So when Volkswagen announced their limited edition #pinkBeetle in June 2016, my Dad, of course, sent me a link. I've never been a VW girl myself, especially growing up in a house where everything was Chevy, however, this pink car caught my eye. The car actually changes colors based on lighting -- raspberry pink in direct sun, reddish fuchsia in shade, and a purply magenta Lorde lipstick at night. (I should've named crayons for a living.) Really, the #pinkBeetle would catch anyone's eye.
And yes, it's the first car to ever have a hashtag in its name. It really is a hipster little car.
I test drove the convertible at first, but I didn't fall in love. Whipping my hair around at 25 mph on the test drive hurt! Unlike my hair, that wasn't going to let that fly.
I ended up with the hardtop (they didn't make a sunroof version, unfortunately). Love at first drive. I named her Lane. After "Penny Lane" because she is a Beetle and because she's a car. Both funny things. These are funny things I'm typing.
The newer Beetles are a lot roomier than in times past and this particular model is tricked out with modern design elements and tech goodies. Xenon headlights, backup camera, push start, keyless entry, Carplay, Bluetooth, pink plaid seats, mostly black dashboard but with pink accent trim, and even the thread in the black floor mats was pink. It's extremely well put together.
I must say people tailgate my puuurty bumper a lot and when I get out of my car, I get a lot of questions and looks. Men talk about her. Women openly admit loving her. Great conversation starter. It's like walking around with a puppy. Only cuter.
I give my car a 4.75 stars out of 5. Since there are no quarter stars, totally rounds up to 5!
Things my car loves:
- Rolling around with me and my cohorts
- Getting dusted on her shiny, shiny dashboard
Things my car hates:
- Bumper stickers
- Running around town without letting the engine warm up
- Those big eyelashes people put on their bugs. Just no. No magnetic dots either. She's classy.
I'll totally show off my car to you if you're in my area. I may even let you sit in its lumbar supporting heated seats. She gives the best hugs like that. And if you can't make it to my neck of the woods, you should still test drive one of Lane's 2017 Beetle cousins at your local dealer!