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    First Drive: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible
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    Top Down In North America's Only Diesel Convertible Want proof that diesel is finally taking hold in North America? Look no further than this 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. For a while now, it's become easier to understand why more automakers are opting to pair their large-volume models with diesel, but it's only when a given technology or feature ...

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    Video: New VW Beetle backs into upset bikers
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    Smaller vehicles like motorcycles can prove more difficult to spot at times, but the driver of this New Beetle clearly just wasn't paying attention. This foolish case of distracted driving occurred when a new Volkswagen Beetle suddenly reverses into two riders waiting to exit a parking lot. The unexpected Beetle proceeds to knock the pair of bikers over ...

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    Video: Volkswagen building Beetle Shark Cage in honour of Shark Week [w/video]
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    What do sharks and the Volkswagen Beetle have in common? No, this isn't a joke. We can't really come up with any uncontrived correlations, but that isn't stopping VW from being the title sponsor of Discovery Channel's 25th annual Shark Week. But, apparently, VW and Discovery also had some difficulty relating a small, German hatchback to a large, ...

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    Report: Butch new Volkswagen Beetle earning more man love
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    Guys never seemed to warm up to the Volkswagen New Beetle, and it doesn't take a dual master's degree in psychology and automotive design to figure out why. The outgoing Beetle featured sheetmetal that could only be described as cutesy, and many (most?) men tend to shy away from vehicles that might result in the questioning of their manhood. Only 29 per ...

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    Translogic drives a poo-powered car
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    Translogic has driven a lot of interesting vehicles over the past two years. Our sister site filmed some of the first seat time in a Chevrolet Volt, drove Local Motors' Rally Fighter, got behind the wheel of an electric DeLorean, turned in the first test drive of the Lightning GT supercar, tried out the YikeBike, and even found a wacky wood-powered car ...

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    Video: Volkswagen puts a twist on its Beetle Super Bowl ad
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    Volkswagen has released an extended version of its Super Bowl ad ahead of the Big Game, and it may not be what you expected. While the automaker's teaser hinted toward yet another Star Wars-themed spot after the success of last year's "The Force," the new commercial focuses instead on a pudgy puppy named Bolt. The advertisement's tagline is "Back and ...

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    Detroit: Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept gives sexier shape to upcoming electric drivetrain
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    The Volkswagen E-Bugster Concept is not so much an exercise in adding even more edge to the redesigned Beetle and its more masculine retro look. Nope, it's more about what an all-electric Beetle would be like were VW to build one. The three-inch chopped roof and 20-inch wheels are just eye candy to get us to pay attention. What's really going on here is ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
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    Getting Back To Being A Credible Car For The Times Volkswagen's choice of Berlin for the launch of its 2012 Beetle inevitably struck us as curious – and not just because of the horrible abundance of construction projects in the city that makes driving a relative concept at best. The last time a Beetle was unveiled to massive acclaim in Berlin was ...

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    Video: Jay Leno drives world's oldest and newest Volkswagen Beetle in Wolfsburg
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    Jay Leno's job rules. Besides earning him enough scratch to buy and maintain just about anything he feels like in his famous garage, auto manufacturers are seemingly more than willing to jet him around the globe to sample their cars. This time, it's the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle, the arched-roof recipient of a top-to-bottom redesign. To give the story a ...

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    ABT has big plans for the little Volkswagen Beetle
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    Squint your eyes just so and a Volkswagen Beetle can start looking like a Porsche 911. And with good reason: the two were designed by the same man using the same basic principles. So with common heritage, it's little wonder that the latest model is already started to follow its sportier brother's lead. No, we don't mean an endless array of special ...