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The iconic VW Beetle is going away - here's what it was like to drive a $27,000 version of the Bug

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

VW is ending the long run of the Beetle.
The car was in production, in various forms, for 80 years.
A few years back, I tested an offbeat trim level - the Dune Beetle - and I was impressed.
You have to be versed in VW Bug lore to fully appreciate the "Dune" Beetle, which along with all other Beetles is on the way out after an eight-decade run .
VW doesn't see a market anymore for the Beetle, when what consumers are clamoring for are compact SUVs and crossovers.
And in any case, ever since Volkswagen introduced the New Beetle in the late 1990s, the adorable reboot has struggled to shake off...
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