This is my “20- something” car. It’s used, abused and old… but yet i love it! its a little ball of sunshine and its my first car! I call it “da bug” because I’m lame. This section is my experiences and adventures owning my little yellow punch buggy!
In January of 2014 I purchased my first car, a used 2000 yellow VW Beetle. It was exciting to call it my own, as well as the fact that I love punch buggies! They’re adorable and tiny, easy to park and it’s just like driving a go-cart! (They’re pretty fantastic on gas as well).I “decked out” my yellow bug with a girly pink dream catcher on the rearview mirror , an assortment of 3 (fake) Gerber daisies; polka dots, black, pink and yellow, and on the back window I have my little stick famjam! (my cat, my boyfriend and I…adorable right?).
So anyways, my question is this : Is there anything that beetle owners do that’s “quirky” to greet one another ? Like how jeeps will do a little wave to acknowledge one another? I’m still new to being a bug owner so i can’t quite figure it out! But what I have noticed is I feel a strange force to park next to other Punch Buggies! I thought maybe that was it? But they could quite possibly be doing any of the following (see list below) and I’m just not noticing it.
wave when they drive past each other
give a little “hey” nod
Park beside one another
flash their headlights
I thought the best thing to do was to research this thought.Yes.. I Googled(Google knows everything right?), I don’t want to look like a fool out there around my beetle friends!
My Research had told me that owning a VW Beetle is like joining a club.There are tons of VW events, meetings and get togethers to admire one anthers VW’s and socialize .. interesting! But most importantly; The answer to my question is they wave! not just a little lift the top of you hand from the steering wheel “salute” though …A full “Hey I see you !” wave! (awee how sweet!)
I’m so thrilled knowing this, because I am going to wave to all my buggy friends now! But I’m also curious if parking beside one another is a thing too? i couldn’t quite find an answer for that one. From personal experience though; I’ve had other Beetles park next to or around me in a parking lot, as well as i have felt the need to do the same .They are just so darn cute next to one another ! I’ll Further my research and let all you dreamers know what I’ve dug up!