the royaly fuq'd up the roof on this one. Notice how theres not 1 single rear shot, and the one shot that has the roof mechanism shown is covered by a model chick.
previous beetle by comparison, beautiful soft-top mechanism, especially with the cover on. No exposed rails:
Last edited by Ungarisch; 10-03-2012 at 06:35 PM.
No flower cup, no care.
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If the car was all the same color, it'd look cheaper IMHO.
It's the same way that I think a Sonata looks better with chrome door handles and chrome grille versus having both of those items body color on the cheaper models.
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The regular coupe Beetle has body colored mirrors, so this isn't a cost cutting move.
Knowing how ridiculously nit-picky the VW design team is about completely inane crap, I'm betting there was some design reason to make the mirrors black. Probably was debated endlessly and took months to make a decision as well.
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If every car on the assembly line uses black mirrors, then they only have to produce, transport, store, and install two parts- a left mirror and a right mirror. If they build with color-matched mirrors, then they have 18 separate parts to manage instead.
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