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Since when?

We all know that the VW is a historic car, but since when it competes with mustangs and camaros?
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For many of us, it (and everything like it) doesn't compete.


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For us I think nothing replaces the fun and pride of driving a muscle car

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Hahaha. I don't know what to say about that article. I got a chuckle out of it though.

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Makes some sense, there are only so many affordable convertibles on the market.

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Thanks to the topic creator, water came out of my nose when I saw the pic of the Paul Walker lookalike standing next to his sweet ride eying that girl :P
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If you ask me the entire article is based on flawed logic, that if you want a convertible, anything in the category is up for consideration.

I will admit the convertible version of the new Beetle is less ungainly than the fixed roof versions, but not much. I have thought these cars all along were a huge miss. The relentless devotion to making it round is a parody of the original and the execution is function follows form, not the classic VW mantra form follows function.

In other words, its awkward and ugly and even with all that interior space the ergonomics are crap and the sight line out the windshield is compromised for the shape.

A real Beetle would be a fun car to have but I'd feel pretty silly piloting a New Beetle.

PS Guys in "skinny jeans" make me giggle. Guys in skinny jeans striking a pose with a red New Beetle convertible make me LMFAO.

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To most people, all convertibles are cross-shoppable. To limit the options further, a 4 seater convertible is an even smaller market. I see why they'd compare them. Most people don't care about drivetrain layout or power. It's just a fun, stylish car.

Every time I came across a picture of an original Beatle in that article, I'd go "damn, new bug looks awesome", then I'd realize it's actually an old Beatle and get sad again.
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The writer probably saw a picture of an old Mustang II and decided that would be comparable to the Beetle!

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Makes some sense, there are only so many affordable convertibles on the market.
I don't want to offend, but...

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I think the Mustang/Camaro are such good all-rounders (considering price) that people compare them to everything. Especially verts.

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