4 Cars Your Kids Will Love to Be Dropped Off In

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Don’t put the top back up on that VW Beetle or Eos just yet. Much to the relief of parents, school’s officially back in session—and that means it’s prime time to exact some revenge for those long summer days of hearing, “I’m bored!” Embarrassing your kids is a rite of Dropping Kids off at Schoolpassage (and sometimes it’s the only thing that gets you through those tough tween and teen years). However, there are also those rare times your kids are proud to be seen with Mom or Dad. Getting dropped off in an awesome ride is one of them.

Maybe they missed the bus, you’re in a more rural part of town where the bus schedule is hectic or the power (and alarm clocks) went out this morning. When you have to drop the kids off at school, who says you can’t do it in style? Here are some of the best Volkswagens to make the right back-to-school statement.

Wearing pajamas or your hair in rollers is totally optional.

1. Beetle

People of all ages love the Volkswagen Beetle. It doesn’t matter if you have a restored classic model or a brand new 2015 convertible. The Beetle has succeeded in appealing to men and women, boys and girls, of every age and for every type of trendsetter.

2. Eos

Kids love convertibles, and the Eos is the sleeker, stretched out, cooler cousin of the Beetle. Plus, it has the room you need for that tuba or cello for band practice after school. Make the most of the lingering Utah summers by dropping the kids off with the top down while instantly improving their reputation. If only someone had done that for you back in the day.

3. Golf R

Currently the most powerful Golf ever featured, the R-model is what kids imagine their awesome older cousin would drive. It’s compact, yet dishes up some incredible speed and drive features. The Golf is the car that originally made hatchbacks into showstoppers, and it still works today. Let your kids choose the music, crank it up and they’ll have their “street cred” jacked up for the whole school year.

4. Classic Bus

Rumors have been swirling that the Bus is having a comeback, but you can still pick up a killer used model that’s full of peace and love. This is the ultimate ride if your kid is heading into their hippie phase. Even better, it has room to spare for carpools, instruments or science projects.

Just be careful—you don’t want to permanently replace the school bus driver.

VW Quotes from Drivers like You

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Pardon us for tooting our own horn—but Volkswagen cars and SUVs have a lot of bragging power. After manufacturing cars, buses, SUVs and trucks (sorry, America, maybe one day the Amarok will make it here) for nearly 80 years, we’ve built a strong following. Drivers VW Campertruly fall in love with their VWs, enamored by that German engineering and those lines, features and powerful engines that never quit.

In celebration of the end of summer and those last minute road trips, here’s a collection of some of the best Volkswagen quotes from those who matter most—the drivers. Sure, all those glowing reviews, awards and being dubbed the industry leader is a great thing. But Volkswagen has always been Das Auto for the people.

One Love

Leading bioethicist Alice Dreger says the topic of Volkswagen pops up pretty frequently when teaching medical students, and not in the way you’d expect. “When I ask my medical students to describe their image of a woman who elects to birth with a midwife rather than with an obstetrician, they generally describe a woman who wears long cotton skirts, braids her hair, eats only organic vegan food, does yoga and maybe drives a VW microbus.”

VW and hippies have long been synonymous, and Volkswagen is okay with that. After all, with so many “doing yoga,” eating local green organic farm to table products and opting for cotton over polyester, maybe that microbus was just ahead of its time. And rumors are swirling that it might be returning—but VW is staying mum on that one.

Celebrity Appeal

Woody Harrelson, an eco-supporter through and through, says, “When I’m in New York, I bike everywhere. I have a couple of bikes stored over at Ed Norton’s. It’s the only way to go. But in Hawaii, I drive. I have a little Volkswagen bug from the ‘Drive it? Hug it?’ phase. I run it on biodiesel.” Clearly, VW’s marketing prowess is irresistible even for the A-listers—in fact, many Volkswagen marketing campaigns are fondly remembered years later.

Jon Hamm recalls his early years when he couldn’t afford a fully functioning car, but of course his faithful VW never gave up even when someone took chop shop “skills” to it. “I drove around in a Volkswagen Rabbit I shared with one of my roommates, and it didn’t have a roof. It doesn’t rain much in LA, but when it did, I was utterly miserable.” Today, Hamm could easily score a fleet of Eos or Beetles in true convertible style.

Do you have your own quote, anecdote or limerick about your VW ride?