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    First Drive: 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible
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    Top Down In North America's Only Diesel Convertible Want proof that diesel is finally taking hold in North America? Look no further than this 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible. For a while now, it's become easier to understand why more automakers are opting to pair their large-volume models ...

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    Report: Mexico finally stomping out its fleet of VW Bug taxis
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    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. VW hasn't built the classic Beetle since 2003, the same year that ...

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    Report: Hundreds of vintage VWs scrapped over Florida zoning [w/video]
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    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 ...

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    Paul Newman's mid-engine V8 Beetle on sale for $250K
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    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. Paul Newman loved him some ...

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    Video: A look back at the history of the Volkswagen Beetle
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    Our cohorts over at AOL Autos have gone through the trouble of creating a video to take a look at the history of the Volkswagen Beetle. With the People's Automaker pulling the covers off the 2012 Beetle at this year's New York Auto Show, there couldn't be a more fitting time to crack open the ...

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    Porsche Boxster + vintage Volkswagen Bug = Bugster
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    This is a melding of two seemingly very different cars we can get behind. The melding of one car's running gear and another's body isn't a new practice, but so often it turns out terribly. Need an example? Check out the dozens of F-Body Chevrolet Camaro coupes with 4x4 running gear that haunt ...

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    Volkswagen New Beetle still number one with the ladies
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    Volkswagen New Beetle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Men, take note: According to a new survey from research firm TrueCar, the Volkswagen New Beetle is (still) the ultimate car for women. Apparently, its combination of cute-as-a-button looks and affordable pricing make the reborn ...

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    LA 2009: Volkswagen shows off "Final Edition" New Beetle models
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    2010 Volkswagen New Beetle - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Signifying the end of what has been a long run, Volkswagen has introduced "Final Edition" models of the New Beetle coupe and convertible. Each will be limited to a run of just 1,500 units. Under the hood is VW's familiar ...

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    VIDEO: Mechanically-inclined ninja blows our collective mind
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    You won't believe your eyes – Click above image to watch video after the jump
    Years and years ago, we saw punk rock legend Mike Watt break an E-string on his bass during a fIREHOSE show. Without missing a beat, he yanked a new string from beside his amp, slid it through the bridge, tied it ...

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    REPORT: Next New Beetle will have bigger back seat
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    2009 Volkswagen New Beetle – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The "New Beetle" was a smash hit when it debuted in 1998, and the cutesy little Bug immediately jumped to sales of 83,434 the next year. Over the next 10 years, however, Volkswagen left the spiritual successor to the ...

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    eBay Find of the Day is just in time for Easter
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    Click above for a gallery of the Funny Bunny
    The Volo Classic Car Museum in Illinois has this pink treat from the movie Uncle Buck for sale. The Funny Bunny is a Volkswagen Bug that was turned into a mouse that, according to the Volo, has been turned into a bunny. Even though it's got a mouse ...

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    Golden Oldie: 18-karat Vee-Dub in Bucharest
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    This isn't exactly what the recording industry had in mind when The Beatles went gold for the first time. But then, who would have predicted back then that the Iron Curtain would fall and that Eastern Europe would grow into one of the world's largest markets for tasteless luxury items. This 1968 ...

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    VIDEO: To kill a Beetle bug: Hippie VW gets shredded
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    When people have a love of YouTube and a lot of free time on their hands, some pretty crazy things can happen. Someone with a spare first-generation VW Beetle and a car shredder decided to be creative in dismantling their hippie heirloom, so they slapped together a faux-comedy. The action saves ...

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

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    Old Bug charm: limited edition New Beetle Triple White arrives
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    click above image to view addition high-res pics of the VW New Beetle Triple WhiteFor those of you who really want to relive the past, VW is releasing a 1970's retro edition of it's already retro New Beetle. Beginning this week, only 3,000 Triple White New Beetles will be released into the wild, ...

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    Speculative sketchiness: The new New Beetle?
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    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. German ...

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    Jeep airs new ads: lizard show-down
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    Starting tomorrow (Monday, September 18), Jeep will air five new TV spots. The first clip to surface is this crazy "Lizard" ad, which shows a lizard in the desert, puffing up to challenge an old Wrangler. The Wrangler puffs up even bigger, scares off the lizard and settles down to the shape of ...

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    VIDEO: Jet-powered VW New Beetle
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    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. While Patrick admits the car was built more for show ...

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