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Old 07-31-2003, 12:42 AM   #16
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personally I've never liked the new beetles. It's sad they are discontinuing the wrong model.



oh well....as long as BMW doesn't stop making the M5.....all is well in the world.
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Old 07-31-2003, 02:26 AM   #17
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Anyone else play the game "Slug Bug" (aka "Punch Buggy")?

Yes! My entire *schoolbus* played it...and there was a used car lot full of VW bugs on the way.

"slugbugredslugbuggreenslugbugblueslugbugyellow"
"isawtheyellowonefirst"
"noidid!"
"theredismineiwin"

And so the fights would begin! I don't recall my sister and I's games ever being violent like that.

Bye bye, Bug!

<---dreams of a Lemon yellow New Beetle.
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dreams of a Lemon yellow New Beetle.
A Lemon Beetle?

Redundancy at its finest!




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Haha. A guy across the road from my mums house owns a workshop which does up old Kombis and Beetles. There's also a Jalopy Shoppee on Parramatta Rd which sells them specifically.

We played punch buggy.
And pinch volvo.
You need a comeback when punched out of the blue like that.
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Old 07-31-2003, 07:37 AM   #20
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Looks really sureal:



The last Beetle leaving the Volkswagen Factory.

Any other product where extremely different people, from Adolf Hitler up to Hippies, fell in love with?

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Old 07-31-2003, 09:39 AM   #21
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My first car was a beetle. I completely did him up. He went from this:



to this:





He was a great car. A bit of a nightmare in the winter (what with having to drive along scraping ice off the inside of the windscreen, whilst wearing a hat, 2 coats and 2 pairs of gloves cos the heating was crap ) but I loved him. His name was Homer (cos he started off yellow). He stayed called Homer after he was blue cos homer wears blue trousers.

I only sold him cos I went travelling. I want him back.

ah. memories.
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Yes! My entire *schoolbus* played it...and there was a used car lot full of VW bugs on the way.


Yes, I remember in college passing a Beetle repiar shop in Alabama and being attacked by two friends who were in the van with me. I was an instigator though!


Bammo....AMAZING job!
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The more I think about it, the more I love the original beetle and hate the new one.

I remember a friend had a yellow one that was a 3-speed manual, yet he convinced me (and showed me) that you could drive it without changing gears manually.

I still do not understand it, but love that car.

RIP old beetle, aside from Hitler comissioning you, you were a great friend...
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adios amigo
I can't spell bye bye in German..aufsomething pet
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well I'll be.......

My old school friend Annie Antelope just rang That doesn't happen very often. ( her mum is ill and she wanted me to know).Annie owned the white Beetle ADI we used to get around in. She said she dreamed about me last night, sitting on her bed back at the old house , chatting like we did in the old days
What a funny thing. I told her the fascinating news about the "very last beetle of them all" She said she wishes she still had ADI **beep beep**

Look out , I'm moved to sing... I've been thinking all day about a David Bowie song I LOVED waaaaaaaaay back then, so dreamy,

"She'll come, she'll go
She'll lay belief on you
Skin sweet with musky oil
The lady from another grinning soul.

Cologne she'll wear
Silver and America
She'll drive a BEETLE car
and beat you down at cool canasta..."

I won't sing the chorus even though I LOVE it..it's a bit rude it is

peace music and beetle lovers
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bammo2: excelent work, both thumbs up

I wish i was so talented in doing carrepairs like you
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bammo2: excelent work, both thumbs up

I wish i was so talented in doing carrepairs like you
I had A LOT of help...huge amounts in fact. It helps that at the time I lived with a friend whose boyfriend was a VW mechanic. She's now in the process of building her own beach buggy from old bug parts. I'm so jealous.....
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Bammo2: BEEEEutiful bug!

I've got one, too. He's a 1969--bought him from the original owner about 12 years ago...but now he's in pieces in the garage (when he's all better, me and the husband will prolly fight over who gets to drive him).

Oh, and he has a native-american name. One day my mom and sister were driving him and, at a stoplight, my sister noticed that Mom's hair was moving a bit, but the windows were closed. They realized that the weather stripping was so bad that the wind was running through it...so he will forever be known as Wind Runds Through It!

Punchbuggy blue!
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I thought they stopped years ago ?? I didn't know Mex. still made them. My first boyfriend's car was a red one with white pinstripes and a black convertible top. It was ragged and made a terrible putting noise. It was a joke, he and each of his five sisters had their turn as it being 'their' car. What a thrill.

It reminds me of one of the lamest jokes ever. There were these 2 old ladies who bought one each. Standing on the lot, one opened the hood and cried that her motor was gone. Her friend yelled out, "don't worry, I have an extra one in my trunk you can have!"
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I didn't know they were still making them until I saw on this story on the news.
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