1976 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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Beautiful Bug by Nam
 — Fond memories of; always being cold in winter, with the Bug never warming til the last 2 minutes of any journey; dancing on the pedals and using the hand brake to ensure it didn''t stall on cold morni... Read More
Go For It! by Andrea
 — Performance - Pretty poor with slow acceleration and speed of 125 km/h however unbeatable tracking to go on sand and snow for a 2 wheel drive. Build Quality - Robust chassis and undestroyable engine. ... Read More
I Like The Sound It Makes. by Preston
 — This little beast will get you from point A to point B. It will do it very slowly, but you will never have more fun. This car will break down a lot, and you will love it for it. If you've ever driven ... Read More

1976 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1976 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen made only minor upgrades to its popular Beetle for 1976. The car was now fully carpeted, and came with a rear window defroster and special metallic paint in addition to other standard paint colors. The front seats were redesigned for improved comfort, and the adjustments for the seat backs were improved as well. Also, the Super Beetle was discontinued.

The Beetle came with an air-cooled, rear-mounted, fuel-injected four-cylinder engine that generated 58 horsepower. A four-speed manual transmission, dual braking system, four-wheel independent suspension, and a flow-through ventilation system were also part of the package.

Standard features for the Beetle included seat belts for the driver and passengers, two-speed windshield wipers with a pneumatic washer system, swiveling sun visors, coat hooks, assist straps, folding rear seats, and luggage space under the front hood and in a three-foot carpeted compartment behind the rear seats. A convertible top was optional.


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