1972 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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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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Pedro writes:
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4

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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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Natron1971 writes:
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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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Richard writes:
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The dissapearing metallic paint. Couldnt stand the Scandinavian weather.

Cons

The heating chambers

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The Ultimate First Car — Has it all: Charm, Power, Handling, Acc, Radial tyres...... not not not, but even a fantastic car. I would buy one to day if I ran into one.

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John writes:
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Looks, the people and great fun to drive

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lack of a decent heater

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Beetle — The noise, looks and feeling of speed when the supercharger winds up and the bug takes off :-) Cheap to run and insure this is a beautiful car and makes me smile every day i drive it. Does a great impression of a supercharged spitfire engine when its reved up as well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Aaron writes:
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loud, rips off the line, can bury the speedo

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no heat

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Style And Class — one of the best cars ever built and is quite reliable. engines are easy to run cheap on gas. can be modded with suspension interior and MAJOR engine mods. also a good head turning gets a lot of attention from the ladies and not only that but just envied in general

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Joe writes:
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It is an absolute blast

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The heat sucks

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There Is A Reason The Car Was Sold Unchanged For Over 50 Years — This car is over 30 years old and is more efficient, better looking and handles better than most cars sold today. Everywhere I go people are always commented and interested. The car is very easy to maintain and low cost. It is incrediby light and even at 58 horsepower it has no problem roasting the econoboxes of today. It floats.

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Eric writes:
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Mechanically simple and easily maintained.

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Poor acceleration, air cooled engine met it's demise in flooded street.

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It's A Rite Of Passage Thing... — This car saved my but when I needed it to. I was flying down to Miami on the Florida turnpike and I came around the bend to see 2 Florida State Troopers standing in the road, pointing at cars and motioning them to pull over. They pointed at me, then figured there was no way I could be speeding and waved me on. I know I was pushing 65mph, loved the car for that reason alone.

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Jakob writes:
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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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Lauri writes:
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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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Fishynos72 writes:
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Perfect car

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Need money for parts

Fishynos72
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Clasic Look And Style Yet A Year With Most Modern Features — Great car steerings a little light (needs fixing) Body straght engine runs like a dream build quality is great wolfsburg did a great job of the build (previous owner was a little destructive when it came to the care of his cars)

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

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