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1965 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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Spunky Low End Torque — Our beetle was so cute and had a lot of guts. It can go where jeeps can't follow and the rear wheel drive is great in the snow. Requires a lot of work as they age, but with new king pins and a rebuilt motor it ran great. Watch out for rust if you're thinking about buying one and expect to do a lot of restoration. Fortunately, Beetle parts are pretty cheap

Pros: Beats most cars off the line, Cute, Easy to work on

Cons: Requires a lot of work, Often underestimated on the freeway so you get cut off alot, Needs a fifth gear

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1965 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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My Second Car — 40HP. Full Synchomesh 4 speed Manual Trans. I bought this in 1970 for $900 and put about 70,000 miles on it. I sold it in 1986 for $350 - not running.

Pros: Good economy

Cons: Lack of Power and lack of Air

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1965 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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Actually Mine Was A Convertable And "candy Apple Red" — My VW Bug had 50 gallon drums welded in as the floorboards. My Dad totaly decked out my '65 Convertable VW Bug. It was SWEET!!

Pros: Gave great hairdos

Cons: Kind of cold in the winter time.

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1965 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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It Is A Fully Rebuilt Cali Style 65 Beetle, What More Do I Need Say? — Car was rebuilt by previous owner from the pan up. He had a 2332 in it, gorgeous fast car. He sold it to me with a reliable 1600dp in it. This is one beautiful car, the odd minor paint nick or scratch, but nothing that is not repairable.

Pros: Gorgeous, real looker

Cons: Slow, haha

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1965 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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White Wonder — My second car - bought it used in 1970 for about $900 with about 60,000 miles on it to replace the '57 bug. Over 10% power increase to a phenomenal 40 HP AND it had a FULL synchromesh 4 speed manual trans. Top speed was probably 70 or 75. Mileage was about 26 - 30 mpg. I unloaded it in 1986 for $400 NOT RUNNING with about 160,000 miles on it. It became very unreliable in 1979 and stranded me a couple of times during my commute to San Onofre (75 miles one way) so I bought a Mazda GLC to replace it, but kept the car until we moved to Arcadia. Carburetor problems to the point where I was having to rebuild it every year or so. I could get the rebuild kit for about $10 and did it myself. Once I got the price for a new carb but the cost was about $150 - insane.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Economical, fairly reliable (at least at first), easy to work on as long as you knew what you were doing

Cons: Hate/Love

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1965 Volkswagen Beetle Review
Natalie says:
Loved it it had a sunroof that rolled open and I converted it to a 12 volt.
vs1965 MG MGB
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Front Seats Ranked 1965 MG MGB better.
"The way I sat in them , fitted to my body ."
Family Car Ranked 1965 MG MGB worse.
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1965 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Review
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vs1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
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Handling Ranked 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe better.
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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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I loved it ! It had all the bells and whistles I was looking for that were missing from my current 2012 VW Beetle hatchback Read More

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Outstanding vehicle! My first VW Beetle. Can’t wait until next summer to really enjoy my beautiful toy! Read More

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Review By Storm_2915

Its beautiful. But it has cloth seats and they tend to get dirty easily. Also the car net does not always keep the navigation system working when you are using it. It can lose signal and you can los... Read More

Review By Guru9LN3TR

Exactly the car I wanted. Saw it 3 years ago in a dealership and wanted it ever since! Loving my new Beetle!! Read More

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Review By Guru91NNDW

Fun to drive. It’s great at the highway. Very easy to drive so is good as first car. I bought it for my daughter and she is so happy with the beetle. Read More

Review By Ellie1car

Good value, good safety features, best of the small cars out there. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Review By DanielDenim

The turbo is peppy and not closterphobic inside at all. Read More

Review By Guru9D5LMG

A Volkswagen Beetle has been my dream car ever since I was little and I have 0 complaints. It’s speedy, very roomy for its size, the trunk has a lot of space too. It has all the features you need in a... Read More

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Review By Mindy

Im just not interested in a convertible. *Love the Beetle.* Im 100% looking. Read More

Review By GuruP4KKS

It looks beautiful and I want it. I am so in love with the Volkswagen Beetles. Read More

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