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    Thread: Spotted: VW Up! commercial being filmed in SoCal.

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      02-20-2012 11:29 PM #1
      Spotted this over the weekend downtown.





      There was also a 4 door version:



      A block away, a Subaru commercial was being filmed:




      One of these windows, a couple of blocks away, belongs to a TCLer :
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      02-20-2012 11:31 PM #2
      Vad do you have nothing to do but walk the streets looking for cars?
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      02-20-2012 11:33 PM #3
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      Vad do you have nothing to do but walk the streets looking for cars?
      It's easy to walk around a lot when you have a garage like his.
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      Never noticed before that the 4-door doesn't get the kink in the rear window.

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      02-20-2012 11:36 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      It's easy to walk around a lot when you have a garage like his.
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      02-20-2012 11:37 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Vad do you have nothing to do but walk the streets looking for cars?
      No .

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      It's easy to walk around a lot when you have a garage like his.
      Dick .
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      02-20-2012 11:38 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      It's easy to walk around a lot when you have a garage like his.
      And with that, this thread is done
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      02-20-2012 11:57 PM #8
      Vad threads.
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      02-20-2012 11:58 PM #9
      So.... how is it in person?
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      Quote Originally Posted by feels_road View Post


      Never noticed before that the 4-door doesn't get the kink in the rear window.
      Sadly, it doesn't get a roll-down rear side window, either.

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      02-21-2012 12:00 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDubber View Post
      So.... how is it in person?
      White and tiny.
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      02-21-2012 12:03 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      White and tiny.
      How tiny?
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      02-21-2012 12:06 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      White and tiny.
      Must not say anything.
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      02-21-2012 12:06 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDubber View Post
      How tiny?
      A bit shorter than your 500 and definitely nowhere near as tall.
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      02-21-2012 12:07 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Must not say anything.
      That was a freebie. He didn't bite.



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      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalDubber View Post
      How tiny?
      It has almost exactly the same dimensions as a FIAT 500.

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      Quote Originally Posted by VadGTI View Post
      A bit shorter than your 500 and definitely nowhere near as tall.
      The looks are deceiving--it's only .3" shorter than a 500 in terms of height, and only .2" shorter in terms of length.

      Width is .5" wider than the 500.

      The other big difference is equipment--the Up! is a far, far more basic vehicle than the FIAT.

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      02-21-2012 12:12 AM #18
      was the red bus involved in the commercial? looks like it has a bigass dent in the slider door on the passenger side.

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      02-21-2012 12:16 AM #19
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      02-21-2012 12:45 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfTango View Post
      Who's the flat biller flipping you off?
      Subaru shoot crew.

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      was the red bus involved in the commercial? looks like it has a bigass dent in the slider door on the passenger side.
      Yep, had German plates and a dent.
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      02-21-2012 01:03 AM #23
      Vad, are you in on these things?

      I'm starting to wonder what you really do for a living....




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      Quote Originally Posted by bherman13 View Post
      Vad, are you in on these things?

      I'm starting to wonder what you really do for a living....



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      I want the GT Up! Probably the closest thing to the original Rabbit.

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      02-21-2012 01:41 AM #26
      Vad, what TCL'er lives in the PE lofts? Enquiring minds wanna know :p

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      Quote Originally Posted by MylesPH1 View Post
      Vad, what TCL'er lives in the PE lofts? Enquiring minds wanna know :p
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      Small and Cute...! LOL!

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      02-21-2012 01:55 AM #29
      Are these coming to NA? 0-60 in 13 seconds seems like a non-starter here.

      Did I read that correctly? The rear windows on the 4 door don't roll down? That's odd. Otherwise, I like it a lot.

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      02-21-2012 02:34 AM #30
      Those are cool..................my mother in law lives on Grand, whenever I visit we get to see commercials and movies being filmed!

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      02-21-2012 05:52 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by M5WannaBe View Post
      Are these coming to NA? 0-60 in 13 seconds seems like a non-starter here.
      Eventually, as with all VWs, there will be several engines. IMO, this has a better chance to come to the US than the Polo (especially, since it is much less expensive but of almost the same size, inside) - but profit margins on cars this size are almost non-existent. Would have to be a GTI version or similar to make money on it. While EVs/plug-ins still suffer from outrageous battery costs, I think such versions would also be neat on this platform.

      Quote Originally Posted by M5WannaBe View Post
      Did I read that correctly? The rear windows on the 4 door don't roll down? That's odd. Otherwise, I like it a lot.
      Probably related to visibility, design, and cost. At a size of a 500, the additional vertical bar (to separate the portion that fits into the door at roll-down) would have been in a weird spot. Also, this is a low-end car, so it helps making it affordable.

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      Quote Originally Posted by 16V_Scirocco_GTX View Post
      I want the GT Up! Probably the closest thing to the original Rabbit.

      Exactly...The early VW MKI Rabbit/Golf had around 75 hp or less, even in the USA.

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      02-21-2012 09:15 PM #33
      I just viewed a few YT vids of road tests and I'm impressed, it DOES remind me of a modern incarnation of the MKI Golf/Rabbit ..if it could come to the USA for around 10k or so I would be interested in this. The high quality is there and is what you would expect from VW but the thing I also really like is the very honest, simple interior and looks all the while being solid and high quality , just like the OLD original Beetle was. Something that has been missing in most modern cars for a long time now.

      I like simplicity, and high quality at a reasonable price.

      Where is this model being built?

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      02-21-2012 09:18 PM #34
      I'm glad to see someone got Vad a proper camera. No more blurry 1 megapixel cell phone pics.

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      02-21-2012 09:22 PM #35
      I want the 4 door

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