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So Johnny Boy's lease is up and it's time for a brand spanking new car.  I have narrowed it down to either the 2013 Ford Fusion or the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle.  Both have been redesigned in the past year, and the technology on both are super cool.

Let's start with the VW Beetle.  I love the new elongated body, according to VW, it makes the Beetle more masculine.  Johnny Boy thinks its a bisexual car now instead of super gay.  The interior is the same with some updated options like the touchscreen navigation system, which I LOOOOVE!  I get lost all the time in Miami...and yes my phone has google maps but I want someone to tell me where i'm going :-)  I am a previous VW Beetle driver also, having owned a Beige on Beige VW Beetle convertible a couple of years ago...this has always been my dream car.

Now on to the Ford Fusion.  The 2013 model comes completely redesigned, mimicking a cross between an Aston Martin and a Mercedes-Benz...Johnny Boy loooves this look.  The technology loaded in this baby is insane, from the navigation system, to the Active Park Assist which helps you parallel park and the Lane-Keeping System, which has the ability to let you know when your swerving from your lane (no this is not for you drunk drivers, please drive responsibly).  Additionally it has the eco boost engine which saves gas and Repreve cloth seats (a fiber using 100% recyclable materials) to be more environmentally conscious.

Decisions...Decisions...what is Johnny Boy to do?  Both cars are relatively the same price...Both cars offer a hybrid option...Do I go American or German?