beemer version isn’t a mini. Hell, its huge compared to the original. I’m sure there are many other examples, not just car related.
     
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    New mars bars are way too small.:D
     
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    You'll like this then!
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    It dates from the days when men were men and had flies in their teeth.
     

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