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1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle Review
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The King Of Cars (sorry, Chop!) — This is the 6th bug I have owned. I love everything about this car. I love that its sitting up on 15's. I love driving it: the pickup, the sound, the smell. I love working on this car. I love the fact that I can still afford and get OEM parts for this car. I really love that I can get away from road bullying SUV's and ride tractor trailer tailwinds with this car. I love that this car is made of metal not plastic. I love that it is air-cooled and has the engine in the back. I love that I can still push this car off the road when I run out of gas! I started out using this car as a joy ride, but it soon became my daily driver. The is nothing like being behind the wheel of a genuine VW.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: What a car should be. Drives and handles like a dream.  Easy to maintain. A good car to get to know cars with and then stick with til the end.

Cons: could use a paint job. still has the old style generator, but alt. conversion kit is on the fedex truck! can't wait.

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Would Love To Learn More About The Maintenance And Be Able To Do Somethings Ourselves. — Love the car, bought it for my 16 year old son. Trying to get it driving better. When it runs it runs well. Looks awesome and the 16 year old loves everything about it. EXCEPT that he cant just crank and drive whenever he wants. Looking for some experienced opinions to get the most out of this beautiful car. Thanks!!!

Pros: Everyone looks at it when it passes/they pass... FUN

Cons: Older, not the most reliable

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It's Fun — Now this is a fun ride! * Performance - acceleration, braking, handling - Good * Build Quality - has it needed repairs? squeaks/rattles - Good * Appearance - both interior and exterior styling - Super Cute * Cost of Ownership - gas mileage, maintenance - Had the engine re-built and new transmission a while back * Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? Super Fun...it just looks fun doesn't it?

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

Pros: To Have Fun

Cons: none

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It Will Never Be The Best, But Fun To Work On! — handling was great because you couldent reach an unsafe speed. was on fire alot. and the parts are super cheap...but you'll need all of them. But everyone in town has a look at your car cause its a beetle.

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

Pros: a classic to drive for sure.

Cons: money pit.also death rate high ^_^

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Sand Rail — It is fast and it is crazy fun to drive. Super loud and great on gas but bottom line its just a for fun car. It has a performance built super beetle engine. The one my dad has has a red white and blue theme and a spoiler and mickey thompson offroad tires.

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

Pros: Fun and gas mileage.

Cons: No body.

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Most Fun Ever — Performance: handles well on the highway, motors right along at any speed, brakes well Build Quality: built well, top seals and rubber have needed attention, gas heater cooks you out, never stuck in snow with rear engine Cost of ownership: gas mileage is great, maintenance is average like most cars. Fun Factor: I have driven many many cars, from luxury suvs to sporty MB convertibles. Nothing has ever been as fun as this car!

Pros: great, fun car,  easily repaired

Cons: only seats 4

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1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle Reviews

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I fell in love with the VW beetle and this one is no different. So much fun to drive and be noticed in. Everyone sees you. Repairs are inexpensive, but parts are harder to find. A great winter car, it... Read More

1973 Volkswagen Super Beetle Reviews

Love It By Rick1973

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Its Magic By Hector

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