Following a thread on the Collective the other day, I'm still awaiting for a reply from Volkswagen. A March 7th article on a website known as leftlanenews.com began with an announcement that VW was dropping the Polo 3-door hatch back, which we don't get to begin with. It may come as a surprise to some of you out there, but VWAG has 310 different models of vehicles worldwide! Understandably, they want to trim this down when the upcoming MQB platform is expanded, and besides, some models just don't sell well, such as the soon-to-be-departed Eos. With that said, a VERY disturbing feature of this particular article was that it was hinted that the Beetle may get the axe at the end of its current production run, which will likely be around the end of this decade. It's not my intention to beat a dead horse here as this was discussed spiritedly on another Collective thread a couple of days ago, but I thought I'd let everyone know I'm trying to get an answer from VW Corporate myself. So far, no E-mail response......I tried a chat with a rep, but in typical fashion, the person knew nothing about this and gave the standard reply: "At this time, there are no plans to drop the Beetle." But what about 5 years from now??????