Posts Tagged: cars

Volkswagen Microbus 2014 and Concepts of the Past

Volkswagen has a long history of threatening to bring back the classic Volkswagen Microbus, with lots of concept cars produced, but no versions that are actually available in the United States. I’ve gotten excited about every potential version and blogged about it repeatedly, but we never actually see anything interesting come out of it. I

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The New New Beetle

Spy photos of the 2012 New Beetle, according to Edmunds Inside Line Straightline blog. (more or less, the bodies changed bit over time.) 1998 Beetle (this is Phoebe, of course.) Interesting – the 2012 looks a bit more like the old beetles than the current line. I’m not sure I like it, once I compare

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Scion xD test drive

We test-drove a scion xD among other things, while looking for a replacement for the Smart Car that just wasn’t working for us.

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Mini Cooper Clubman

This will be MY next car in a year or two when I can afford to replace the truck. Unless they come put with a hybrid microbus before then.

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spaceup! blue Volkswagen Bus

Volkswagen of America unveils a new concept cart – a “green” fuel-cell microbus-like vehicle called “spaceup! blue.” First – they had me at “hybrid microbus.” Seriously, that’s all it takes. Please make one. Please. I will give you my first-born. If you love me, go to the VW website contact page and tell them to

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Mini-Derby Cars

My dad made me three of these kick-ass cool cars when I was in elementary school, as part of the YMCA Indian Princesses Mini Derby race. They’re carved out of a block of wood and then painted. The idea was to race them down a track, and prizes would be awarded for the winners, and

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