You can't blame Volkswagen for trying to bring back the Microbus.
The New Beetle was a hit. Why not spin another Golden Oldie?
Yet the old Beetle was one of a kind. The Microbus - distinct as it was - paved the way for the modern minivan. Nothing unique there.
Still, VW is trying to find a way to make the shape of yesterday's Microbus fit new safety standards. That battle may be only the beginning. VW just might find that for Americans, at least, the urge for nostalgia in a minivan can be easily satisfied with 1960s tunes in the CD player.