Volkswagen Beetle Experts

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Replace Head And Timing Chain On 2005 Beetle 1.8

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How Much For A Beetle That Doesn't Run?

I have a 1998 VW Beetle. Just got water pump, timing belt, serpitine belt all replaced. It has new tires as well. However, we just found out the motor seized and we have to replace transmission. Im ...

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Need Help With Volkswagon Beetle

I'm looking to buy a car for my daughter it's got 114,000 miles on it otherwise body looks great. I just don't know much about this and don't want her spending her money on a piece of crap car..we...

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dougbic
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I Have A 2003 Beetle That Will Not Crank

I bought a 2003 beetle automatic with a bad 1.8 engine , I rebuilt engine, all back in and all wires connected now engine will not crank , starter good by jumper , trans switch checked . could this b...

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Mark Ditto
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Can't Get Key Out Of Ignition Of 2013 Vw Bug

I have a terrible time getting the key out of the ignition or turning it at all. It is not the steering wheel lock that's doing it, hard to get the key to turn, to turn it on or turn it off or get it ...

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Older Volkswagen Beetle

1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1973 Volkswagen Beetle
219 pictures
1973 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1972 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1972 Volkswagen Beetle
245 pictures
1972 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1971 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1971 Volkswagen Beetle
153 pictures
1971 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1970 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1970 Volkswagen Beetle
176 pictures
1970 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1969 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1969 Volkswagen Beetle
197 pictures
1969 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1968 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1968 Volkswagen Beetle
152 pictures
1968 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars
1967 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1967 Volkswagen Beetle
166 pictures
1967 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars
1966 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1966 Volkswagen Beetle
200 pictures
1966 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1965 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1965 Volkswagen Beetle
80 pictures
1965 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1964 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1964 Volkswagen Beetle
126 pictures
1964 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1963 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1963 Volkswagen Beetle
101 pictures
1963 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars
1962 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1962 Volkswagen Beetle
72 pictures
1962 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars
1961 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1961 Volkswagen Beetle
23 pictures
1961 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1960 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1960 Volkswagen Beetle
7 pictures
1960 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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
1959 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1959 Volkswagen Beetle
9 pictures
1959 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1958 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1958 Volkswagen Beetle
8 pictures
1957 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1957 Volkswagen Beetle
14 pictures
1957 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars
1956 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1956 Volkswagen Beetle
22 pictures
1956 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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
1955 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1955 Volkswagen Beetle
6 pictures
1955 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
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1954 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1954 Volkswagen Beetle
12 pictures
1953 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1953 Volkswagen Beetle
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1952 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1952 Volkswagen Beetle
1951 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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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1948 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1948 Volkswagen Beetle
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1947 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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1946 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1946 Volkswagen Beetle
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1945 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1945 Volkswagen Beetle
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1943 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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1942 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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1941 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1941 Volkswagen Beetle
1940 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1940 Volkswagen Beetle
1939 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
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.