1973 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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    Unique Car And One Of A Kind — This car is very unique and fun to drive. I have a 2012 sonata hyundai, but had rather drive my vw around town. I also like the manual transmission, which makes it fun to drive. It is a joy to own.

    Pros: Unique apparence of car

    Cons: Maintenance

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    Its A Classic Bug! — They are not for everyone, but people that have them love them. Its fun to drive and very cheap to keep running parts are readily available and they look cool. My dog hates it but my kids love it. I wouldn't trade it for a porsche.

    Pros: Its fun easy to work on and very cost efficient, and it looks cool

    Cons: There is limited back seat space and cargo room

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    Vw 1973 — An economic car. Parts very inexpensive, just be sure to maintain as needed .One mistake I made was did not add motor oil. Bad mistake! I ended up cracking the motor and I am currently looking for it to be repaired.

    Pros: Good MPG

    Cons: Not a family car

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    Teacher10258 — I love this car it's fun to drive and gets a lot of attention whenever we drive it. My wife really wanted it, but her main goal (to drive it every day to work) never materialized.Since it doesn't have power windows and door locks and air conditioning she never has driven it to work. Oh, and the radio is the original AM (only) LOL. I drive it to run errands and enjoy it. One of my first cars was a 64 bug.

    Pros: My 73 bug is a good driver. It needs some work, but nothing like when I got it. I took care of the mechanical problems so it doesn't really need anything. Cosmetically, there are some spots chipping paint, It needs new seats front and rear. They are serviceable but original. The headliner has 2 little tears and if I keep it all the glass seals need to be replaced. It's low mileage for a 73. I got to turn it over 100k and it now has about 103.

    Cons: The engine has some oil leaks, nothing major I just haven't felt like getting under it  to change the valve cover gaskets. Mentioned above the window gaskets especially the rear need replaced.

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    Beauty — Gas mileage, exterior was beautiful as is interior. Manual tranny is definitely a plus. Cons - rust, the person that had it before us didn't take care if it, so we're looking at a bit of restoration. Great car overall, would recommend everyone get one, but then again u wouldn't feel special!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Its a Volkswagen!

    Cons: Rust!

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    Really Nice Car I Would Face Difficulty To Sel — it should have more engine power but a good car that was and still is the car of the people..and you cant take your eyes of it when its near, regarding of its engine sound. its hard to find anyone would let go of it easily especially it has a great memory in its owners...

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

    Pros: the engine hasn't reached its half life yet
    the two front seats are a 1985 BMW 300 series and in nice shape and they fit well
    new gearbox (an original volkswagen beetle gearbox)
    outside paint is well done and in good shape having a really nice color
    fuel saving car that could go 9L/100km

    Cons: after a long trip the fuel pump could get overheated just like any bug
    the fuel and oil meters are not working

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    Awesome Car — awesome car awesome looks great exhaust sound good gas mileage parts are cheap easy to work on really simple its fun to drive as for performace its reliable but weak maybe 60 to 80 horse but the gears in it help no trouble climbing hills but i love it my favorite car ive owned so far

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

    Pros: one cool car

    Cons: wish it had a 5 speed instead of 4

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    Cool — fab car for traveling to work reliable but gets a bit cold in the snow pretty easy to get bits for and road tax is free and its not to bad on fuel for an old banger thats about it for this

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: its cool in the snow

    Cons: its cold in winter

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    Amazing Toy... — acceleration-great build quality-not to shaby appearance-allmost as amazing as its model car, the 911 gt3rs cost of onership-at least 100 k fun as a kart, drifter, track car or even for road trip my baby, my build, not for sale!!!

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

    Pros: woooooooow!!!

    Cons: turn radius

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    Fun Car To Drive Around — loved driving this car. unfortunatly this car has sat in garage and now needs engine work due to it sitting idle. car was kept covered to keep rain and snow away. was not driven in the winter. body in great shape. no rust.

    Pros: a classic

    Cons: none

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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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