Mechanic Bernardo Garcia looks inside the hood of his Volkswagen Beetle in a neighborhood of Mexico City known colloquially as “Vocholandia,” for its love of the classic Beetle, called vochos. Residents still rely on the no-frills original compact cars, praising them for their affordability, reparability and ability to handle the area’s steep streets. (AP Photo/Cristina Baussan)

Mechanic Bernardo Garcia looks inside the hood of his Volkswagen Beetle in a neighborhood of Mexico City known colloquially as “Vocholandia,” for its love of the classic Beetle, called vochos. Residents still rely on the no-frills original compact cars, praising them for their affordability, reparability and ability to handle the area’s steep streets. (AP Photo/Cristina Baussan)

VW Bug: The end of an era lives on

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