Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

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    Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    GENEVA — Is Volkswagen trying to “Bulli” disgruntled fans of the brand into a rapprochement? Here, on the eve of press previews, it rather looks like it.

    Few concept vehicles from the last decade were more warmly received than the 2001 Volkswagen Microbus concept, a vehicle that, for various reasons, VW decided not to place into production. This upset a vocal demographic in VW’s fan base, all but rabid for the retro-themed bus. But now, VW wants to kiss and make up.

    Read further: http://wheels.blogs.nytimes.com/2011...bulli-concept/

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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    This is definitely not as cool as the previous concept microbus.
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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    1G6, that is no where near as cool as this:
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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    calgaryhhr probably means this one:

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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    Voyager, I do love that vehicle and I would really be interested in something like that if VW produced it.
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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    calgaryhhr probably means this one:

    The best part is that with some mnor tweaks, they could produce this today and it would still look cool.

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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    Just what aging Boomers need is a van like this concept.

    At least it is not a rebadge.


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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    BTW.....Love Bus?

    I'm willing to bet that one was not made by Disney.

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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    The only vehicle Ive been car sick in was a VW bus.

    Still, cool looking concept.

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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    I say "Build the 2001 concept now!" It still does not look dated.
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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    I would like the styling applied to the 2001 concept, which IMO doesn't look as nice. Though as is you can't use this car you would the original Microbus. Its too small for camping, touring or commercial stuff.

    This comes off as an excuse for VW to push out another "trendy Euro lifestyle" B/A-segment car to sell at higher prices than what their Polo could get. Similar to what Mini currently does.
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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    I believe VW would be doing a smart thing to produce this VW Bus. Very cool in a not very cool segment. I think it would sell GREAT! and be a great way to stimulate more showroom traffic.

    I know I'd go in to look it over! Doubt I'd trade my vette in for one....but it is a cool ride and would get two thumbs up from me every time I saw one on the street.
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    Re: Return of the Volkswagen Love Bus?

    My biggest concern is the projected price, which C&D says is around $40K.

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