Volkswagen Beetle Experts

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Volkswagen Beetle Model Overview

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Volkswagen Beetle Questions

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My Vw 1999 Beetle Hesitates And Almost Stalls When I Give Hit The Gaspedal ...

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Volkswagen Beetle

will a '70's tail light assembly fit on a '74 Volkswagen Beetle?

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Christina Murphy
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Silver Spokes On Beetle Steering Wheel??

Does anyone know where I can by a 3 piece laminate silver repair kit for the silver spokes on steering wheel of a beetle? I found one site but $93 for shipping to uk

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Turn On Key , Nothing No Dash Light

Changed battery, no difference

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sroscott
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Does Anyone Have A 1979 Vw Convertible Parts Car?

The top of the rear shelf where the convertible top attaches is rusted out on my '79 so looking to weld in the section from another beetle

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Older Volkswagen Beetle

1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1973 Volkswagen Beetle
233 pictures
1973 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1972 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1972 Volkswagen Beetle
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1972 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1971 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1971 Volkswagen Beetle
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1971 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1970 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1970 Volkswagen Beetle
178 pictures
1970 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1969 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1969 Volkswagen Beetle
246 pictures
1969 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1968 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1968 Volkswagen Beetle
141 pictures
1968 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1967 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1967 Volkswagen Beetle
246 pictures
1967 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1966 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1966 Volkswagen Beetle
209 pictures
1966 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1965 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1965 Volkswagen Beetle
92 pictures
1965 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1964 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1964 Volkswagen Beetle
144 pictures
1964 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1963 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1963 Volkswagen Beetle
101 pictures
1963 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1962 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1962 Volkswagen Beetle
75 pictures
1962 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1961 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1961 Volkswagen Beetle
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1961 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1960 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1960 Volkswagen Beetle
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1960 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1959 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1959 Volkswagen Beetle
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1959 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1958 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1958 Volkswagen Beetle
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1957 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1957 Volkswagen Beetle
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1957 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1956 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1956 Volkswagen Beetle
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1956 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1955 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1955 Volkswagen Beetle
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1954 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1954 Volkswagen Beetle
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1953 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1953 Volkswagen Beetle
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1951 Volkswagen Beetle
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1950 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1950 Volkswagen Beetle
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1949 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1949 Volkswagen Beetle
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1946 Volkswagen Beetle
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1939 Volkswagen Beetle
1938 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1938 Volkswagen Beetle
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About the Volkswagen Beetle

From the 1950s to the mid-1970s, the Volkswagen Beetle, also known affectionately as the Bug, was an icon not just in America, but worldwide. Revered for its versatility and economy, appreciated for the fact that it was easy to maintain, and memorialized by a series of now-legendary ads in the 1960s and '70s, the Beetle enjoyed a long and successful history.

The first Volkswagen Beetles were introduced to the U.S. in 1949, and the new car sold only about 150 units in 1950. Originally called the Type 1, the small, rear-engined car officially adopted the name "Beetle" in 1967. Sales continued to grow significantly, and the Beetle would eventually become the best-selling vehicle in the world.

But all good things must to come an end...at least temporarily. Starting in the mid-'70s, sales of the Beetle were suspended worldwide, though the car continued to be manufactured in Mexico for a number of years.

Then, in 1994, the Beetle re-emerged at the Detroit Auto Show as a concept car. Enthusiasm was so great that VW reintroduced the Beetle (now known as the New Beetle) in showrooms in 1998, with styling that was at once contemporary and retro. With its peppy engines, bright exterior colors, and nostalgic appeal, the Beetle was once again a hit, at least in North America. (European drivers weren't so taken with the new Bug.) The Beetle continues to make a strong showing on the road today, with new options and trims being offered almost yearly.