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clarkma5
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.
Windshield
The cosmetic adjustments do nothing to take away the sissyness of the car, and the Audi TT is a perfect alternative. Uncool.
dukenukem
bleh useless piece of overpriced german garbage
White RSX
^ Cool wheels though.
trail_boss2
Cool, but only because I rode in a co-workers and I was quite amazed. I might be biased though because his had a few modifications including a front mount intercooler and he upped the boost a little bit. Once it gets warmer out I may try to do a small photoshoot with his car.
DakianDelomast
The trend has passed.
clarkma5
I can't claim to have anticipated such a negative slant to these proceedings...personally, I was riding the fence between cool and uncool.

In fairness to all things VW, after giving the GTI a frozen (that it may or may not have deserved) I feel obliged to give this a cool...because I definitely think it has its cool points. At the very least, chicks dig beetles...and this is a way to get beetle-loving chicks and some fun/masculinity in one package.

That's how I choose to look at it, anyway.
Black RSX
I just love when guy try to look all hard in one... laugh.gif


GTi... I get... thumbs_up.gif


Turbo bug.... mmmmm no...
BlackJack
its still a fucking beetle!!
and i hate the rims..[sarcasm]goo spinnahs!![/sarcasm]

MJU
fallon
I gave it a cool because of the quickness and that sick two tone interior.
bankE46
eh, same old boring bug look to it. the rsi at least looks track worthy. this is just like a hippy on speed.
marcos_eirik
Porsche 911 wannabe... thumbs_down.gif

And the miserably doesen't stop there. It's just a VW Golg wit a new body. What they have done is destroying a classic. It doesent have a rearengine, nor rwd. So all in all they have just removed the "X-factor" the original Beetle had.

And you'll really see the difference here, BMW has managed to keep the essence of Mini when recreating it. Wheras VW failed wit the Newbeetle...
TexanBerettaGT
I think it looks fine, except for the rims. Factor in the fact its Turbo'd and you have yourself a nice different car. Get rid of the rims and you have yourself a nice handeling little car.
clarkma5
I don't get the complaints about the rims...

I just saw a silver Turbo S today on my way home, dead stock as far as I could tell. The wheels are totally unique, while not being garish or ridiculous. They're just sorta different...I really like that, even if they aren't the greatest design under the sun.
Windshield
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Dec 23 2004, 11:42 PM)
I don't get the complaints about the rims...

I just saw a silver Turbo S today on my way home, dead stock as far as I could tell. The wheels are totally unique, while not being garish or ridiculous. They're just sorta different...I really like that, even if they aren't the greatest design under the sun.

The wheels look like flowers to me.
clarkma5
I've never seen that resemblance before.

Still don't... tard.gif
Windshield
QUOTE(clarkma5 @ Dec 23 2004, 11:48 PM)
I've never seen that resemblance before.

Still don't... tard.gif

Maybe it's just the fact that they're on a beetle, but when I see those wheels they each look like a flower blossom to me.
Renesis
uncool, it's a RSi wannabe...
jostyrostelli
It's still a driving musuem...the big windows, huuuge space inside...it's a girly car.. thumbs_down.gif BOO!
clarkma5
Gaah 27 votes and we have a 3-way tie. This car will never be able to be put away in a subforum.
Ultra_Kool_Dude
Anything with "new" in the name when it is more than a year old is uncool. bleh.gif
Renesis
WTF!

I like Kenny G!
z0ne
rofl ren

um this is puss-tacular IMO
but, the RSi on the other hand..
tune
The wheels sell it for me! Cool
LoudPipe
It's a New Beetle dry.gif
PandaBeat
I like. Cool from me.
Mr b00st
it's cool for sleeper-ness.
tune
Why are you bumping threads that were last posted in 11 months ago? I thought there was a rule about only doing it if it was less than a week old or if you had new (good) information regarding the topic. I'm not having a go really b00st, I don't have a problem with it, but I can imagine the riot that would happen if I did this somewhere.
DakianDelomast
QUOTE(tune @ Feb 22 2006, 08:44 AM) *
Why are you bumping threads that were last posted in 11 months ago? I thought there was a rule about only doing it if it was less than a week old or if you had new (good) information regarding the topic. I'm not having a go really b00st, I don't have a problem with it, but I can imagine the riot that would happen if I did this somewhere.

TIME DOES NOT EXIST IN THE COOL WALL, IN FACT BUMPING IS ENCOURAGED AT TIMES. GET IT STRAIGHT!
DZ302
Kenny G uncool. No...Kenny G in spandex uncool...
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