Angela Robinson, director of Herbie: Fully Loaded, told Sci Fi Wire that she used 37 vintage Volkswagen beetles to portray the title car, a VW with a mind of its own. “There were 37 ’63 VW bugs,” Robinson said in an interview. “I have dibs on one. He’s on tour right now.”
Robinson used actual cars to avoid computer-generated imagery as much as possible in the Disney film.