Raise your hand, how many of you can tell a Beetle story from your youth? If you can’t, you really missed out on a fun car. I hope you don’t think that your Corolla or Datsun stories suffice because, let’s face it, nobody ever wrote poems or songs about Corollas.
VW is now on generation 2.1 of the Beetle. Using a water-cooled front-mounted engine — turbocharged here — this Beetle is way faster and easier to drive than any of those old wheezing air-cooled “Bugs.” And this car has mechanical air conditioning and a heater than you don’t fill up with propane.