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Bug — Just your run of the mill super beetle nothing special here. It has a stock 1600DP engine with a H30/31 carb and SVDA distributor. Cheap to drive and maintain an awesome car to own and gets looks and conversations started!!!! Sweeeeet.

Pros: German Engineering

Cons: still needs work

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Most Over Rated Car Ever Produced. — Hitler's revenge. Piece of junk that broke down far more often than it should have, usually in the most inconvenient locations such as 300 miles from home the night before Thanksgiving in a sleet storm, when the electrical system packed it in. HATED THIS CAR with a passion.

Pros: Not much; well, I guess the color wasn't bad.

Cons: everything.

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My Car — i do not drive a stock 1971 VW bug. The car that i drive is modded to be a Baja style car. It has a decent lift and ride on 29 inch tires. The engine is mounted in the rear and is air cooled. I do not have vacume lines or an oil filter. No need for them . Though i do plan on adding an external oil cooler.

Pros: the look i get in it

Cons: loud

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Mom & My Beetle — My car handles very well and is rather fast for a old beetle, it rattles a lot but still comfortable to drive. the petrol pedals in this beetle tends to lean to the right after time until it breaks, but everything to fix is rather cheap. the original spray job only put 1 coat of paint on which is now chiping off, so i will need a better job soon. the passanger window does not seal properly and now i see there is rust developing on the inner door at the bottom where rain settled. Both mom & me have one - paid R16000 each and in total the best deal ever. Handles well on long trips too.

Pros: Fun, easy and cheap

Cons: Not as fast as other cars

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Classic Beetle — Great bug but it caught on fire while I was driving, Lucky I had a 2ltr juice in the car and I put it out, Fire is a common fault of the VW because they use press in fittings for the fuel line

Pros: Its really cute

Cons: Its burnt at the back awaiting repairs, And i thought BBQ season was over

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Bad Baja Bug — This little monster has made it up and down every trail that i've seen a jeep go up and it only has two wheel drive.

Pros: cheap to fix, rad.

Cons: no cup holder. thats it.

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1971 Volkswagen Kever 1303 — Repainted winter 2006-7 Engine set in in ordre 2006 Real fun car with lots of history And it realy is fun to drive open in summer

Pros: Fun, Dreamcar, real driving pleasure

Cons: cost, reliability

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A Classic Old-timer — This is a 1971 VW Beetle Automatic (auto-stick). Needs a lot of love and a lot of patience, for it likes to break down unexpected. But I have had it for more than 8 years now, and it breaks my heart just thinking of selling it.

Pros: Lasts forever, given a good mechanic and good care.

Cons: If you want performance, forget it.

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You Never Forget The First One! — Awesome car that couldn't go over 120kph without drafting and when I did that I blew a chunk out of the engine. Bought for $3100, sold for $700, loved every cent, kilometer and bit of it.

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1971 Re-birth — I brought the car after it was parked for 20 years. A new battery, starter, fuel pump and fuel line and I had it on the road. That pretty much says it all.

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Just Fun By Da

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

2008 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Fun For Single-teens By snmc95

too small, not enough space. drives very well, very reliable not a lot of problems. I trust this vehicle, not good in the snow. Convertible top very heavy, annoying manual roof, putting the top down r... Read More

A Great Small Car. By dickbutz

She just loves her Beetles. Great vision, economy, hauling capacity and does everything she wants it to do. Obviously she likes red with a black interior. she has a nice radio that suits her as she o... Read More

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