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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle Alternator Light Stays On
I changed the belt and after a few minutes the light went off. I drove for 50 minutes all was ok. When I stopped and started to go again it came back on and stays on when I drive anywhere.
Seat Adjustor Won't Stay Latched In Place On My 2002 Vw Beetle.
Seat adjustor won't stay latched in place on my 2002 VW Beetle. Seems like a cable has stretched and needs to be tightened. How do I take apart the seat to get at the seat mechanism? Tom C
Why Won't My Tranaxel Shift Into 2nd, 4th And Reverse?
I had to replace my nose cone on my vw tranaxel and when I put it back in, I now have first and 3rd gear, not 2nd, 4th or reverse. I leaked some gear oil out. Could it just be low on gear oil or did I...
What Size Tires Can I Use On 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle
I just got a 1974 volkswagen super beetle and it needs new tires. I think the rims are 4:5 .the old tires are 165 SR 15 Can I put 205/60R15 on the back? I heard they will rub the fender if I put the...
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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.