VW Beetle

  • 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, Bear Mountain, NY, May 2012

    It's not all that fuel efficient, but it's more fun to drive than we expected. That's our reaction to a quick drive last month in a blue 2012 Volkswagen Beetle. It's the entirely redesigned follow-on to the former New Beetle model that was perhaps best known for its dash-mounted flower vase--which quickly gave it the reputation of a "chick car," for better or worse. The new 2012 Beetle has butched up, with tauter, less rounded lines and a profile that reminds some of an old Porsche. We don't quite see it, but for a car whose defining shape is almost a blob, VW's stylists have done an...

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