An extremely desirable car
Front windows roll down, but the rear ones are merely hinged wings. The windshield is not flat like the beetle's but is conservatively curved. Dashboard instruments are well arranged for convenience and visibility. The floor-mounted parking brake and shift lever are within comfortable reach. A hinged lid forming the floor of the rear luggage compartment completely conceals the engine. In addition to the basic two-door sedan, there is a neat, compact station wagon.
All in all, the VW-1500 appears to be an extremely desirable car for the price—6,400 marks, or 1,600 U.S. dollars, for the sedan in Germany, perhaps $2,200 in America when it is finally marketed here. Americans buy so many of those $1,600 beetles, however, that the Volkswagen people are in no hurry to jump in with a new model priced as high as our own popular compacts.
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