What would cause a VW Beetle to cut off shortly after startup and take a while before it will start again?
From experience, a problem with the fuel system, possibily a clogged filter, faulty relay, or faulty pump.
It can also be the "Automatic Choke" on the carburater-especially on older models. It sticks and then when the motoer cools down it opens back up. Its located on the right side in a circular housing. If your car is staring up after cooling down it would be a good guess.