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Cool Wall This lounge has been dedicated to Mark Cullen who tragically passed away on 07-04-08. The Cool Wall was Marks idea so it's only right it has his name attached.

View Poll Results: Is it cool?
Sub Zero 4 2.20%
Cool 22 12.09%
Uncool 29 15.93%
Seriously Uncool 127 69.78%
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Re: VW Beetle

My vote would have been the other end of the scale had this been a 60's or 70's vintage beetle! This is a poor poor rebirth of such an iconic car. Yet I cannot deny that sales have made it a popular 21st C revival.
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The modern Bettle is a nice car but will go for the time tested,tried and trusted old one. Owned one once upon a time.
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I voted uncool. The choice of pic didn't help Biggie a pink Beetle

I would have voted seriously uncool for that model, but the heritage these cars have prevented me from so doing. It's difficult to ignore the iconic status of the original People's Wagon.
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I'm neither, so voted un-cool.

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Re: VW Beetle

Only cool if youre an ex estate agent - voted seriously uncool
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Re: VW Beetle

I think that picture was designed to provoke a particular response BF

Not that it matters, I've voted the same as I had without a picture at all.
And, for that matter, the same as I would for the original lawnmower-engined, rust-bucket, ugly, only-popular-because-it-was-cheap-and-because-of-Herbie, bulit-by-Hitler piece of rubbish that was the 'classic' Beetle.

So there
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I assure you the picture displayed above was selected in exactly the same way as per the other cars on the Cool Wall
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If it was rear engined it might be cool, for being
a bit quirky, but it's just a Mexican built Golf and therefore
seriously uncool.


I'm sure someone will be along soon extolling the virtues of
a flower pot incorporated into the design on the dash.
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Re: VW Beetle

Originally Posted by Hammy156 View Post
My vote would have been the other end of the scale had this been a 60's or 70's vintage beetle! This is a poor poor rebirth of such an iconic car. Yet I cannot deny that sales have made it a popular 21st C revival.
What that small furry rodent said, but slighty less well put....
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Re: VW Beetle

Original Beetle - cool.

New Beetle - uncool.
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Re: VW Beetle

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Original Beetle - cool.

New Beetle - uncool.
Wrong! The original one was designed by Hitler and the new one is a poor copy. Both seriously uncool.
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The original Bug wasn't designed by Hitler, come on

He asked Ferdinand Porsche to make it more suitable for the "working" mass.
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Although the Beetle was designed for the Nazi,
it was a British officer that got it into fullscale
production after the war.

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Missed chance to kill the car in its infancy!

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ALL VW Beetles are SERIOUSLY uncool
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Re: VW Beetle

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The original Bug wasn't designed by Hitler, come on

He asked Ferdinand Porsche to make it more suitable for the "working" mass.
Clarkson says it was and he's always right! :smug:
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Can't argue with that!
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Re: VW Beetle

Uncool. And so was the original. Noisy, uncomfortable and very, very cold in winter. The fact that it had an awful, but quirky engine was not enough to do it any favourers.
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Re: VW Beetle

Serioulsy uncool.
The old one is a junk hitler mobile, the new one is a Golf in a fancy frock, and a metrosexuals wet dream.

Those beetle derived buggys are uncool as well, as an old beetle is never a good starting point.
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Re: VW Beetle

i didnt look at the picture but the old ones are uncool as well, the fact that everyone bangs on about them and surf dude types drive them is enough to make them deeply uncool. as well as being bloody awful cars.
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Hitler asked Ferdinand Porsche deisgn the original do you want to drive a Hitler mobile and what that brings with it??? I can't and had all beetles especially Herbie
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Uncool
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