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Volkswagen New Beetle, Exterior, Auto Body, Paint, Convertible
#1 of 436 New VW Beetle Convertible
Dec 05, 2001 (4:12 pm)
I spoke with a VW sales person recently and he said they will be discontinuing the VW Cabrio and replacing it with the new VW Beetle Convertible (cabrio) He said the details were sketchy and didn't know when this would occur. Anybody out there know any more info on this? Will it be a 2002 or possibly a 2003?
Dec 14, 2001 (7:46 pm)
I had herd that the next generation Cabrio would be based on the next generation Jetta platform, and that VW may introduce a separate convertible using the new beetle body style. I think it would be a wonderful idea, considering the amount of after market shops that can charge and additional 20-30k just to chop the tops of many of them.
#3 of 436 release date...
Mar 13, 2002 (12:20 am)
i read in "new beetle convertible" web search and saw in the atlanta paper that the NB Convertible is to come out this fall. has anyone else seen this? also under the impression that the cabrio would be no more. true or false?
#4 of 436 Dealer's are taking orders
Apr 21, 2002 (6:00 am)
According to my dealer, (Jim Ellis, Marietta Georgia), the cars should be available by late October. They are taking $500 deposits for reservations against their first allotment. They expect 40 in their first group (They are one of the largest VW dealers in the country) and have taken about 20 reservations thus far (as of 4/16).
This was my first visit to a VW showroom in years, and it was a very plesant experience. Car is guaranteed to be no more than MSRP plus $299 doc fee.
Also, FYI, had 4 Passat W8's in stock...
Apr 21, 2002 (7:33 am)
Will this be a "chick" car?
Apr 21, 2002 (8:54 am)
I can't speak for everyone, but in this case, yes. It is for my mother. I've been hearing about wanting a beetle convertible for over 30 years. I'm finally taking the hint...
#7 of 436 A little more Beetle info...
Jul 24, 2002 (11:30 am)
The Beetle convertible, from what I've been told, is due out in November. It will be sold, at least initially, with only the standard gas engine with either a manual or automatic. The Cabrio is still listed as a model for 2003, but I would suspect the current version won't go on past the 2003 model year.
#8 of 436 I think there's a 1.8T version in the works....
Jul 26, 2002 (10:00 am)
The first VW Cabrio to have real power since Paul Newman stuffed a Porsche in the back of his.