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dream car

The Volkswagen Beetle is an immortal classic with a modern twist

This week’s dream car is one lovable bug.

IF I HAD the money I’d buy…

A car that has classic looks, iconic status, and modern features. A car that is almost 80 years old but never goes out of style. One that started Beetle Mania before any of the Beatles were even born. I’d buy the one and only Volkswagen Beetle.

Why a Volkswagen Beetle?

The new Volkswagen Beetle has traded in its cute looks for a sportier profile. It is a great way to buy a classic car with all the niceties of a modern motor – and these touches make the new Beetle a very enjoyable car to drive.

It is also quite a head turner with its clear shapes and striking lines, especially in this black and white colour scheme. You can’t help but love this bug.

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What’s special about this particular one?

This particular example comes in R-Line trim and wears sporty exterior and interior features including 18-inch ‘Twister’ Volkswagen Exclusive alloy wheels, black Beetle decals and a sunroof.

The interior is finished in Titan Black cloth and features park distance control, sat-nav, rear camera, Bluetooth, electronic windows and mirrors and dual-zone climate control. It is powered by a punchy 150hp 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

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What does it look like in action?

Check out this video of the Beetle Sunshine Tour which is the annual meeting of hundreds of Volkswagen Beetle enthusiasts.

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Who else drives one?

Supermodel Heidi Klum has a highly customised Beetle with a paint job in her favourite colour, hot pink. And Guardians of the Galaxy actor Chris Pratt drives a golden hot-rod Beetle.

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It costs €33,500. What else could you get for the money?

Got your heart set on a VW sporty three-door? For the same money, you could have this 2015 Volkswagen Golf R.

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… or this 2016 MINI Cooper JCW.

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