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Volkswagen Beetle Questions

autos1440
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How Many Miles Can I Drive After Low Fuel Light Comes On

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hammerhead1
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Makes Clickig Noise When Braking In Low Gear

My vw makes a clicking noise which sounds like it's coming from the middle of the left hand side when braking in low gear.

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Buggnme
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Dune Buggy Starter Problems.

Bought Dune Buggy, dual carb 1600 bored to 1855, 4 speed manual, 1965 frame, 12 volt system. Having problems starting, pulled old starter out, teeth were gone at tips. Autozone looked up part for 1969...

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Is There Any Way To Use Bucket Seats In The Backseat Of A 73 Beetle?

just wondering if it's possible to use/install bucket seats in the backseat of a 1973 beetle. when my son sits in his booster seat his head is taller than the back of the bench seat (no good for saf...

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bluejude
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The Back Window Of My 2005 Beetle Convertible Is Coming Loose. Everyone Say...

back window is coming loose from the ragtop on my 2005 beetle convertible. The vw dealer as well as upholsterers say I must buy a new top! I cannot afford this and i need any suggestions to remedy t...

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Older Volkswagen Beetle

1979 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1979 Volkswagen Beetle
40 pictures
1979 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
1978 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1978 Volkswagen Beetle
34 pictures
1978 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1977 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1977 Volkswagen Beetle
43 pictures
1977 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
1976 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1976 Volkswagen Beetle
41 pictures
1976 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
1975 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1975 Volkswagen Beetle
53 pictures
1975 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
1974 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1974 Volkswagen Beetle
107 pictures
1974 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
1973 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1973 Volkswagen Beetle
183 pictures
1973 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
1972 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1972 Volkswagen Beetle
184 pictures
1972 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
1971 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1971 Volkswagen Beetle
120 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
135 pictures
1970 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
1969 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1969 Volkswagen Beetle
129 pictures
1969 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
1968 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1968 Volkswagen Beetle
123 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
119 pictures
1967 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars
1966 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1966 Volkswagen Beetle
164 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
69 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
105 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
96 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
43 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
16 pictures
1956 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
1955 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1955 Volkswagen Beetle
6 pictures
1955 Volkswagen Beetle reviews:
5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
1954 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1954 Volkswagen Beetle
11 pictures
1953 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1953 Volkswagen Beetle
7 pictures
1952 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1952 Volkswagen Beetle
1951 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1951 Volkswagen Beetle
3 pictures
1950 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1950 Volkswagen Beetle
9 pictures
1949 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1949 Volkswagen Beetle
2 pictures
1948 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1948 Volkswagen Beetle
1 picture
1947 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1947 Volkswagen Beetle
1946 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1946 Volkswagen Beetle
3 pictures
1945 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1945 Volkswagen Beetle
1944 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1944 Volkswagen Beetle
1943 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1943 Volkswagen Beetle
1942 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
1942 Volkswagen Beetle
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.