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3 Volkswagen time travelers find econo heaven

Earlier this summer, Volkswagen of America offered media loans of vintage vehicles from its historic collection. We gathered three of them—a Beetle, Karmann Ghia, and Rabbit GTI—for a well-spent July day motoring around southeast Michigan. 


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I had 3 Beetles - 1969, 1972, and 1979 convertible.  They were fun to drive, but the 1972 was something of a lemon.  The other two?  Great cars, in their slow, likable way. 


I drove a Karmann Ghia convertible (one of my dream cars) once, and felt like I was setting on the floor, in a bathtub (even worse than today's cars).  So much for that dream!

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