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Last ever VW Beetle model rolls off Mexican production line

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I guess all good things must come to an end, but it's sad to see them go.

We had one, a 1970 model - the engine looked like it came out of a lawnmower, but at least we could fix it ourselves when things went wrong. Not so these days...

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I'm sure no one wants to sit on the back seat. Once I travel with a 1970 VW Beetle and sitting in the back seat, it was 40 years ago. I have to change the seat with my friend after about 20 km. I couldn't tolerate the noise come from the engine. My friend loves it and he drives almost every day back then.

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the original was great the new version an ugly joke just like the mini.

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They could build an electric version,

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Cool shape and great styling.

It's a pity they are making the last ones in dull colours, not the poster paint-like primary colours used for Mexican taxis. They were really photogenic.

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After the war, the Allied countries made Volkswagen a priority in an effort to revive the German auto industry.

A British Army officer was responsible for restarting the factory and a number of Beetles were issued to the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) as staff cars/runabouts...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/3104469.stm

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Being a 2 door compact car certainly added to it's demise.

Most ordinary cars of that size have tons more space & accessability, making them far more suitable for the modern "common folks".

Looked at buying a 2nd hand one as a 2nd car a few years back - I had 2 beetles before 1966 & 70 - but just too limited.

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