I am writing you regarding your aforementioned enthusiasm for the original Volkswagon Beetle.
I would like you to rest assured that this car, such a rarity in Canada, is seen constantly on the roads, in the parking lots, in the tiny driveways, at tire shops, and nearly everywhere else one finds automobiles in Mexico. They are also a staple at tire shops, garages, and junkyards.
They are in a variety of states of repair, of course. You may find it surprising to hear that the vast majority could be described as in fair to excellent shape. Those that are in “showroom” condition, or souped up, are almost as numerous as those that could use a little TLC.
Some are working cars, with sturdy pipe-welded storage racks on top. Why, just today I saw a nice looking white VW Bug with the word ‘ TAXI ‘ painted on the side. It was a two door.
The VW Microbus is also a mainstay here. Most, like their smaller cousins are in great repair, and again, many feature roof racks. This morning, we passed through a small city on our way to Mexico City, and this small city had a fleet of VW Microbusses it was using as it’s city bus service! By the way, when I refer to these vehicles, I am talking about the nice round-fendered originals, not the modern designs.
I hope that one day you come here to see this my friend. I myself have been playing with the idea of trading my Tacoma for one.
Give my regards to Marion and the girls,