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Posted by Elmo P. Shagnasty on September 14, 2008, 2:33 pm
 


yeah, that whole VW Beetle thing--meaningless.

Come on, people, quit being stupid.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on September 14, 2008, 4:48 pm
 


What about the New Beetle?  It's been essentially unchanged in a decade.  
Or the new Mini Cooper, also unchanged in six years.  (Sure, both have
convertible models, but the original is still there, sans major changes.)

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Posted by Hank on September 14, 2008, 5:03 pm
 Michelle Steiner wrote:

Good examples (better than the old Beetle). I don't have
access to their parts lists, but think these cars have
evolved more than the '04 Prius. The New Beetle was
introduced in the 1990s, so unquestionably has undergone
changes in electronics (including the primary bus),
safety, and emission control. Might be true for the Mini
- I don't know.

I propose that for the five year period after inception,
he '04-'09 Prius have a higher percentage of common part
numbers than either of those examples.

Posted by Michelle Steiner on September 14, 2008, 5:27 pm
 

In 1998, to be specific.  Unquestionably?  Rather, possibly.

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Posted by Was Istoben on September 14, 2008, 6:38 pm
 

I owned two beetles, a VW station wagon and a VW camping bus.  From an
engineering perspective, they were crap.  IMHO the beetle persisted at first
because it was a cheap way to get from a to b.  Nostalgia alone keeps it
alive.  The Prius, on the other hand, has endured in it's present form for
very different reasons:  1.  Sales figures continue to climb.  2.  It is
reliable.


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