I'm confused. First, VW introduces a redesigned Microbus on the 2001 autoshow circuit, charmingly reminiscent of the beater your peacenik, no-shaving-allowed parents probably conceived you in. Finally, you say, a minivan you wouldn't be ashamed to drive (all weirdness about your parents hooking up aside).
Then, they cancel it, blaming the pinko unions. Yet they still sell tie-dyed infant jumpsuits with little VW logos on the front. What's going on here? With the Passat Wagon and the Touareg, VW's obviously got both factions (pro- and anti-SUV) of the yuppie parent market covered. But what are the hippies supposed to drive? [via Matt]
Official VW Microbus microsite
VW Cancels Microbus [vwvortex, which also has a giant gallery of Microbus images to mock your pseudo-counter-cultural pretensions]
Tie-Dye VW Jumpsuit, offered at VW Drivergear for the hippie-soaking price of $29.00
Normal Blue/White VW Onesie* at Drivergear for a yuppie-friendly $15.00