Why the VW Beetle Is so Popular

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Volkswagon is one of the most well known and respected car companies in the world. Few people know that the name “Volkswagon” actually means “people’s car” in German. The company was first founded in 1937 in Wolfsburg, Germany by the Nazi syndicate Deutsche Arbeitsfront. At the time, the German car scene was dominated by luxury cars. As a result, only 1 German in 50 owned a care. Volkswagon was thus created to manufacture a car that the average German person could afford to buy. The idea was incredibly successful, and today Volkswagen produces over five million cars a year.

Perhaps the most famous Volkswagen car is the Volkswagen Beetle. Nicknamed “the bug,” the Beetle was produced from 1938 till 2003. The car was first conceived by Adolf Hitler in the mid 1930’s, although the first models would not be ready until 1938. The idea was to create not only an affordable car for the masses, but also one that was capable of achieving the high speeds that would be necessary to take advantage of the highways that were being built around Germany at the time.

The Beetle’s design was very original for its time as it was one of the first cars to feature the engine in the rear. The car was also incredibly tightly constructed. In fact, it could even float on water. In the 65 years that it was manufactured, over 21 million Beetles were produced. This makes it the most manufactured car of a single design platform worldwide ever.

Fortunately, because the car was discontinued in 2003, you cannot do to a local Volkswagen Los Angeles dealer and buy one new off the lot. Thankfully, there are a lot of local used car dealers that are bound to have them if you are trying to get your hands on this classic car. You may also have luck at car dealer auctions. You can find out information on local used car dealers and car dealer actions online.

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