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Volkswagen Is Retiring The Iconic Beetle Car In 2019

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The Volkswagen (VW) Beetle or more commonly referred to as the “Bug”, has been sold for 70 years. VW announced that they will be retiring this classic car because sales have increasingly declined. Production of the iconic car will end in 2019.

People have been speculating whether or not the Beetle will continue to be made for months, and it seems they have their answer… sort of. VW recently confirmed that they will end production, but they also hinted the car could one day come back.

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The German automaker, VW, has been focusing more on SUVs and a range of new electric cars. They will, however, offer two new special models of the Beetle before retiring it. You will be able to purchase the 2019 Beetle in the Final Edition SE or the Final Edition SEL.

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Autoblog

Fans of the Beetle are upset at the news, but the Volkswagen U.S. CEO hinted that the classic design may return one day. They are currently working on the I.D. Buzz, which is a modern interpretation of the once popular Volkswagen Bus. Who knows, the Beetle could return as an electric car or with a completely different design with some classic features.

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The first VW Beetle hit the United States in 1949. Sales were high over the years, but now Americans seem to be shifting to bigger and bigger cars and SUVs. They only sold 15,166 Beetles in the United States in 2017. The company is under pressure to increase profits by a new CEO and just couldn’t make sense of keeping the car around.

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Flickr

If you still love the “Bug”, the 2019 Beetle will have options for a convertible and coupe versions. Both will have 2-liter gas engines with 174 horsepower, a six-speed automatic transmission and average fuel economy of 29 miles per gallon. Pricing will start at $23,045 for the coupe and $27,295 for the convertible.

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Over the years, the VW Beetle has been featured in many movies such as Herbie: The Love Bug (1968), Happy Gilmore (1996), Double Trouble (1967), and Footloose (1984).  We will really miss this cool car and hope it continues to be shown in pop culture for many years to come!

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What do you think? Will you miss the iconic Volkswagen Beetle or do you think they should be moving on to bigger cars? Will you purchase one of the 2019 versions?

If you still love the VW Beetle, please SHARE the sad news with other Bug lovers! Fingers crossed they eventually re-release the Volkswagen Beetle!

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Volkswagen Is Retiring The Iconic Beetle Car In 2019 | Here’s Their Reason

This article is from Do You Remember. Click the title to hop over there.

We are where nostalgia lives

The Volkswagen (VW) Beetle or more commonly referred to as the “Bug”, has been sold for 70 years. VW announced that they will be retiring this classic car because sales have increasingly declined. Production of the iconic car will end in 2019.

People have been speculating whether or not the Beetle will continue to be made for months, and it seems they have their answer… sort of. VW recently confirmed that they will end production, but they also hinted the car could one day come back.

vw bug
Flickr

The German automaker, VW, has been focusing more on SUVs and a range of new electric cars. They will, however, offer two new special models of the Beetle before retiring it. You will be able to purchase the 2019 Beetle in the Final Edition SE or the Final Edition SEL.

2019 beetles
Autoblog

Fans of the Beetle are upset at the news, but the Volkswagen U.S. CEO hinted that the classic design may return one day. They are currently working on the I.D. Buzz, which is a modern interpretation of the once popular Volkswagen Bus. Who knows, the Beetle could return as an electric car or with a completely different design with some classic features.

old beetle
Public Domain Pictures

The first VW Beetle hit the United States in 1949. Sales were high over the years, but now Americans seem to be shifting to bigger and bigger cars and SUVs. They only sold 15,166 Beetles in the United States in 2017. The company is under pressure to increase profits by a new CEO and just couldn’t make sense of keeping the car around.

beetle
Flickr

If you still love the “Bug”, the 2019 Beetle will have options for a convertible and coupe versions. Both will have 2-liter gas engines with 174 horsepower, a six-speed automatic transmission and average fuel economy of 29 miles per gallon. Pricing will start at $23,045 for the coupe and $27,295 for the convertible.

via GIPHY

Over the years, the VW Beetle has been featured in many movies such as Herbie: The Love Bug (1968), Happy Gilmore (1996), Double Trouble (1967), and Footloose (1984).  We will really miss this cool car and hope it continues to be shown in pop culture for many years to come!

via GIPHY

What do you think? Will you miss the iconic Volkswagen Beetle or do you think they should be moving on to bigger cars? Will you purchase one of the 2019 versions?

If you still love the VW Beetle, please SHARE the sad news with other Bug lovers! Fingers crossed they eventually re-release the Volkswagen Beetle!

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General Motors Recalls Over 1M Trucks And SUVs Due To Risk Of Steering Issues

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General Motors has officially recalled over 1 million trucks and SUVs due to the potential of losing the power steering. Some of the models included in the recall are the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, GMC Sierra 1500 and Yukon, and Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Suburban, and Tahoe.

The total number of vehicles affected is 1,015,918, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. A little more than a year ago about 800,000 2014-year Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra trucks for the same reason. There have been a number of vehicle recalls for every month in the 2018 year alone.

cadillac
Car and Driver

General Motors reported on the situation of the recall, saying, “These vehicles may experience a temporary loss of EPS assist followed by a sudden return of EPS assist, particularly during low-speed turning maneuvers. The loss and sudden return of EPS assist typically happens within a 1 second period and is caused by an electrical/software issue.”

They followed up with a potential outcome in the event the recall was not handled properly, saying, “If EPS assist is lost and suddenly returned, the driver could have difficulty steering the vehicle, especially at low speeds, increasing the risk of a crash.”

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Automobile Magazine

Similar to other recent recalls that have been reported, it is recommended that potentially affected customers visit the NHTSA website and input their VIN. Your car’s 17-digit VIN can often be found on the lower left of your car’s windshield, your car’s registration card, and it may be shown on your insurance card as well in addition to many other locations.

Customers may sing up to receive recall alerts about various vehicles by signing up here.

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Car Detective

If any potentially affected customers may want to be on the lookout for any warning signs that might come about. General Motors has confirmed that the driver information center may actually alert the driver to a steering problem. Otherwise, it’s best to be on the lookout for a loss of radio, StabiliTrak, door-lock cycling, air conditioning, and cruise control.

General Motors has not yet contacted the affected customers. Dealers plan to update the electric power steering module software completely for free.

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Kelley Blue Book

Earlier this year, Ford recalled over 550,000 cars in addition to Toyota recently recalling 192,000 cars. It certainly appears that there have been a number of vehicle recalls this year and they can all be viewed here.

Please SHARE this article to spread awareness about this important vehicle recall!

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19 Amazing Fall Festivals To Visit This Year In The United States

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Do you love all things fall? If you do, you won’t want to miss out on these fall festivals. This is a list of some of the most fun and most unique fall festivals in the United States. Are there any in your town or a town near you?

Check out the list and plan your trips accordingly. Don’t forget, autumn technically lasts until December. The first day of fall is September 22 and goes until December 21.

1. Leavenworth Oktoberfest

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Leavenworth, Washington is a cute, Bavarian-style small town. Every year they host an Oktoberfest in October that features food, fun and live music around town. The dates for 2018 are weekends in October including October 5-6, 12-13, and 19-20.

2. New Hampshire Pumpkin Festival

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In Laconia, New Hampshire, they celebrate all things pumpkin! If you love pumpkins, you won’t want to miss their insanely cool jack-o’-lantern tower. They also have beer tents, live music, and activities for the kids. This year it happens on October 12-13, 2018.

3. Circleville Pumpkin Show

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If you live closer to Ohio, head to Circleville, Ohio for their pumpkin show on October 17-20, 2018. There will be parades, fall foods, and lots of displays of pumpkins, squash, and gourds everywhere in town.

4. Trailing of the Sheep Festival

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If you love sheep, you won’t want to miss this one! In Idaho, specifically in Sun Valley, Ketchum, and Hailey, you can watch the relocation of livestock from the mountains to their winter pasture. The towns celebrate and watch as the streets fill with sheep! It happens on October 10-14, 2018.

5. Adirondack Balloon Festival

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In Glens Falls, New York, you can either ride in a hot air balloon or watch them fill up the sky. The rides go from September 20-23, 2018.

6. Cranberry Harvest Fest

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In Wareham, Massachusetts, they celebrate another delicious fall food, cranberries. On October 6-7, 2018, check out the town decked out in cranberries, take a tour or helicopter ride of the cranberry bogs, and find activities for everyone.

7. Autumn at the Arboretum

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Dallas, Texas hosts a fall festival that has a pumpkin village, made from 75,000 pumpkins, squash, and gourds. How cool is that? Check it out from September 22-October 21, 2018.

8. Madison County Covered Bridge Festival

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Head to Winterset, Iowa to celebrate the culture of Madison County’s amazing bridges. Five out of six bridges are on the National Register of Historic Places. They also have a parade and other entertainment. It goes from October 14-15, 2018.

9. Sonoma County Harvest Fair

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Sonoma, California is famous for their wine. They host a fair that features winery competitions and a fun World Championship Grape Stomp. If you love wine, head to California on October 6-7, 2018.

10. Scarecrow Festival

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St. Charles, Illinois hosts a festival honoring those fall scarecrows on October 5-7, 2018. They also have a carnival, petting zoo, and crafts show.

Have we gotten to your state yet? Read on to the NEXT page for more awesome fall festivals!

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What To Do If You Find Bees In Your Home – And Why You Shouldn’t Kill Them

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It’s no secret that it’s a terrifying experience catching a bee inside your home, your safe haven. It’s even more terrifying when there’s a swarm of bees and now you are considering an exterminator or being brave enough to put them out yourself. Before you jump the gun, consider your best options.

It’s your safest option to identify what kind of bee it is, call a professional, stay out of sight from the colony, and to absolutely not handle it yourself under any circumstances. By attempting to spray the bee with chemicals, throw stuff at it, or other means of disturbance this may anger the colony and put you and your family in danger.

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GA Honey Bee Removal Georgia

The Los Angeles County West Vector & Vector-Borne Disease Control District has issued a number of safety precautions for when you come face to face with a bee infestation. These are especially important to note in the summertime when wasps and other nasty insects can build underground nests and give you an unexpected sting.

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Bee Control Pittsburgh

The general precautions include:

  • Listening for buzzing of any kind around the area
  • Look for bees flying back and forth in a straight line
  • Use care when entering sheds or other outdoor buildings
  • Examine most outdoor areas
  • Be alert when participating in any outdoor activity
  • Do not disturb a colony if you find one; contact a professional immediately
  • Teach children to be cautious and respectful of bees
  • Consider bee-sting kits and generic first aid in the event of a sting
  • Develop a safety plan for these kinds of situations if you do get stung
  • If there is any sort of infestation, alert your neighborhood

Read more bee infestation caution tips on the next page…

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