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752013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible

Top Down In North America's Only Diesel Convertible

22Mexico finally stomping out its fleet of VW Bug taxis

If you've ever wanted to flag down one of Mexico City's classic Volkswagen Bug taxis, you'd better book your travel now. The last of the iconic cabs will be decommissioned by the end of the year, according to the Associated Press.

21Hundreds of vintage VWs scrapped over Florida zoning [w/video]

We certainly understand the need to scrap older vehicles. Not only is it impractical to preserve every car that's ever been built, but why would you want to? That said, decisions to destroy old cars, whether under the auspices of a government program like Cash For Clunkers or by profit motive at an automotive recycler, should be made by informed individuals. That way, vehicles that may have potential as collectibles don't unnecessarily vanish.

8Paul Newman's mid-engine V8 Beetle on sale for $250K

This Volkswagen Beetle is priced to sell at $250,000. No, there's no typo in that figure. This 1963 VW Bug has celebrity ownership, as it once belonged to Mr. Paul Newman. Still not doing it for you at that price? Perhaps a peak under the hood will change your mind.

23LA 2009: Volkswagen shows off "Final Edition" New Beetle models

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle - Click above for high-res image gallery

41VIDEO: Mechanically-inclined ninja blows our collective mind

You won't believe your eyes – Click above image to watch video after the jump

16eBay Find of the Day is just in time for Easter

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AddIt's Friday: Beetle finally put out to pasture?

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3SCM counts down Top 10 eBay Motors auctions that shouldn't have happened

You see it all the time on eBay; resolute bidders refusing to pull out, even though they've driven the price up far beyond reason. Harder to find these days are the mythical screaming deals of yesteryear - things that go stupid-cheap to a shrewd buyer with an evil chuckle. Sports Car Market has been watching the wackiness as well, and they've put together a nifty slideshow of wallet tragedies and sales that equate to theft. Even still, in their list, there are more examples of fools and their m

10Old Bug charm: limited edition New Beetle Triple White arrives

click above image to view addition high-res pics of the VW New Beetle Triple White

22Speculative sketchiness: The new New Beetle?

When Volkswagen unveiled the New Beetle in 1998, the buzz was considerable. A smitten public got on waiting lists to acquire the early Bugs, and the cars attracted attention wherever they went. It's now 2007, and over the intervening years, the car's retro styling has gotten a bit stale.

5VIDEO: Jet-powered VW New Beetle

Astute readers of Autoblog will no doubt remember pics of the jet-powered Volkswagen New Beetle we posted a while back. Owner Ron Patrick was recently interviewed by the San Francisco Chronicle and fired up the fire-breathing Beetle on camera.

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