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    2012 Beetle (porsche dna?)

    IMvHO there's something very 911'ish about the new 2012 VW Beetle, I'm not sure if its a good thing of a bad thing but it sure is there. Looks a lot better than the old one and should sit better with male costumers. Still not something I would ever buy. 

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    Re: 2012 Beetle (porsche dna?)

    I agree! I have seen a picture (in black) of the actual car, and it is very reminiscent of the 911.

     

     


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    It has come full circle appearance-wise. Beetle-911-new Beetle.

    Very nice car especially inside.

    According the the VW manager here, it drives very well.Not the girls' car it used to be.


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     Sorry, I don't see it. Not to a greater extent than previous Beetle(s)


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    It is a clever move by Volkswagen, the character of this generation is much different from its predecessor´s.

    Marketing clearly got inspired by Apple´s presentations...


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    KMM:

     Sorry, I don't see it. Not to a greater extent than previous Beetle(s)

    Maybe this will help.Smiley


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    Looks more like an enlarged 70's 911s than a newer Beetle.

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    the more i look at it.....i agree....
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    The new Beetle looks even crappier than the previous model.
    I prefer a "classic" Beetle, there are even fun ones with retrofitted Porsche engines and improved chassis, over this crap any time. It looks horrible.

    I can't see any 911 gene in this or the previous model and I really wonder how others do? 

    The new Beetle actually reminds me more of a PT Cruiser, don't know why.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    RC:

    The new Beetle looks even crappier than the previous model.
    I prefer a "classic" Beetle, there are even fun ones with retrofitted Porsche engines and improved chassis, over this crap any time. It looks horrible.

    I can't see any 911 gene in this or the previous model and I really wonder how others do? 

    The new Beetle actually reminds me more of a PT Cruiser, don't know why.


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW

    ..its the  front wheel archers (the PT cruiser thing) I see that too....but I also see 911. I cant see how others don't.Smiley1303223982444duck.gif

     


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    RC:

    The new Beetle actually reminds me more of a PT Cruiser, don't know why.

     

     

    I thought of PT Cruiser too, immediately. It's the way the rear slopes.

    Look at this 3/4 rear photo

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    IF 911 = Heidi Klum

    New Beetle = Heidi Klum + 300 lbs.


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    ...but Heidi Klum no less.


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    Honestly, I can't see a bit of a 911 in the new Beetle. 


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    RC (Germany) - Rennteam Editor Porsche 997 Turbo, BMW X5 M, BMW M3 Cab DKG, Mini Cooper S JCW


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    I see a bit of PT cruiser as well, which is NOT a good thing.

    I think people see 911 is because they moved the windsheld angle more vertical.


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    indeed shifting is ancient technology - so is a fuel burning engine..  I happen to like both :) 


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    RC:

    Honestly, I can't see a bit of a 911 in the new Beetle. 

     

    Same here.

    looks better than the previous one but still girlish.


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    RC:

    I can't see any 911 gene in this or the previous model and I really wonder how others do? 


     


    keep focussing on it for 20-30 minustes. once your eyes start to hurt you'll admit to seeing a bit of 911 Smiley


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    Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you.

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    Easy, smashed in the front, smashed in the back, chop down the roof, change the badge and a million more cosmetic surgery and you will see a 911 there.


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    Neither Beetle or Porsche, it just looks like crap. Inflated, bulbous and now for a fatter Barbi, the New Beetle is here.

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    I like it.  And there is a version with the Scirocco R underpinnings too.  Should be great fun!


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    This car is expected to drive very very well.

    However, it might be too sporty for the girls (the typical Beetle buyers) but too girlie in image and appearance for the boys. Who are targeted with the new model, I wonder


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    reginos:

    This car is expected to drive very very well.

    However, it might be too sporty for the girls (the typical Beetle buyers) but too girlie in image and appearance for the boys. Who are targeted with the new model, I wonder


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    "Form follows function"


    Probably Berlin or San Francisco residents.


     
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