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Slug Bug! — I really liked this car. This was the somewhat rare, and mostly unwanted, Autostick. It was a kick to drive and handled pretty well. Not a lot of power from the single port 1600cc, but it still moved the little car pretty well. My big complaint was the Autostick. The thing leaked like a sieve. If it had been a standard transmission, I would have kept it.

Pros: Cool styling, fun to drive, always got looks and comments

Cons: Autostick leaked constantly.

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My First Real Baby — My 1968.5 Volkswagen Bug was my second car. This car was my road dawg. This car taught me everything I know about shifting AND taking turns. This car used to break down all the time, but it was easy to fix. I had alot of good times with this car. It had IRS, which was only found on the later models, but it was a 1968 so it was NOT a superbeetle (superbeetles had IRS). I also had Integra GSR seats, limo tint, 1835cc engine, superstreet tranny (for high speeds such as freeway).

Pros: Hauled ass, RWD, super clean, CLASSIC, german

Cons: It was a bug also known as a "taxi" in mexico!

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Always Put A Smile On My Face! — This car makes me smile! I loved it soo much but I just did not have the time or extra money to put into it. it need all new floor boards. I will have another one really soon!

Pros: fun drifting in the snow!

Cons: slow but its a beetle what do u expect!

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My First Beetle — This was the 1st year of the "automatic stick shift". The transmission was less than desirable. It was functional, not reliable and expensive to repair. The engine was fine.

Pros: This car was capable of driving in two feet of water without stalling out.  It was also great off road.

Cons: Poor gas mileage 22 mpg.  Expensive transmission to repair.

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Simplicity At It's Best —

As everybody knows, the VW Beetle never changed it's body shaped in it's 30 plus years in production; the only thing that changed was internals. Things like updates from 6-volt to 12-volt electrical systems, bigger brakes, and the addition of some safety features. One noticeable outside change was the headlights; after 1966 in the US the Beetle had headlights that were mount horizontally, right in the fender. Prior to 1967, Beetles had what i called 'frog eye' headlights; the actual bulb was inside of a sealed glass casing, which followed the contours of the fenders. My 68 was the exception; research after it was totaled revealed the car was a European model, never meant for US export. This explains why it still had the early style headlights. What it did have was a 12 volt electrical system and the first few safety features VW tried to implement, like a collapsable steering column. The column had a small perforated section that, in a crash, would break and allow th column to crush down, rather than coming back and either spearing the driver in the chest or pinning them to the seat. Also included on this model was something known as a Z-bar, which was an attempt to cure the 'snap oversteer' problem i mentioned in my 66's review. It was an equalizer spring that connected the two swing axles together in an attempt to act as a sway bar. On my 68 though, someone removed it or it was never installed, so snap oversteer was still a problem. Other than that it's was basically the same as the 66 Beetle i have now

Pros: Great smile factor
-Simple, robust design (will run as long as they can get gas and oil)
-Small, manuverable at low speeds
-Nippy in slow corners
-Huge community and fanbase, so parts are always available

Cons: -Underpowered
-Power nothing
-Manual transmission only
-Poor brakes
-Meager to no heat
-Manual steering is heavy at slow speeds
-Poor gas mileage compared to today's cars
-Rear engine, rear drive - takes some getting used to in different driving situations
-Really can't fit more than 2 people if the driver is taller than 6 ft.

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Very Fun To Drive And To Own — I picked my car up for a price I couldn't walk away from about a year ago. I was worried about buying a 40 year old car but have been more than happy with it. Although the maintenance is a little more than I am used to, it's definitely worth it.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

Pros: everything

Cons: None

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An Amazing First Car That I Never Want To Give Up. — My dad and I rebuilt this car in two months. It has a new motor, and almost anything else you can replace on it. It's an awesome daily driver, but not so good on the freeways. I've pused it to about 80 before, but that wouldn't fly on a long haul.

Pros: Runs well, looks amazing

Cons: Needs a new tranny, doesn't go incredibly fast

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Bestest Car Eva — 60 pure german horeses pushin this beast down the road at a top speed of like 65 mph....

Pros: everything

Cons: nothin

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Lots Of Fun, Reliable And Great On Gas. — I loved this car. I used to drive the hell out of it. Killed the transmission doing donuts in the snow one night. Replaced the trans myself. Messed up electrical somehow and the entire electrical system shorted out. Ended up selling for $100. I used to fill up the tank for $4 and drive it for 2 weeks.

Pros: Very fun.

Cons: No heat!

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2nd Attempt At The California-look, This Time With Hp! — This was my second California-look car. Bought it as a nicely painted stockish vehicle, and then fitted some black Empi 8s and a warmed over 1600TP with big Weber carb.

Pros: Great fun as you hit 100mph...

Cons: never could get the clutch right in this one, and the heater was non-existant!

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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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