This Is What The Next VW Beetle Should Be

A few days ago, our own Patrick George wrote about the rumors that VW is considering dropping the slow-selling Beetle from its lineup. This got me thinking, because I still remember the joy I felt when VW re-introduced the Beetle name back in 1998. But, really, it's just a Golf in a costume. So what should a modern… » 3/12/15 3:40pm 3/12/15 3:40pm

Even Grouchy Jeremy Clarkson Learned To Fall In Love With The New Beetle

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 12/09/12 5:00pm 12/09/12 5:00pm

The 16-Year-Old VW Driver In This Terrible Crash Only Broke An Ankle

When you hear that a fully loaded semi plowed into the driver's side of a New Beetle, you expect this kind of damage. What you don't expect is for the driver to only suffer a broken ankle. » 9/06/12 2:40pm 9/06/12 2:40pm

The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle

After more than a decade of production, the New Beetle's grown mighty stale and, more importantly — effeminate. The all-new 2012 Volkswagen Beetle ditches the flowers for more power, bringing design and engineering back into this century with a masculine look decidedly planted in the last one. » 4/18/11 9:01am 4/18/11 9:01am

Woman Hits 400,000 Miles In New Beetle, Hell Freezes Over

Alice Mannion's 1998 Volkswagen Beetle just turned over an astonishing 400,000 miles. Impossible! Everyone knows VWs fall apart after 100,000 miles. Right? » 5/03/10 1:00pm 5/03/10 1:00pm

Googly-Eyed Drunken VW Beetle Pushes Anti-Drunk Driving Message

According to Copyranter, this VW Beetle is part of a German goverment agency initiative to reduce drunk driving around the many booze-fueled events in Deutschland. Why is the message in English? No clue. » 1/21/09 4:30pm 1/21/09 4:30pm

2010 VW Beetle

When Volkswagen released the New Beetle in 1998 it was a huge retro hit, but as all things do; it got stale. We're told VW is currently working on a replacement model due to be released in 2010 as either a 2010 or 2011 model year product. But what should we expect from this new New Beetle?

We're told the … » 11/25/08 3:30pm 11/25/08 3:30pm

2010 VW Beetle More "Manly" In Speculative Rendering

It seems that people at Volkswagen are planning to bring back the Beetle, again, and not just for commercials » 9/04/08 12:40pm 9/04/08 12:40pm. has learned that the new new Beetle is planned for 2010 and, unlike the previous generation, this one isn't going to be quite so feminine. Volkswagen is going to do things slightly differently in order to…

VW Beetle Nailed For 115 MPH Ticket, Year Not Given

How can the news outlets trumpeting this as a story not » 9/03/08 10:40am 9/03/08 10:40am include the year of this ticketed for 115 MPH on Colorado's I-25 freeway? This is central to the story here because a '49 split window has a much lower chance hitting triple digits than a 2006 sporting a fake daisy in the vase and an 'I heart Puppies' bumper…

VW to Recall 790,000 Cars. Oof.

The Car Company of the People will be sending out recall notices in April to 790,000 American purchasers of their product. The reason? A brake-light switch that may either leave the lights on or never illuminate them in the first place upon depression of the wide pedal. Affected? Glad you asked. Follow along and see… » 2/26/07 6:15pm 2/26/07 6:15pm

Podcasts About UFOs: Farago Podcasts About Roswell Vee Dub Convention

"Sometimes I see her sitting on the rooftop/Perched in a lawnchair and staring into the sky/I know that somewhere in some faraway galaxy/That some gray men with telescopes are gazing right into her eyes." -Grant Hart » 6/22/06 7:15pm 6/22/06 7:15pm