as someone who drives a late model, or fat chick as they are ball bustingly called (and a super beetle at that) i can assure you, they are pretty much all like that. if you want to hang around with other VW's there's no avoiding it. the only saving grace iv got are those people who put widened fiberglass fenders, or aftermarket tail lights, or non air cooled engines in their cars. as long as people keep doing that i won't be on the bottom rung.
and what the hell here's an interesting vw story to keep this thread legit.
back in 09' i was rolling with a vw club. bug-in weekend i went to the club meeting Saturday night. my bug was giving me problems, wasn't running quite right. im still hell bent on going to the show the next day, but im thinking im not taking my bug. club members bust my balls. so at like 6am Sunday morning i drive from Long Beach to Fullerton to meet up with the rest of the club. car still not running quite right. we hit a doughnut shop. car still not running quite right. jump on the freeway. 40 miles later get off the freeway. im sitting on cherry just outside of the california speedway (where the show was held) waiting to make a left turn into the parking lot and the engine dies. im cranking the key, it wont start. my fellow club members jump out of there bugs and push start me right there in the left turn lane. i now have to hold the throttle and keep blippnig throttle, keeping the RPM's up to keep it running. got into the show, parked, walked away.
hit the swap meet, the car show, and watched some drag racing.
about 4pm we all packed up and left. bug started right up. left the track, cars not running right. its got a miss. made it all the way to the 22 freeway (probably 20 miles) and the miss is getting bad. hit the 405 freeway, there were times im pretty sure the engine wasn't running. for several seconds at a time. my foot is glued to the floor and im struggling to do 65mph. cars speeding up and slowing down. got off the 405, had to keep the RPM's up to keep the engine running. the engine died as i was parking in front of my house. damn thing got me home. and, whatever was wrong with the engine fixed itself, didn't have another problem for 3 years.
that was probably one of my best VW days and one of my better VW stories