It’s the end of the week! Let’s wrap it up by looking down at the VW Thing, but not metaphorically, because what kind of monster looks down on a Thing? It’s actually a pretty good bit of packaging--remember that’s a trunk up front, so all that sharp-cornered, corrugated area from the front bumper to the folded roof is for people, friendly animals, or stuff. It’s gloriously no-bullshit.
Senior Editor, Jalopnik • Running: 1973 VW Beetle, 2006 Scion xB, 1990 Nissan Pao, 1991 Yugo GV Plus • Not-so-running: 1973 Reliant Scimitar, 1977 Dodge Tioga RV (also, buy my book!)