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(Jalopnik)   Ever wonder about the type of car Hugo Chávez drove? Prepare to be surprised   (jalopnik.com) divider line 85
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2013-03-06 02:47:18 PM  
I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.
 
2013-03-06 02:54:04 PM  
his long tenure as Venezuela's Grande Queso

I don't speak Spanish, but doesn't the noun go first, then the adjective? Wouldn't "Big Cheese" be "Queso Grande"?

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.


They made over 20 million of those things. They can be found in abundance, almost anywhere in the world. Save your testicles for something like a Bently.
 
2013-03-06 02:57:30 PM  
A Yugo?
 
2013-03-06 03:19:12 PM  
The Peoples Car?
 
2013-03-06 03:29:03 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: The Peoples Car?


Absolutely
 
2013-03-06 03:33:28 PM  

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.


a early 2000's mexican beetle?
 
2013-03-06 03:48:38 PM  

doublesecretprobation: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

a early 2000's mexican beetle?


I did not realize it was a 2000's Mexican Beetle. I'll take one of those too. I retract the left but statement though.
 
2013-03-06 04:03:08 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: his long tenure as Venezuela's Grande Queso

I don't speak Spanish, but doesn't the noun go first, then the adjective? Wouldn't "Big Cheese" be "Queso Grande"?

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

They made over 20 million of those things. They can be found in abundance, almost anywhere in the world. Save your testicles for something like a Bently.


The adjective can come first, but it changes the meaning and depends on the context, but it would be Gran Queso, not grande.
 
2013-03-06 04:16:50 PM  
Do the Mexican beetles have any power? I recall the 60s and 70s models were pretty underpowered.
 
2013-03-06 04:16:55 PM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: A Yugo?


Sonofabiatch!  I've been had twice today!

I'm posting the pic anyway.

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com
 
2013-03-06 04:22:07 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Sin_City_Superhero: his long tenure as Venezuela's Grande Queso

I don't speak Spanish, but doesn't the noun go first, then the adjective? Wouldn't "Big Cheese" be "Queso Grande"?

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

They made over 20 million of those things. They can be found in abundance, almost anywhere in the world. Save your testicles for something like a Bently.

The adjective can come first, but it changes the meaning and depends on the context, but it would be Gran Queso, not grande.


Yes, and it would then mean the great cheese instead of the big cheese.
 
2013-03-06 04:22:37 PM  
graphics8.nytimes.com

Not surprised  one slight bit.
 
2013-03-06 04:22:50 PM  

vernonFL: Do the Mexican beetles have any power?


Indeed:

www.br.ac.th
 
2013-03-06 04:25:38 PM  

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.


There are tons of them in Mexico. But if you live in the US, they can't be imported because they don't meet US emissions requirements. They probably don't have emissions control systems at all.
 
2013-03-06 04:26:45 PM  
That may be the car he appeared in in publicity photos, but I can't believe he didn't tour around in a presidential limo most of the time.
 
2013-03-06 04:27:27 PM  
ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2013-03-06 04:27:43 PM  

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.


I spent $10,000 over 7 years to restore a 1965 Beetle, I sold it for market value of $6500, buy one already restored, not only is it cheaper, you get to drive it sooner.
 
2013-03-06 04:29:13 PM  
Guessed it.
 
2013-03-06 04:29:52 PM  
Hey, there's one of those that parks on my block! I always wondered who drove that.

cgraves67: That may be the car he appeared in in publicity photos, but I can't believe he didn't tour around in a presidential limo most of the time.


Well, it says what type of car he drove, not what type of car he was driven in.
 
2013-03-06 04:30:28 PM  
I have a hard time believing that was his only car.  He was a billionaire meglomaniac.  The Bug was probably used for photo ops.  It wouldn't surprise me if he also had a Ferrari or Bentley stashed away.
 
2013-03-06 04:32:01 PM  

moops: There are tons of them in Mexico. But if you live in the US, they can't be imported because they don't meet US emissions requirements. They probably don't have emissions control systems at all.


To get one in the US, you have to get someone in Mexico to strip the car completely then stick everything in a container EXCEPT the floor pan and ship it as spare parts.  You then buy a 70s era Beetle in terrible shape with no engine but with a Title.  You then bolt all the parts in your container and register your 1990s vintage Mexican Beetle as your 1974 US Spec Beetle.
 
2013-03-06 04:35:32 PM  
speaking of billionaire megalomaniac, is there any legitimate explanation as to how he accumulated all that money?
 
2013-03-06 04:35:46 PM  

You know who else drove a Beetle ...


i280.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-06 04:37:50 PM  

Brick-House: speaking of billionaire megalomaniac, is there any legitimate explanation as to how he accumulated all that money?


Magic?
 
2013-03-06 04:37:53 PM  
What I want to know is: why haven't we invaded yet?

raincoaster.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-03-06 04:38:44 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: You know who else drove a Beetle ...
[i280.photobucket.com image 441x402]


This is why we can't have nice threads.
 
2013-03-06 04:42:39 PM  
Want to know the last car he'll ride in?

coffingems.com
 
2013-03-06 04:46:42 PM  

Kozmopoliskepticalopsis: You know who else drove a Beetle ...


Would have been better if you had the pic of him riding in VW serial #1
 
2013-03-06 04:49:32 PM  
Seriously... go to Mexico.  I think everyone drives one...  I've even seen the oft-rumored VW Thing driving around down there

/want one
 
2013-03-06 04:57:52 PM  
Hey guise!  What's going on in this thread?
img91.imageshack.us
 
2013-03-06 05:03:44 PM  
The Mexicans have a saying: A politician who is poor is a poor politician.
 
2013-03-06 05:04:00 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: his long tenure as Venezuela's Grande Queso

I don't speak Spanish, but doesn't the noun go first, then the adjective? Wouldn't "Big Cheese" be "Queso Grande"?


Yes, but I'll get over it.
Though I'll never get over Grande Macho.
 
2013-03-06 05:05:27 PM  

doyner: Hey guise!  What's going on in this thread?
[img91.imageshack.us image 640x480]


PUNCH-BUGGY BLUE!!!

*thwap*


/there's one in TFA, too
 
2013-03-06 05:05:58 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: The Peoples Car?


I'm guessing that the only person surprised by this was subby.

/well, and perhaps the Jalopnik writer who equated a manufactured facade with humility
 
2013-03-06 05:13:03 PM  
Bull(cough)
 
2013-03-06 05:13:42 PM  

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.


Go here and get back to us.
 
2013-03-06 05:16:45 PM  
You know who else had a German car?
 
2013-03-06 05:17:06 PM  
 
2013-03-06 05:17:40 PM  
i.qkme.me
 
2013-03-06 05:17:44 PM  

WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.


I'd give your left nut for one, too.  And I'd throw in the right one as a tip.
 
2013-03-06 05:35:18 PM  

neversubmit: What I want to know is: why haven't we invaded yet?

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See monroe doctrine. It already is out oil, we called it 200 years ago.
 
2013-03-06 05:35:23 PM  
From the amount of attention Fark and America is giving this shrimp, I'd say "crazy".
 
2013-03-06 05:42:21 PM  

neversubmit: What I want to know is: why haven't we invaded yet?

[raincoaster.files.wordpress.com image 558x417]


I hate to break your heart, but despite all his horseshiat, Chavez was an absolutely excellent provider of oil to the U.S. He was as phoney as the day is long so we let it slide.

/ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHQLQ1Rc_Js
 
2013-03-06 05:45:42 PM  

Tom_Slick: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

I spent $10,000 over 7 years to restore a 1965 Beetle, I sold it for market value of $6500, buy one already restored, not only is it cheaper, you get to drive it sooner.


The secret to making a small fortune restoring old cars is to start with a large fortune.

/If it's not for sale, it doesn't matter how much you have in it.
 
2013-03-06 05:47:38 PM  

Dialectic: The Mexicans have a saying: A politician who is poor is a poor politician.


Makes you wonder about their whole nation, unfortunately.
 
2013-03-06 05:50:39 PM  
My guess was Dacia Sandero, so I wasn't too far off.
 
2013-03-06 06:00:54 PM  

treesloth: WTFDYW: I would give my left nut to have a nice VW beetle from that era.

I'd give your left nut for one, too.  And I'd throw in the right one as a and that tip.

 
2013-03-06 06:04:18 PM  
Wow, I'm currently driving a '76 (that was a 1-owner previously to me) that I bought for the kids, but my '68 912 rusted out the torshion bars so now it is my daily driver.  I believe it has 280k miles according to the previous owner!
 
2013-03-06 06:04:55 PM  
Interesting comparison - Mujica gives away 90% of his income to the poor, Chavez apparently took 90% of the revenue of the poor for his income
 
2013-03-06 06:10:54 PM  
All I know is that I'd have put some 22" spinners on that farker.
 
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