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Is the Turbo S/Sport Edition cool?
Is the Turbo S/Sport Edition cool?
Frozen [ 1 ] ** [1.72%]
Cool [ 20 ] ** [34.48%]
Uncool [ 15 ] ** [25.86%]
Kenny G Uncool [ 22 ] ** [37.93%]
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clarkma5
post Dec 20 2004, 06:29 PM
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Well, so we're all agreed that the RSi is cool/frozen and the standard New Beetle is at the opposite end of the cool scale...but what about the sportiest mass production beetle, the Turbo S?



In production from 2002 to 2004, it was an odd amalgamation of standard mkIV GTI and special edition. With the 180 HP version of the 1.8T and a 6-speed manual (no automatics or flappy paddles here!) it certainly had good power for its price point, but opinions differed on its suspension, with adjectives ranging from "firm" to "wallowy" making it difficult to get a handle on the car's handling characteristics.



The interior design retained a lot of its cutesy Beetle-ness, but aluminum trim and pedals and sport seats made it a nicer place to be for the performance enthusiast. As with the standard beetle, the Turbo S had a good load of features and good materials/build quality in the cabin.



There was never any mistaking the exterior of the car for anything but a New Beetle, but the more aggressive front airdam and seperate turn signals gave the Turbo S a somewhat more masculine air, as well as being quite unique.



And then there's the factor of its relative rarity...I mean, honestly, how often do you see a Turbo S on the road? It also gets cool points for the owner by being a brave choice in the land of the sports car wannabes.



Personally, I have no idea where this car stands. I'm interested to see where you people see it.
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- clarkma5   VW New Beetle Turbo S   Dec 20 2004, 06:29 PM
- - Windshield   The cosmetic adjustments do nothing to take away t...   Dec 20 2004, 06:59 PM
- - dukenukem   bleh useless piece of overpriced german garbage   Dec 20 2004, 07:13 PM
- - White RSX   ^ Cool wheels though.   Dec 20 2004, 07:17 PM
- - trail_boss2   Cool, but only because I rode in a co-workers and ...   Dec 20 2004, 07:29 PM
- - DakianDelomast   The trend has passed.   Dec 20 2004, 07:36 PM
- - clarkma5   I can't claim to have anticipated such a negat...   Dec 20 2004, 07:50 PM
- - Black RSX   I just love when guy try to look all hard in one.....   Dec 20 2004, 09:53 PM
- - BlackJack   its still a fucking beetle!! and i hate t...   Dec 21 2004, 09:52 AM
- - fallon   I gave it a cool because of the quickness and that...   Dec 21 2004, 07:42 PM
- - BankieVR6   eh, same old boring bug look to it. the rsi at lea...   Dec 21 2004, 08:04 PM
- - marcos_eirik   Porsche 911 wannabe... And the miserably doesen...   Dec 22 2004, 10:19 AM
- - TexanBerettaGT   I think it looks fine, except for the rims. Factor...   Dec 22 2004, 12:08 PM
- - clarkma5   I don't get the complaints about the rims... ...   Dec 23 2004, 07:42 PM
- - Windshield   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Dec 23 2004, 11:42 PM)I don...   Dec 23 2004, 07:45 PM
- - clarkma5   I've never seen that resemblance before. Stil...   Dec 23 2004, 07:48 PM
- - Windshield   QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Dec 23 2004, 11:48 PM)I...   Dec 23 2004, 08:05 PM
- - Renesis   uncool, it's a RSi wannabe...   Dec 24 2004, 08:15 AM
- - jostyrostelli   It's still a driving musuem...the big windows,...   Dec 24 2004, 08:39 AM
- - clarkma5   Gaah 27 votes and we have a 3-way tie. This car w...   Dec 24 2004, 11:07 AM
- - Ultra_Kool_Dude   Anything with "new" in the name when it ...   Dec 24 2004, 11:09 AM
- - Renesis   WTF! I like Kenny G!   Dec 24 2004, 11:38 AM
- - z0ne   rofl ren um this is puss-tacular IMO but, the RSi...   Dec 24 2004, 05:29 PM
- - tune   The wheels sell it for me! Cool   Dec 29 2004, 08:13 AM
- - LoudPipe   It's a New Beetle   Jan 3 2005, 06:28 AM
- - PandaBeat   I like. Cool from me.   Mar 28 2005, 12:58 PM
- - Mr b00st   it's cool for sleeper-ness.   Feb 20 2006, 09:38 PM
- - tune   Why are you bumping threads that were last posted ...   Feb 22 2006, 05:44 AM
- - DakianDelomast   QUOTE(tune @ Feb 22 2006, 08:44 AM) Why a...   Feb 22 2006, 05:50 AM
- - DZ302   Kenny G uncool. No...Kenny G in spandex uncool...   Feb 22 2006, 11:54 AM


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