1971 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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    vs1971 Toyota Corolla
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    Power Ranked 1971 Toyota Corolla worse.
    "I see old beetles a lot more than old corollas, they hold up in value more, and last forever."
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1971 Toyota Corolla better.
    "a beetle can fit a lot of stuff, but in my opinion, a corolla can probably hold a little more"
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    Great Little Hobby Car — I like every thing about the car, and parts are plentiful , and pretty much inexpensive , learning to work on the car is a breeze , and easy to teach once learned , and already getting Cute little Bug and Ive only just started

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Way Cool Little car, and can Hot rod around for 30 miles a gallon , in town, she is slammed to the ground in front , and raised in the rear to give th 60 hot rod look

    Cons: Just assembled , not sure yet , of cons, as its a toy for fun!

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    Fun, Cheap. A Good Buy, If You Find One With Minimal Rust. — I bought this car in Germany from Germans near where I lived. The brakes were stuck, so we freed them up. The muffler needed replacing, so we did that. The tires were not the best, but they would work, so I figured. I got it so I would not have to drive my 84 VW Rabbit GTI in the winter. The bottom part of the body had had some rust repairs done ages ago, but the pan (frame on a Bug) was solid. The motor was clean and ran great. It drove as well as any Beetle I ever owned. It was more than worth the $75.00 I paid for it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It was fun in its own way, and CHEAP. Plentiful parts

    Cons: Long term rust.

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    Lil Orange Brings Light In To My Life! — I absolutely love my 1971 beetle! A 40 year old car is quirky to say the least, but she was owned by her original owner up until I bought her and she runs like a champ. Thanks goodness he took such great care of her. I'm absolutely in love with my car.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Gorgeous, head-turning, smile inducing fun!

    Cons: She's 40 years old and quirky, but that is also why I love her!

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    My Favorite Car — is the best car ever built because is so reliable, maybe not even a fast car but with 40 years old it looks much better than many new cars, performance is good and fuel consumption, it´s a Volkswagen what else you need to know

    Pros: its very funny to drive

    Cons: sometimes smells to gasoline

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    My Bug — just love her, she deffo a way of life, no worries (not too many worries,well for my dad anyway as he restored her). may not have power steering or anything modern but who cares if you have to do 50 shunts around a car park, i like the simple things in life lol.x

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: everyone waves to ya or points

    Cons: uses alot of petrol

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    Fun Little Car —

    I loved this thing. It had a 1600 dual port engine, which I don't think was standard in the '71 because I talked to an old Bug collector (would you call a collector of VW Bugs an "entomologist"??)and he thought I was lying when I told him it had the 1600 dual port engine. Anyway it seemed to have decent power for what it is, .. a 4 cylinder S-10 was unable to keep up with me. Driving it was unlike any car. With the rear engine and the unique sound, it was more like a big go-kart than anything else. But the engineering was impressivly simplistic. It was 30 years old and the doors didn't sag. Just push gently, two clicks and they're shut. Engine came out in 30 minutes, just 4 bolts, 2 wires, a fuel line and throttle cable. Didn't have the exhaust heat system. It had minor rear-end damage when I bought it. I had the car for about 2 years, then hit a deer that destroyed the front end beyond reasonable repair so I gave it to a friend. We took the body off and made a street-legal dune buggy out of it. I used to hate how it would attract attention from old balding middle-aged hippies would try to start conversations with me about the VW Bugs they had back in the day when they were filty, stinky, hairy drug-addicts.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Fun to drive

    Cons: No heat, attracts old middle-aged hippies

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    Most Fun! I've Ever Had! — Performance = FUN! Build Quality = FUN! Appearance = FUN! Cost of Ownership = FUN! Fun Factor = FUN! What can I say....My First car.....a traffic cone orange 71 "Flat Screen" Bug with Banana Bumpers.....only those "in the know" know what I'm on about! The most fun I've ever had driving (and fixing) a car.....mine's personality was different from anyone one else's....as was everyone else's I know who ever owned one.....THE ABSOLUTE MOST AWESOME CAR EVER!!!!!! I would take one on the Pan-American or Mongol Rallye any day!!! Tools required: Hammer, 3 screw drivers, one crowbar, bailing wire and gaffer tape......and they all fit in the glovebox!

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: FUN!

    Cons: FUN!

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    College Boys Rock On It — Nothing to say about this Car, specially in Pakistan, at its age still looks cool and cute. Found only this car, looks really great in any color or tone of colors. Fun to drive. Safe on high speed. Sounds great, even on other LPG and CNG, run superb. I would recommend it to be The First Car for college boys/girls. It will let you understand and learn whom to say a CAR. The Car I had recently was in Ornage Colored, and famous by named, "Fanty".

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: cheap, safe, fun to drive and know by others

    Cons: only car lovers keep them as it should be

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    Baklooza Is Za Best — Verry Speedy , Braks are always missing, Very Good Handelling Always Need REpairs ,cause there are no Good Spare Parts .. Interior Poor Exterior Very Very Ritch Gas Saver , no need for more caches It\s Driving Veryy Differant From Any Other car

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Speeding , And AutoCross , And Playing With It

    Cons: The Breaks and Longue Pathes

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    2014 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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    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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