Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst 123456789 ... LastLast
    Results 101 to 125 of 248

    Thread: How many Beetles have you seen?

    1. Member KNEWBUG's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 12th, 2011
      Posts
      289
      Vehicles
      2014 BEETLE GSR
      01-12-2012 08:13 PM #101

    2. Junior Member Heaters X01's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 9th, 2011
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      69
      Vehicles
      2013 VW Beetle convertible:2.0L Turbo, Tornado red
      01-12-2012 08:24 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by KNEWBUG View Post
      Thanks KNEWBUG, where were these pictures taken?

      Take care.

      TY!

      -Roger
      Last edited by Heaters X01; 01-12-2012 at 08:28 PM.
      -Heater's X03 VW Car Plant Puebla 1 Heaters Youtube Channel: Radz Cars




    3. Member KNEWBUG's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 12th, 2011
      Posts
      289
      Vehicles
      2014 BEETLE GSR
      01-12-2012 08:29 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Heaters X01 View Post
      Thanks KNEWBUG, where was these pictures taken?

      Take care.

      TY!

      -Roger

      Long Beach California, last October


    4. Member KNEWBUG's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 12th, 2011
      Posts
      289
      Vehicles
      2014 BEETLE GSR
      01-12-2012 08:32 PM #104

    5. Junior Member Heaters X01's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 9th, 2011
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      69
      Vehicles
      2013 VW Beetle convertible:2.0L Turbo, Tornado red
      01-12-2012 08:42 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by KNEWBUG View Post
      Good work, as I said before. I have yet to see one in the wild. Will keep my eyes peeled.

      Thanks for sharing.

      -Roger
      Last edited by Heaters X01; 01-12-2012 at 08:54 PM. Reason: Spelling again. LoL!
      -Heater's X03 VW Car Plant Puebla 1 Heaters Youtube Channel: Radz Cars




    6. Member sonic_va's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 2nd, 2006
      Location
      Arlington, VA
      Posts
      497
      Vehicles
      2015 Audi A3 1.8T
      01-12-2012 09:20 PM #106
      Wow...I LOVE that toffee brown!

    7. Junior Member Heaters X01's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 9th, 2011
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      69
      Vehicles
      2013 VW Beetle convertible:2.0L Turbo, Tornado red
      01-13-2012 07:34 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by KNEWBUG View Post
      Thanks again KNEWBUG.

      Yes, toffee brown. I can dig it. Great car. I like all the colors. All I hear when I'm out driving my X01 Beetle buying gas or just stopped at a light, yes, at a stop light, they asked me, Is that the new VW? They love it.

      I have only had one problem with it. I fixed it myself. It was the window, when I pulled the auto up button for the passenger side window it went up and right back down. No the button did not break, this is a really fine car. Here is what I did. I put the window all the way down, next held up on the auto up button until the window reached the top, held the button 3 seconds, then pressed auto window button for window to go down, repeated, held auto button to make the window go up did not let go held button and after it reached the top held another 3 seconds. That fixed it. No more problems.

      The owners manual has answers that you can read concerning windows. Hope to see a 2012 toffee brown Beetle in my fun time driving in my 2012 Reflex Silver Metallic Volkswagen Beetle.

      Last edited by Heaters X01; 01-13-2012 at 07:37 AM.
      -Heater's X03 VW Car Plant Puebla 1 Heaters Youtube Channel: Radz Cars




    8. 01-14-2012 11:02 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Heaters X01 View Post
      I have only had one problem with it. I fixed it myself. It was the window, when I pulled the auto up button for the passenger side window it went up and right back down. No the button did not break, this is a really fine car. Here is what I did. I put the window all the way down, next held up on the auto up button until the window reached the top, held the button 3 seconds, then pressed auto window button for window to go down, repeated, held auto button to make the window go up did not let go held button and after it reached the top held another 3 seconds. That fixed it. No more problems.

      The owners manual has answers that you can read concerning windows. Hope to see a 2012 toffee brown Beetle in my fun time driving in my 2012 Reflex Silver Metallic Volkswagen Beetle.

      Interesting... looks like a reset procedure of some sort. Is this from the Owner's Manual?

      I think you skipped the part where you face South-Southwest, take a double shot of Jaeger-Meister and do a Chicken Dance.

      Congrats on the fix

      With my '01 NB, I have a hand grenade ready if kicking the tires don't fix it.

      BTW, I saw the third Beetle today (since the 1st week of Oct '11). It was a 2.5L Denim. Looks good!!!
      Last edited by Cadenza_7o; 01-14-2012 at 11:08 PM.

    9. Member
      Join Date
      Sep 27th, 2011
      Location
      Brooklyn, N.Y.
      Posts
      2,512
      Vehicles
      2012 VW Turbo beetle
      01-15-2012 04:03 AM #109
      This is why I continue to pay homage to 'The Cadenza Man'. Without him we would be
      like lost hikers wandering around the Utah salt flats with Bill as our leader, saying
      'Hmmmm' when asked which way to go in order to return to civilization ?

    10. Junior Member Heaters X01's Avatar
      Join Date
      Dec 9th, 2011
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      69
      Vehicles
      2013 VW Beetle convertible:2.0L Turbo, Tornado red
      01-15-2012 05:44 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza_7o View Post
      Interesting... looks like a reset procedure of some sort. Is this from the Owner's Manual?

      I think you skipped the part where you face South-Southwest, take a double shot of Jaeger-Meister and do a Chicken Dance.

      Congrats on the fix

      With my '01 NB, I have a hand grenade ready if kicking the tires don't fix it.

      BTW, I saw the third Beetle today (since the 1st week of Oct '11). It was a 2.5L Denim. Looks good!!!
      I'm still working on it. LoL! "What would life be without a challenge?"

      See page 48 under Reactivating the one-touch feature. I read this later after I reset my cars window. I felt lucky that it worked.

      The procedure I used was from the owners manual for the Mazda 2 that I had traded for the 2012 VW Beetle. Like the Mazda 2 the beetle's window had to be reset from time to time.

      If the procedure on page 48 or what I did does not work for you take it to the dealer.


      "I have seen at least 10 new 2012 Beetles and am enjoying my ride very much."



      -Roger
      -Heater's X03 VW Car Plant Puebla 1 Heaters Youtube Channel: Radz Cars




    11. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 21st, 2011
      Location
      California
      Posts
      327
      Vehicles
      2015 RLine Beetle (my 5th Beetle). Started with a '64 Ghia.
      01-22-2012 04:42 PM #111
      I have now seen 2 red 2.5's- may be the same one, but I was too far back when the traffic stopped.
      I have seen the same red one, twice, near work.

    12. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 21st, 2011
      Location
      California
      Posts
      327
      Vehicles
      2015 RLine Beetle (my 5th Beetle). Started with a '64 Ghia.
      01-26-2012 08:14 PM #112
      Saw a silver base turbo yesterday. The guy said he liked it. He went from a 2001 MB.
      Sorry NB- most of my time is spent with Moody Blues.
      Last edited by moodylucy; 01-26-2012 at 11:57 PM. Reason: oops....

    13. 01-26-2012 08:49 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by moodylucy View Post
      Saw a silver base turbo yesterday. The guy said he liked it. He went from a 2001 MB.
      Is that a Benz or a Moo Beetle???

    14. Member
      Join Date
      Aug 21st, 2011
      Location
      California
      Posts
      327
      Vehicles
      2015 RLine Beetle (my 5th Beetle). Started with a '64 Ghia.
      01-26-2012 11:56 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza_7o View Post
      Is that a Benz or a Moo Beetle???
      I need to put my glasses on when I try to post from my phone....

    15. Member plex03's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 10th, 2011
      Location
      Home of The NHRA U.S. Nationals
      Posts
      584
      Vehicles
      '12 Reef Blue Turbo Beetle; '08 Honda Element
      01-27-2012 07:06 AM #115
      I've had mine for almost a week now and including a round trip between Indy and Nashville plus the daily drive to work, I have not seen a single one.

      I have, however, had a TON of looks, comments and questions.

      In fact, while leaving a store the other evening a 5-7 year old brother and sister were arguing about a slug bug fight because one claimed it wasn't a Beetle. It was hilarious.

    16. Member
      Join Date
      Jun 4th, 2007
      Location
      Florida
      Posts
      890
      Vehicles
      VW MKV R32
      01-29-2012 02:47 AM #116
      Looks like my neighbor picked up a silver one, but not sure which model. I had mixed feelings when I saw it. Maybe it is just their driveway but it looked like the car would look so much better lowered by at least an inch. Unfortunately it didn't change my opinion about the rear view. It definitely needs a spoiler to break the back up. I will have to see one in person with the spoiler to see if it is enough for me.

    17. Member
      Join Date
      Dec 19th, 2011
      Location
      Jacksonville, FL
      Posts
      112
      Vehicles
      2012 Passat SE - Candy White
      01-29-2012 06:55 PM #117
      Finally saw another 2012 Beetle in FL. This one was white and in Orlando. Unfortunately, whomever bought it put some pastel graphics on it and some Pep Boys hubcaps on it. Not pretty one bit.

      I must say, the Beetle gets a lot of attention, though. I had 8 people approach me yesterday between Jacksonville and Orlando asking about it and wanting to look at it.

    18. Member Spasoje's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 14th, 2011
      Posts
      111
      Vehicles
      2003 Jetta 1.8T
      01-30-2012 09:43 PM #118
      Saw one "in the wild" in Vancouver (BC) - the first one I've seen this side of the border. It was a black turbo...
      \O8\==O==/8O/

    19. Member Rockerchick's Avatar
      Join Date
      May 10th, 2005
      Location
      Cary, NC
      Posts
      5,862
      Vehicles
      '03 BMP 20th GTI, '84 TD Jetta
      01-30-2012 10:35 PM #119
      Saw my third the other day. Red turbo.
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      VW-making mechanics out of owners since 1957.
      The project - '84 Jetta 1.6TD
      Hers - '03 BMP 20thAE GTI
      His - '01 Jetta TDI

    20. 02-02-2012 06:36 PM #120
      Since the 2012 Beetle arrived at dealerships in October, I've seen exactly ONE on the road. The fact that VW has only sold about 6500 of them in the US since that time is rather scary. It is clearly not as popular as the 98-10 generation. If it was, the base models (and hence, the most affordable ones) on lots would be flying out the door. I was all set to get one as soon as they came out, but now I'm glad I didn't. If the delay issues don't get resolved, and soon, this Beetle will either end up being a flop, or what little water-cooled Beetle community there is will fade to next-to-nothing.

      Only 1401 Beetles were sold in January. With a new model, and based on 2010 figures, this should have been about 4000.

    21. Member KNEWBUG's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 12th, 2011
      Posts
      289
      Vehicles
      2014 BEETLE GSR
      02-02-2012 09:20 PM #121
      I have had mine since Sept 24, 2011 and have not seen any others in my area. I drive a lot for work to the north of where I live, seen a total of four. My salesperson says the availablity of the car is very poor. They arrive to the dealer without VW telling them they are coming.




      KNEWBUG


    22. 02-02-2012 09:43 PM #122
      I see lots them at work every day In all honestly though, its an odd situation. When we get turbos in, they fly off the lot. But Ive not seen a single one driving, on the road, with someone behind the wheel who I DONT work with.

      I'll also note that so far, we've not had a single one that was a 5/6speed manual neither in turbo or 2.5L form.

    23. 02-02-2012 11:19 PM #123
      That is what's so baffling to me. While I agree that the 2.0T is an awesome engine (I have one in my 07 Passat), I NEVER thought that the majority of Beetle buyers would opt for it. I thought the typical Beetle customer would be on a limited budget and go for the Base models. I thought, Who is going to be willing to pay $26-27K (or even 30) for a BUG?

      If you look at the 98-10 models, there are a few turbos and a few diesels, but for those who own 98-05s, the overwhelming majority are 2.0s and after 06, 2.5s. Thus, I assumed that the typical Beetle person wouldn't put performance at the top of their list. I always assumed that the performance-oriented enthusiasts into small 2-door VWs would go for the GTI.

      This has totally changed the perception of what the Beetle once stood for. Basic, cheap transportation and lovable all in one. This would be like Ford bringing back a 21st century version of the Model T with a base 4-cylinder engine but only being able to sell high-end models with a Mustang's V8 under the hood!

    24. Member plex03's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 10th, 2011
      Location
      Home of The NHRA U.S. Nationals
      Posts
      584
      Vehicles
      '12 Reef Blue Turbo Beetle; '08 Honda Element
      02-03-2012 01:04 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by fiftysomething View Post
      That is what's so baffling to me. While I agree that the 2.0T is an awesome engine (I have one in my 07 Passat), I NEVER thought that the majority of Beetle buyers would opt for it. I thought the typical Beetle customer would be on a limited budget and go for the Base models. I thought, Who is going to be willing to pay $26-27K (or even 30) for a BUG?

      If you look at the 98-10 models, there are a few turbos and a few diesels, but for those who own 98-05s, the overwhelming majority are 2.0s and after 06, 2.5s. Thus, I assumed that the typical Beetle person wouldn't put performance at the top of their list. I always assumed that the performance-oriented enthusiasts into small 2-door VWs would go for the GTI.

      This has totally changed the perception of what the Beetle once stood for. Basic, cheap transportation and lovable all in one. This would be like Ford bringing back a 21st century version of the Model T with a base 4-cylinder engine but only being able to sell high-end models with a Mustang's V8 under the hood!
      I honestly think the styling inside AND outside has played a huge part in that. Outside, from a Turbo standpoint, is totally redesigned with a more aggressive look and the interior plus the "gadgetry" has raised the level on this vehicle, especially with the leather. It's an entire universe away from the previous "New Beetle".

      The comments, looks and questions I get on a daily basis would support that.

    25. 02-03-2012 04:44 AM #125
      So basically, it's turned into a modern-day muscle car. VW did want the Beetle to be more appealing to the masculine gender, and they got their wish, but it certainly appears that VW has done so at a great cost.........about a 50% sales drop. I really hoped this 2012 model would get Beetle sales back in the 40-50K range annually in the US, but with 1401 going out the door in January, they'll be lucky to sell 20,000 for all of 2012.

      I don't mean to come off as a glass half-empty kind of guy, but what this means is that the water-cooled Beetle community will die. Most 98-10s, with the exception of those owned by real enthusiasts are not well taken-care of. Go to a lot and look at used ones. Most will have scratches, scuffs, bad paint, dings and dents, and would need $5000 worth of work to look new again. Thus, the majority of 98-10s will end up in the scrapyard by 2020. Paired with 20K sales of the 2012+ models per year, you'll be lucky to see 1-2 modern Beetles at VW shows. Roswell 2013may end up having 10 people show up..........

    Page 5 of 10 FirstFirst 123456789 ... LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •