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New Beetle TDI Picture Gallery Do you have a New Beetle TDI? If so write a message here describing it and insert a picture if you have one. If you don't have one on the computer, email me and I'll give you my address and I'll scan it for you. If you need web space for it, email me as well. Please make a short yet descriptive title for your vehicle.

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Old March 5th, 2012, 04:53   #391
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Intresting roof mod on your avatar NB.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 08:57   #392
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Sure my friends all make fun of me for it. Til they wanna go anywhere and ask me to drive cause it's best on fuel or drive it because it's so damn fun!
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Old March 10th, 2012, 08:59   #393
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I'm guessing by the paint under the hood is used to look like this:


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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:54   #394
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It comes down to Americans being insecure about their masculinity needing the large engined, black/grey macho machines. Those that favor style and still consider cars, boats, and planes to be feminine to begin with, do fine with Beetles, albeit not pink ones!

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Old March 12th, 2012, 13:30   #395
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I thought this thread was long dead and gone. After that happened I was told about suitability of the Beetle. By my youngest granddaughter. The clatter of the TDI on a cold start disturbed her and made her ask what was wrong. The five speed sort of put her off - she said if she drove it would stall at every intersection. On a bit longer run (when it was the first choice car to seat four) she gave it a thought and said she could "never drive a Beetle." Why? Because it was "too much of a girly girl car" for HER. So I have been told.

That one sort of got me. One does indeed have to think like a teenager to end up with that opinion. Anyone for 48 MPG on winter fuel with four snow tires?
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Old March 12th, 2012, 21:26   #396
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I thought this thread was long dead and gone. After that happened I was told about suitability of the Beetle. By my youngest granddaughter. The clatter of the TDI on a cold start disturbed her and made her ask what was wrong. The five speed sort of put her off - she said if she drove it would stall at every intersection. On a bit longer run (when it was the first choice car to seat four) she gave it a thought and said she could "never drive a Beetle." Why? Because it was "too much of a girly girl car" for HER. So I have been told.

That one sort of got me. One does indeed have to think like a teenager to end up with that opinion. Anyone for 48 MPG on winter fuel with four snow tires?
Yes, indeed our culture has become more "masculinized" since the New Beetle came to market. Yet learning proper clutch technique doesn't seem to be part of this image in everyone's mind.

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Old March 12th, 2012, 21:43   #397
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To some, me included, the New Beetle was about style and headroom, not gender identity. As a car afficionado, the classic fenders and look of the NB was my idea of an enlightened artistic driving experience. The alternatives were just blah boxes. Sure, a Corvette with a 50 mpg diesel priced right would have been a consideration if it had a back seat too .

It is a result of the insecurity some have with their own masculinity IMO. The NB was a "unisex" design when it was created but rapidly became "girly" since it did not fit the hypermasculine needs of today's homophobic culture. Race ready and hopped up, the cars look fine too, not unlike other classic hot rod designs.

I wasn't ready for a light blue one with pink flowers, mind you, having ordered one of the first platinum silver ones with black leather interior.

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Old March 12th, 2012, 23:41   #398
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Going from a Grand Marquis to a Beetle was definitely a change. Especially when I saw all the room I had in the garage. It's also one of the better road trip cars I've had. Not to mention getting much better fuel mileage.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 19:34   #399
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Going from a Grand Marquis to a Beetle was definitely a change. Especially when I saw all the room I had in the garage. It's also one of the better road trip cars I've had. Not to mention getting much better fuel mileage.
They are great, comfortable, and economical little highway cruisers that simply devour the miles. Handle severe crosswinds better than most cars, too.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 20:16   #400
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I thought this thread was long dead and gone. After that happened I was told about suitability of the Beetle. By my youngest granddaughter. The clatter of the TDI on a cold start disturbed her and made her ask what was wrong. The five speed sort of put her off - she said if she drove it would stall at every intersection. On a bit longer run (when it was the first choice car to seat four) she gave it a thought and said she could "never drive a Beetle." Why? Because it was "too much of a girly girl car" for HER. So I have been told.

That one sort of got me. One does indeed have to think like a teenager to end up with that opinion. Anyone for 48 MPG on winter fuel with four snow tires?
Lol it's nearly impossible to stall a NB TDI. I can get into 5th gear with out pressing the accelerator :lol
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Old March 15th, 2012, 19:04   #401
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It could be argued that ALL cultures compensate in this way, not just "Americans" as you say. But, yes, the concept is the same. The new beetle is way not feminine. It handles like a dream boat.
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Old April 29th, 2012, 13:07   #402
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Athough I've seen many more women driving in NBs, I've seen my share, primarily on forums like these, of very cool NBs. In fact, I cannot wait till I get mine - I've got some plans...
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:56   #403
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Indeed, a good highway cruiser - made so many runs from Mississippi to Indy and back; and from D.C. area to/from Indy. Though, it is hardly a stock NB, but
still retains it stock appearance other than the Turbo-S front; Aristo's; and barely lowered via NeuSpeed SoftSports; and the latest addition of Rigid Industries' D2's
in place of the stock fog lights.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 06:19   #404
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New beetle is feminine. You will see a lot of girls driving it and it has certainly got the fairer sex really interested in it.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 22:49   #405
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Methinks someone needs to read the enitre thread. Lots of secure males driving Beetles, too.
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