1972 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

1972 Volkswagen Beetle Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"enjoyable cost" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Classic Beetle.  Gets lots of thumbs-up and looks on the road.  Everyone has a Bug story.  Repop parts are readily available and not to hard to fix anything.

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Tight interior space.  So-so economy compared to modern EFI engines - but it still pulls in mid-20 MPGs.  Safety compared to today's cars is also lagging (this is a 1930s designed car - would you feel safe in a 1930s design airplane?)  

Natron1971
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Affordable Classic That Will Retain Its Value. — This car has left me stranded but only till I could figure out why. I learned everything I know about mechanics from working on this car. I have built friendships around the love of these quirky old cars. I have taken memorable "what was I thinking" road trips as a youth in this wonderful old car. These aren't mere transportation - these cars are friends and sometimes family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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This car was rebuild at home, by myseilf

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none

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One Of My Special Toys — It's a great car . Hope to continue enjoying it. of course it's a VW.This car is used to autoshows and it has a 1800 cc engine. With dual web carburators.I buy this car to be restore in my retirement.I restore it and i'm just having fun with it.Thanks God

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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It has great milage, the brakes on it are great just had them replaced, the interior is spotless, the speakers are loud and the stereo holds CD's. The engine runs great and there is NO rust!

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It doesnt have a horn, and the gas pedal is a roller right not but other then that its great!

nicoletteg93
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Classy — When I first got this car I was in love with it! It's really cute and it has been good to me since I've had it! Im going to be moving soon so I have to get it off of my hands, but other then that Im really going to miss her!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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go's fast but it dont stop well

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brakes rear brakes only

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My Mud Pig — i built it in the shed so i could use it to teach my kids to drive it is only a vw gear box and front end the chassis i built from scrap pipe and the engine is a 2lt out of a nissan and it is great fun in the mud it only cost me $500 to build :)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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FUN to drive - Runs smooth with the NEW 34Pict carb.

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none

buggalou
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A Little Go-getter Bug, Can Fit Into Any Space - Dig It! — Only dislike was the old Solex carb not working well, once replaced, Buggalou has plenty of get-up & Go! The car had been sitting for a while and I kept passing by it day after day, it had a for sale sign on it, then the sign was gone. When I asked the lady about the car, she said it was still for sale. I made her an offer and she accepted, the rest is history.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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So easy to drive, cheap to repair

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not the safest car out there, you can easy buy a pile of junk

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If You Get A Chance To Own A Good One, Do It. You´ll Thank Me Later — My first car. It will always have w central place in my heart because it was my first car ever. I managed to borrow half the money from my mother and half I had saved up. I was 19 when I bought it and it was my life. I used to work, to pick up friends, to cruise the downtown and to have fun. It had trimmings on it, a special custom paint and wide rims. Started every single time, no matter what. Transmission broke down though. My bad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Its a Classic Super Beetle..

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not alot of Horse Power

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The Super Beetle Is Too Cool — i watched Herbie, and i wanted it.. so i got myself my dream car.. its funky, its artsy, is got great lines. tell me one person who can not recognise this car from any distance at any angle.. the most well known car..

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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The coolest; Fun to drive; Runs nice; Engine sound

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Drunk car; Extremely heavy steering; Confort

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If You Get It, Don't Sell It... — Find a garage for it, cause the rust is one of the enemies. I spend a lot of money in it and lose half the money... nowadays its much more difficult to see a car like this in the streets, so, maintain it for yourself ;) It's fantatic to drive and it runs fast if you push it! The sound of it is amazing! The handling is fun, like it has a pivot in the center of the car... I miss my yellow bug!!! :(

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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fast

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uses premium

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Baja Beetle — This car has great performance as you would expect from a 200 hp sardine can Build quality is awesome its german Appears slow and the inside could use less holes Cost a lot for parts as there are no local parts vendors it is fun to run when it does run

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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engine noise, build quality and brings a smile to your face

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brakesystem's bad, needs quite a bit of care-taking

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Beautiful Classic And Fun To Drive — Well, the performance in this car isn't quite big. I mean, it's '72, and with a 1.3 l engine, you can't really expect much. But the handling, it's surprisingly good. And what a blast it is to drive! I had the same feeling when I first drove this car, that when I actually got a license. New experience for me, one could say. The braking system is , well like in all old cars, a bit tough one. You really have to start pressing brakes a lot sooner than on the newer cars. But, it doesn't matter. It's understandable even. Now the build quality.. Well, it's a german car. Built to last. And it shows. We bought that car like 7-8 years ago, and before that it had been in some old barn for 5-8 years. And just now, we decided to fix it. Well, it didn't take too long enough. :) Sure there's rust just about pretty much everywhere, but it doesn't matter either. It adds a bit of history to it. And we're thinking about doing a bit of interior updating. Like for example, changing the seat covers, replacing the radio with an actual working one :) and so on.. Fun Factor:: This car is lots of fun to drive. It's a bit small for taller ppl, but it's driveable for them too. Just gotta get used to it. Definitely a summer car. I wouldn't drive it on the winter, with like -20C at the outside would mean just about the same temperature in the car too. And yes, I would recommend this beauty to a friend, because of all the excitement I had driving, would probably occure to them too. Had to give 4 stars out of 5 though, because of the brakes and a bit of the performance. Buy A Volkswagen Beetle '68-'73! You Won't Regret It! :D

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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