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    Thread: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet announced

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      10-03-2012 10:29 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by ATL_Av8r View Post
      At they put alloys on it. Not those goddamn steelies with chrome hubcaps like the coupe
      Those are actually alloys.

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      10-04-2012 12:38 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Swallow Doretti View Post
      I think if it the mirrors were chrome, I'd like it better. Black just looks cheap to me, because I know it's purely a cost-cutting move.
      No you don't.

      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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      10-04-2012 01:06 AM #28
      Black paint costs as much as any other paint so how is THAT a cost cutting move?
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      10-04-2012 02:00 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by TOMPASS View Post
      Showing your brand new car next to a "Mechanic on Duty" sign, priceless.
      My first thought, as well. And they should drop those baggy pants - one way or another.

      Quote Originally Posted by too_slow View Post
      The local VW dealership has tons of Beetles on the lot, but I have seen EXACTLY one base 2.5 on the road. This is a city littered with every variation of a Mini you can find, as well as lots of Golfs/GTi's. They should have just sold the Jetta Coupe
      Sells just fine in the US - 2,622 - best September for Beetle since 2003.

      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      No you don't.

      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.
      Yeah, that's my guess as well. There's a lot of black trim all over the place and the black roof - they probably thought it matches better.

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      10-04-2012 02:22 AM #31
      Just show me one that's lowered on some larger Porsche wheels.
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      10-04-2012 02:53 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      Black paint costs as much as any other paint so how is THAT a cost cutting move?
      The paint itself isn't the expense. Managing inventories of unique parts is where the production costs add up.

      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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      10-04-2012 03:33 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Ungarisch View Post
      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:
      When I first saw these pics it seemed really obvious that the model was positioned to block the roof in the down position in profile. Too obvious, like they know it's ugly too.
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      10-04-2012 07:04 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by jamie@vwvortex View Post
      No you don't.

      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.
      The cost cutting may be used to help offset the extra cost of the power cabrio top + structural reinforcements that come with chopping the roof off.

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      10-04-2012 07:12 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Shomegrown View Post
      The cost cutting may be used to help offset the extra cost of the power cabrio top + structural reinforcements that come with chopping the roof off.
      Sure, if the Beetle had a thousand mirrors!
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      10-04-2012 11:08 AM #36
      His jeans are Buffalo and hers are from Nordstroms, now moving on.....I love the lines of this car. Can't wait to see the 50's,60's, and 70's themed additions coming. I will most definitely be picking one of these up.
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      That dude has absolutely no interest in her.
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      10-04-2012 12:55 PM #42
      Have you people never seen hipster doofuses before?

      Why not a single shot of the car with the roof up??
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      10-04-2012 01:24 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Ungarisch View Post
      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.
      It looks much better with the tonneau cover installed. Not sure why they didn't use it for the press photos. When it's installed you can't see any of the roof mechanism.

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      10-04-2012 01:32 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Anthony@VMG View Post
      It looks much better with the tonneau cover installed. Not sure why they didn't use it for the press photos. When it's installed you can't see any of the roof mechanism.

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      10-04-2012 04:49 PM #45
      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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      10-04-2012 05:17 PM #46
      I wonder how structurally rigid the new Beetle vert is.
      Might make a good rental car.


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      10-04-2012 05:18 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by LindsayLowhan View Post
      His jeans are Buffalo and hers are from Nordstroms, now moving on.....I love the lines of this car. Can't wait to see the 50's,60's, and 70's themed additions coming. I will most definitely be picking one of these up.
      I deleted that post- did not realize somebody had already commented on the same pic on page one.

      And I am completely ignorant of youth fashions... I guess voluntarily.
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      10-04-2012 05:55 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by silverspeedbuggy View Post
      Does the Turbo get the rear spoiler? Pirate-shirted lady is in the way.
      Yes. My guess is that it wasn't ready in time...

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      They look like they are stranded due to VW reliability, and he is trying to find the mechanic on duty.
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