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      08-05-2007, 02:35 AM   #1
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VW Beetle power spoiler?

I was cruising along behind a newer model VW Beetle, when I could have sworn the rear window spoiler moved. I didn't realize that was powered like the Crysler Crossfire and Porsche 911, Boxsters, etc. were.

Did a little research on the web, and though it was very difficult to find info on it, I discovered this is an option for the Turbo-S version? Apparently it goes up at 40-45 mph, and goes back down automatically below 10 mph.

...a roof-mounted spoiler extends at 45 mph to improve airflow management, Porsche-style, but it opens and closes with an annoying groan and thud whose origin will mystify Turbo S buyers for days.
Anyone know about this?
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