1965 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Best Bug Ever By Sean

    I LOVE my 2014 Beetle turbo R-Line. Best Car I have owned in my life!!!!! Test drive one and see how far the Beetle has come! 2015 is the year of the Beetle!!!!! I did not want a golf or a GTI. VW has... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Just Fun By HEADBANGER

    It small,quick and GREAT on GAS and really fun to drive on a out of town road trip where you can really open it up and feel the power of the turbo and handing...don't forget who it's cousin is PORSCHE... Read More

    My Best Ride Ever By johnsteve

    I like it and that's why I bought one for my wife in red. She loves it. Great looking car, fun to drive and good mpg- Just enough tech. The third day I had it we drove 438 miles to Atlantic City and i... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    2012 Beetle Is Worth A Look-see. By Scott

    Compared to our 2007 Beetle, handling is better, acceleration is better. Interior is nicer with retro accents and more storage. The audio is a nice addition and the NAV seems adequate. The allo... Read More

    Super Sassy By kristig123

    This is a fun, eye catching ride. Its very shiny and clean inside. The leather sets are nice and soft, and wait for it...... heated!! It has bluetooth and led lighting around the speakers and on the ... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    My Favorite Car By Sheunique

    I love New Beetles. My first one was the 1998 model and it was white. My husband wanted to to get the new body style, but I don't like it. Nice for small family and pets. The trunk hold much more than... Read More

    An Awesome Convertible For A Great Price By minie_riley123

    What sold me on this car was the looks of it especially in white, and cool it looks. It turned my head each and every time I saw one on the street. It has never been in the shop, well actually to pu... Read More

    2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    A Fun Little Car To Play In! By sunflowergal

    This car is great for a single person or couple but the back seat will not accommodate a car seat and growing toddler. The car is not made to carry any cargo. It would be perfect for a second car! Read More

    This Has Been A Great Car To Drive By NanasCar

    The heated seats are awesome and the security system is wonderful. Really good tires. Love the car. I'd say the only negative would be getting into the back seat... it's kind of hard for adults... b... Read More

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