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Return of the Beetle - Mark I

Written By: Eric Peters  |  Posted: Friday, September 9th, 2011

            I've begun to notice a fair number of old (Mark I) Beetles on the road. The original ones. Last sold here (new) in the late '70s. Not at car shows (or on their way to/from one). But in traffic, being used as everyday drivers. My survey is far from scientific, but my eyes are telling me that there are more and more people who are turning their backs on federally-approved, late model "government mandated" cars with all their costs and complexities and returning to cars that (mostly) did what the people who bought them (as opposed to the government) wanted them to.

            The Mark I Bug is such a car. A simple car - but a brilliantly engineered one.

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