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      09-11-2011 10:26 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by interna View Post
      Denim Blue:
      Thanks for sharing! I like it. Still not sure, I've got time to decide.
      Last edited by moodylucy; 09-11-2011 at 10:30 PM.

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      09-12-2011 01:35 PM #72
      Uh oh... It looks like the fenders are metal rather than plastic now. The plastic fenders made slamming the older NB's a dream, you could rub all day and never worry about rust.

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      09-22-2011 02:39 PM #73
      I want a bug.

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      09-22-2011 07:16 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by SMG8vT View Post
      Uh oh... It looks like the fenders are metal rather than plastic now. The plastic fenders made slamming the older NB's a dream, you could rub all day and never worry about rust.
      CONFIRMED: the fenders are STEEL.

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      09-22-2011 07:19 PM #76
      Saturn Yellow:










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      09-27-2011 02:14 PM #77
      God i love the Beetle!

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      10-30-2011 12:34 PM #78
      Vamos a la playa!

































    9. 01-10-2012 02:26 PM #79
      Lookilook:

      >>> Colorful. ...

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      01-10-2012 04:27 PM #80
      El Beetle!

      (Hah! See, I did learn something in Puebla, Ron. The only other Spanish I know is the name the other workers called me, Senor Estúpido. I figure it is probably some sort of honorary title.)

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      01-10-2012 07:29 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by UTE View Post
      El Beetle!

      (Hah! See, I did learn something in Puebla, Ron. The only other Spanish I know is the name the other workers called me, Senor Estúpido. I figure it is probably some sort of honorary title.)

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      Yes! And if you return there for their 'Cinco de Mayo' Festival later this Spring I'm sure you will
      be carried through the streets on the shoulders of the townspeople. Just don't mention your
      18 'loves' to them, for it might bring out a 'tad' of anger. Just wear a St. Guadalupe medal around
      your neck, smile a lot, and if you prefer, carry one of your Venus Fly Traps in a vase. P.S. - The
      'Flytraps' are partial to Tequila but no more than ' half-a-jigger ' a day for safety's sake.

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      01-11-2012 01:22 AM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by SMG8vT View Post
      Uh oh... It looks like the fenders are metal rather than plastic now. The plastic fenders made slamming the older NB's a dream, you could rub all day and never worry about rust.
      Could rolling/pulling the fenders be more controlled too though?

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      01-11-2012 01:25 AM #83
      Better for full-blown custom work on the fenders? Yeah probably.

      Nothing's easier than just grinding the inner lip off with a Dremel and never worrying about rust though.

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      01-28-2012 02:26 PM #84
      Quote Originally Posted by RidinRetro1973 View Post

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      01-28-2012 08:30 PM #85
      The 'Moody One' has informed her husband that she has, after long deliberation,
      brought her favorite exterior color selection down to 'one of nine' (actually ten when you
      realize there are two blacks offered)...........and wheels & interior are nowhere as close
      to a final decision yet. I can just see her salesman showing her a car arriving at the
      dealership with exactly what her last stated selections were, and her saying, 'Hmmm! I'm
      not sure about this......what else can you show me?'

    16. 02-23-2012 06:46 AM #86
      White/Blue:


























































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    17. 02-23-2012 06:48 AM #87
      Black/Orange:




























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      02-23-2012 10:02 AM #88
      Love that white interior on the RS Beetle.

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      02-23-2012 10:22 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by UTE View Post
      Love that white interior on the RS Beetle.

      Bill
      Yea, but put an 'all out bulletin' for his missing rear headrests ! The 'Cadenza Man'
      has a bloodhound that need only take one sniff of that rear backrest to track down
      the culprit. He's never needed more than a day to get results.

    20. 02-23-2012 12:28 PM #90
      That black/orange one is giving me ideas.

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      02-23-2012 07:48 PM #91
      Check out the single gauge pod with the clock....lots of possibilities there...

    22. 02-25-2012 10:25 AM #92
      Denim Blue with Circle White:








      Merci, SKRINk_skrink!
      Last edited by pehero; 02-26-2012 at 03:35 AM.
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      02-25-2012 03:25 PM #93
      I'm a GTI owner, but here's my turbo service loaner. The guys at my dealer are awesome and knew I'd love this. Sounds different vs. my GTI even though it's the same engine (though I have an FSI and not a TSI).

      Haven't seen many of these on the roads yet.





      No wheel controls, which did surprise me.

      Even better: The service was free (Mechatronic recall). I get to play with this thing all weekend
      Last edited by Buran; 02-25-2012 at 03:27 PM.

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      02-25-2012 03:36 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Buran View Post
      I'm a GTI owner, but here's my turbo service loaner. The guys at my dealer are awesome and knew I'd love this. Sounds different vs. my GTI even though it's the same engine (though I have an FSI and not a TSI).

      Haven't seen many of these on the roads yet.





      No wheel controls, which did surprise me.

      Even better: The service was free (Mechatronic recall). I get to play with this thing all weekend
      The Black Turbo Launch Edition comes with the RCD-310 sound system which does not have the controls on the steering wheel. The 19" wheels come on that edition. They were a preordered model where only 600 were able to preorder on a VW website starting last June 2011

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      02-25-2012 03:56 PM #95
      It does have the RCD-310, which isn't bad. I miss my retrofitted RNS-510 (my car's an '07) though. But it looks like the 510 would fit in the Bug. I do like the 19" wheels -- 18" is just about right on my GTI, but I think those wheels would look too small on this Beetle.

      I definitely am not big on the long doors in two-door cars, but it's a fantastic weekend loaner to have.

      I do wish that the thumb knob to change the lighting on the door speakers worked on the dash lighting, too. I miss the '00-'09 blue dash lights already!

      Is the "TURBO" graphic a launch edition thing, or do they all have that? If I were to buy one of these, I wouldn't want the label.

      Almost had to give it up for a 2.5 as the dealer had a customer that wanted to buy it (and they were going to send someone out to trade cars with me!) but the customer decided at the last minute to go for a different color. Still, the 2.5's a pretty good engine -- I recently drove a 2012 Jetta with it and it had a lot more spunk than I'd imagined.

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      02-25-2012 06:18 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Buran View Post
      Is the "TURBO" graphic a launch edition thing, or do they all have that? If I were to buy one of these, I wouldn't want the label.
      Comes with the Launch Edition models only. It is an available accessory through the VW catalog, though.

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      02-26-2012 01:38 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by pehero View Post
      I'm surprised how it can pull both the retro look and the modern sporty look that we saw on the modded white Turbo with GT3 RS style graphics.

      I would love a Denim blue with those white wheels. That color isn't available in my country, though.
      Previously known as Son of a B...5er!

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      02-26-2012 05:29 PM #98
      Westlake Village California.....








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      02-27-2012 08:27 PM #99
      Leather interior, NAV and FENDER sound, PADDLE shifters on steering wheel. Has been lowered 1 inch by Nuespeed in Camarillo California. Only problem is it came with three tires of one brand(HANKOOK) anmd one tire (BRIDGESTONE), he is waiting to here from VW on what they are going to do???






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      02-27-2012 08:36 PM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by KNEWBUG View Post
      Leather interior, NAV and FENDER sound, PADDLE shifters on steering wheel. Has been lowered 1 inch by Nuespeed in Camarillo California. Only problem is it came with three tires of one brand(HANKOOK) anmd one tire (BRIDGESTONE), he is waiting to here from VW on what they are going to do???






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      The red looks awesome and even more awesome lowered! How does a car have different wheels! Does not add up! I hope VW gets it together soon.

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      02-27-2012 08:52 PM #101


      More pictures from SUPERCAR SUNDAY, Woodland Hills California, last Sunday of every month:

      http://rides.webshots.com/album/582404183sgqURq




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      02-28-2012 09:46 AM #102
      Curious if the Beetle handles as well as the current GTI. Love the style though!

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      02-28-2012 10:37 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by spongebob_squarepants View Post
      Curious if the Beetle handles as well as the current GTI. Love the style though!
      The Turbo is close to GTI feel, but softer. VW wants the GTI to always be their best handler. But since the Beetle is based on the Golf/GTI, many have considered swapping in the GTI bits to more closely mimic the handling.

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      02-28-2012 05:38 PM #104
      The Launch Edition Turbo Beetle which comes with Sport Suspension/19" wheel package actually pulls more G's than a GTI on the skid pad*. But, the Beetle is less aerodynamic. As a result, they tie in the slalom.

      * per Cars.com which compiles test results from multiple sources

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