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2019 model year VIN information reportedly reveals that the end is near

There could be a Final Edition for the 2019 Volkswagen Beetle, according to VIN code information submitted to NHTSA.

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Sportscars, electric cars, and even a luxury vehicle or two

The average American drives over 13,000 miles per year, but some cars barely ever get those miles put on them. Here are the least-driven vehicles in America.

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Prequel wants to restore franchise before Hasbro-toy-universe reboot

Prequel wants to restore franchise before Hasbro-toy-universe reboot.

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It has a 210-horsepower air-cooled engine

As charming and cute as classic Volkswagen Beetles are, there's no getting around the fact that they're not especially sleek, nor are fast. At all. That is with the exception of this, the Memminger Roadster 2.7. It's a custom Bug built by a German restoration shop called Memminger. It's low, it has extremely wide, pumped up fenders, and has been turned into a two-seat roadster. It almost looks like a Porsche 356, but bigger. And check out those sweet plaid seats.

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Electric Beetle plans rejected; I.D. Buzz will be the nostalgia model

Volkswagen's head of R&D says the New Beetle dies with this current generation. The I.D. Buzz EV will become the brand's heritage-inspired model.

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The pint-sized VW Beetle has a loyal fanbase in Ethiopia.

"They never fail you - they take you anywhere and have excellent functionality."

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Judge approves $14.7-billion settlement in TDI cheating case.

One step at a time.

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Why a Wankel? Because you can.

Jay Leno's Garage focuses on a '66 Bug with the heart of a 1990 Mazda RX-7.

Only used for short church trips.

As close as you can get to a new classic Beetle, it was driven sparingly for only four years.

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Say it ain't so, VeeDub.

Volkswagen reportedly intends to axe the Beetle in 2018 to make more room for crossovers, but the move seems premature. The vehicle remains an icon, albeit a slow selling one.

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Charges include nine counts of reckless driving.

The dune buggy driver that ran wild across San Diego as part of a viral video has been hit with 26 misdemeanors. He calls it a "small bump in the road."

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Happy birthday, Beetle! This week marks 70 years since Volkswagen first started producing the Bug at its Wolfsburg plant after the end of World War II.

Auctions

The 1953 Volkswagen Beetle used in the filming of Herbie Rides Again and Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo sold this week for $86,250, setting a new record for Vee-Dub bugs.

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The 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Dune Cabriolet at the LA Auto Show looks ready for the desert with its upgraded styling and Sandstorm Yellow paint. No upgrades are made to the Beetle's 1.8 TSI and a six-speed automatic, though.

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Volkswagen finds the perfect pair of jeans for the 2016 VW Beetle Denim special edition that includes loads of blue touches that are inspired by the classic fabric.

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Volkswagen takes inspiration from classic Baja Bugs for the 2016 Beetle Dune and brings an offroad-inspired look to coupes and convertibles.

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Petrolicious knows how to find a great story. Its latest video highlights an automotive artist and the 1953 Volkswagen Beetle that he drives to work everyday.

Recalls

VW is recalling 92k models from 2015 and 2016 in the US because a camshaft lobe can fail and cause the power brakes to stop working. This recall includes the Jetta, Golf, Passat, and Beetle.

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