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1998 Volkswagen New Beetle [Typ 9C]

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle [Typ 9C] in Wairudo 7, Movie, 2011 IMDB

Class: Cars, Hatchback — Model origin: US — Built in: MX — Made for: J

1998 Volkswagen New Beetle [Typ 9C]

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Comments about this vehicle


robi DE

2012-06-15 23:53


Origin: USA, built in mexico

rjluna2 US

2012-06-16 04:13


Curiously, this one has the red fog light on the right side :think:

ingo DE

2012-06-17 01:32


This was usual for Japan, so "made for J" would be correct http://www.nakazawa-office.com/officeinc_myvol07.html
The bike rack was from the offficial Volkswagen extra option range. But not available in Japan. Only here. Holy sh*t, what a drama it had been, to pack and send it. Bulky and sharp-edged was it, and the cardboard box had to be selfmade, because the original was useless weak. Damn it!

tore-40 NO

2012-06-17 10:36


Seems like the admins on this site don't all agree on criterias for the "made for"-tag: /vehicle.php?id=502000 Still not convinced this is a "made for" as the main difference is that it is built for left-hand driving.

ingo DE

2012-06-17 12:08


RHD was/is not mandatory in Japan. Some fans of foreign brands are ordering their cars as LHD. They think, they are more stylish.

Plus the (largely unknown) fact, that LHD- versions are generally better cars than the RHD-variety (except origin British or Japanese cars). A friend, who was a prototyp-developing-engineer at VW, has explained that: they plan, create and build mockups and prototypes as LHD. For the RHD-version they don't start again, they take a ready prototype and modify it, that it fits sooner or later. So at those there's very likely, that you'll find makeshifts, auxiliary-solutions and even cobblework.
The K 70 is a good example. It's a terrible concotion as RHD, absolute crap :/

-- Last edit: 2012-06-17 12:08:47

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