The modern descendant of the venerable post-World War II Beetle, today's Beetle has so many curves that it is huggable. Too many, in fact. To maintain the arc of the roofline when the body was reengineered for front wheel drive, the driver's seat was pushed back towards the trunk. It kind of felt like you were steering from the rear seat. This classic version is being replaced after 13 years of production with a new, more streamlined design aimed at male buyers. The first new Beetle temporarily revived VW sales in the U.S. VW hopes the next one has a more lasting impact. The bud vases are gone but it's still pretty cute.
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Last updated May 19 2011: 8:16 AM ET