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    Thread: 2012 Beetle debuts!

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      04-18-2011 12:43 AM #1
      Here it is...

      FULL STORY & PHOTOS...








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      04-18-2011 12:51 AM #2
      i want hybrid TDI

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      04-18-2011 12:52 AM #3
      N I N E - F O O T E R S

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      04-18-2011 12:55 AM #4
      I'm excited. I'm sure it will look much better than every spy photo and rendering. VW did a great job keeping it under wraps. And is it 8pm or 8am?

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      04-18-2011 12:55 AM #5
      8 pm EST

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      04-18-2011 12:59 AM #6
      I hope it looks like this

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      04-18-2011 01:00 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by iPinch View Post
      Anyone else as excited as I am? Here is a 85% accurate render of it:
      What is the 15% that's not accurate?
      :gift:

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      04-18-2011 01:06 AM #8
      any hints that AWD will be offered?

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      04-18-2011 01:14 AM #9
      thats g14 classified.

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      04-18-2011 01:26 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      What is the 15% that's not accurate?
      the exterior

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      04-18-2011 01:48 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      the exterior


      VW needs to pull off a successful design, very important car for the US market.
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      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      04-18-2011 02:00 AM #12
      Got a sneak peak of the car, very excited to check it out in person at the NYIAS.
      I'd really love a Defender.

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      04-18-2011 02:14 AM #13
      Came in hoping for leaked photos...will come back later.

    14. 04-18-2011 06:02 AM #14
      Cooooool !!! We haven't had a good 10 page long Bash on a New Release on TCL for a while

      Really looking forward to the Blood bath

      I will be back same time tomorrow...with my pitch fork

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      04-18-2011 06:04 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by timmy222 View Post
      Cooooool !!! We haven't had a good 10 page long Bash on a New Release on TCL for a while

      Really looking forward to the Blood bath

      I will be back same time tomorrow...with my pitch fork


      Damn! I was about to post something in regards to a pitch fork! Make mine medium-rare!
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      04-18-2011 06:13 AM #16
      Well Motor Trend broke the embargo (again) at 2am or so.

      http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ook/index.html


    17. 04-18-2011 06:14 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Damn! I was about to post something in regards to a pitch fork! Make mine medium-rare!
      Some one should have started a Poll Thread on what TCL reactions will be tomorrow

      From level 10- I love it, will order it now to..

      Level 1- I think I'm about to Vomit

      Knowing TCL, as being a harsh crowd I can see a few level one's coming

      Tomorrow will be an interesting day

    18. 04-18-2011 06:17 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      Well Motor Trend broke the embargo (again) at 2am or so.

      http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/...ook/index.html

      Actually that is not bad..not as ugly as I thought it would be

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      04-18-2011 06:17 AM #19
      IT HAS BEGUN!!!


      And it's loooooking gooood!

      Seriously, this is as close as one could get to the original design.

      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      04-18-2011 06:19 AM #20
      It's still a chick car.

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      04-18-2011 06:24 AM #22
      Both the interior and exterior look WAY better than I thought they would. Cool car

      I imagine the base model cars won't look as nice as that though

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    24. 04-18-2011 06:32 AM #24
      Well some one here has to start the Blood bath
      So I will start..

      There is No vase and flower in the interior..do not want!

      But being serious its all quite nice, not stunning but with the beetle shape there is not much you can do


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      04-18-2011 06:38 AM #25
      Front
      Mixed feelings will have to see different colours - much the same as the NB facelift but with the up! lower grill.

      Rear/Side
      First thoughts very Porsche like and sporty

      Interior
      Looks funky but similar to the Sharan Minivan sold in the EU???? Turbo boost gauges?
      First impressions good but not as good as the New Beetle in the funk styling.

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      04-18-2011 07:00 AM #26
      What? The VW site still says there are 30 minutes left.

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      04-18-2011 07:02 AM #27
      Where on the site does it say this?
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      Wow, TCLers are not a photogenic bunch
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      My god...this thread is pure homosexual excellence.

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      04-18-2011 07:03 AM #28
      Do I have to turn in my man card? I actually dig it
      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

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      04-18-2011 07:05 AM #29
      So the scirrocco would cannibalize GTI sales, but this ugly turd won't?

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      04-18-2011 07:06 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by CosmicTDI View Post
      Where on the site does it say this?
      http://global.volkswagen.com/content...culture=en_COM

      25 minutes now. Warning, there's also some nasty javascript that tries to resize your browser window.

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      04-18-2011 07:09 AM #31
      I'm gonna go ahead and give this a big thumbs up.
      Based on looks and available engines alone, it's an order of magnitude cooler than its predecessor.


      The interior will have the rock hard plastics of the Jetta, but with the fun sporty design and GTI running gear it still makes a great case for itself for around $20k.

      Secondary sub-poll: Beetle 2.0t vs. Juke??
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      04-18-2011 07:12 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Do I have to turn in my man card? I actually dig it
      Same here. I don't think you'd have to turn in your man card. Just keep the color out of the pastels and you're good.

      I could drive one in a dark grey, dark blue, or something along the lines of Vw's Blue Graphite Metallic.
      soldierguy

      AWD wagon-ish thing

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      04-18-2011 07:14 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Mazda 3s View Post
      Do I have to turn in my man card? I actually dig it
      Quote Originally Posted by soldierguy View Post
      Same here. I don't think you'd have to turn in your man card. Just keep the color out of the pastels and you're good.

      I could drive one in a dark grey, dark blue, or something along the lines of Vw's Blue Graphite Metallic.
      Shouldn't feel bad; they're specifically trying to appeal to more men with this one.
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      04-18-2011 07:24 AM #34
      I hope those aren't god-awful LED fairy lights

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      04-18-2011 07:27 AM #35
      Is engine in the back?

      Still looks like a mechanics nightmare.

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