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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After incessant complaints from a to z, I am now calling all of my characters "special."
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.
If you make something idiot proof, a better idiot will come along.
Have you people never seen hipster doofuses before?
Why not a single shot of the car with the roof up??
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I think this car looks beautiful! But would I trade in my 2009 Rabbit for one? Too financially irresponsible at this point, but I know what my next car will be! (Unless they bring a golf carbio over )
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