Meet Bonnie the New Beetle!
This page is dedicated to displaying pictures of our new "baby" - Bonnie the New Beetle.
It was a dark and stormy night... actually, it was a gray and mucky day, the day Bonnie arrived. At least the morning was unpleasant - wet spring snow and overcast. About the time the sun came out - noon - we got a call. Bonnie was within a few miles of the house. "Come on by if you'd like to see her delivered!" Having a New Beetle delivered is an excellent reason for leaving work early. Try it some time!
For the BeetleHeads or BeetleHead Wanna-bes: Bonnie is a silver, TDI 1999 NB with black leather interior and the luxury package (sunroof and alloy wheels). "TDI" stands for Turbo Direct Injection - Bonnie runs on diesel fuel. GO TDI! Hard to argue with 50 mpg or more!
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Gestation: about 10 months ("conceived" July 1998, delivered
Weight: Are you nuts?! Never ask a woman how much she weighs! :-)
Wheelbase: 98.9 in (2513 mm)
Engine: 1.9 liter Turbo Direct Injection (TDI) diesel (90 hp @ 4000 r/min, 149 ft-lbs @ 1900 r/min)
Price: MSRP [build your own at the VW website!]
Mother and daughter are doing fine! Bonnie is named after a main character in one of Laurel's favorite books, The Monkey Wrench Gang by Edward Abbey.