1973 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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Users ranked 1973 Volkswagen Beetle against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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    My Beloved Superbeetle — it handles greats , was brake improvd with 4 disc brakes kit. love the car. its never been car accident and hope it dont, it atracts a croud, can be daily driven its economical and a vw its a great way of life.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the performance of a non sport vehicle

    Cons: it used to be brakes, but not now.

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    The First Car — I have no idea why/how my parents let me have this tiny death trap as my first car, but it was the very best! I could beat it, fix it, drive it, and haul about 10 friends at a time. I'd kill my daughter if she tried such a thing.

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

    Pros: Historic!

    Cons: Dangerous

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    1973 Super Beetle — i loved it. it would go anywhere in any weather. you could park it any where. it was fun to drive. could run forever on a tank of gas. low maintainence. had to finally get rid of it. couldn't find parts for it any more. very sad day. wish they still made them.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: go anywhere, fun to drive, excellent gas mileage, park it anywhere, run thru ice and snow.

    Cons: i tried to paint it myself

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    1973 Vw Beetle — The finest car from VW. I own this car since aprit 2007 and I don't reget a minute of it. This is the coolest and funnest to drive classic car. I would recommend this to anyone who like classic cars.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: nice color, cool look, everybody likes it, does't visit the garage often.

    Cons: less performance than today's cars, rust comes out every few years.

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    The Best I've Ever Owned — it never breaks down, refill it with fuel and drive, no need for water and it remains a model for all times and cars. a good car for showing off :P , and to spend the weekends with, but not for a daily use (a collection car).

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

    Pros: never breaks down

    Cons: no safety options

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    Weee! — It was my first car. Performance - handled well, especially in inclement weather. Was a speedy little bug. Build Quality - I gave that bug a massive beating and it kept driving. It was solidly built. They don't make 'em like that anymore. Appearance - classic. My favorites of the Beetles. Cost of Ownership - good until the gas gauge went wonky. Then I ran out of gas all the time when it said I had a nearly full tank. It also decided to get 9 MPG at some point for no apparent reason when it used to get 19. Nobody figured out why. Fun Factor - It was a fun car. Especially when the bottom rotted out and my passenger seat fell out. Speedy, took corners fast, braked on a dime. It was a fun, fun car. I still smile. I'm sure if I had the money to have a mechanic who knew VW's solidly, that car would have been amazing. All in all, I'm sure the kinks would have been ironed out. But I was dirt poor just out of high school, flipping burgers and going to beauty school and living in Arkansas. Nobody there knew how to fix a car well.

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

    Pros: Sturdy, fun, fast

    Cons: Make sure to go to a VW specialty place - or else.

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    Get It If U Kno Ur Way Around A Car. — Me and my bro built a homemade super-charger using washing machine hoses to redirect air from the fan in to the carb. Definite improvement in performance. Other than that, and the four 16" 250s, she is a stock standard 1600.

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

    Pros: Fun. Excellent drive and comfort.

    Cons: Tendency to leak oil and catch n fire once in a while.

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    1973 Vw Super Beetle — My '73 super beetle has been around the block a few times but is in relatively good shape with very few body issues. This vehicle outperforms most cars on the road as it has had quite a few performance modifications, including a high performance aircooled vw engine (NOT PORSCHE), and a disk brake conversion along with an agressive lowering job. Being that this car is over 30 years old it has its minor issues such as the interior and could use a fresh re-spray to make it a solid "10". My car is also very efficient to operate and maintain at 30 mpg I can still afford to put premium fuel into it. The funfactor of this little car is awesome but in the cooler climate that I live in, I do not drive this car in the winter. Over all I would have to recommend to people who are interested into buying one of these little buggers to look hard for a good quality car as the repairs are not cheap in the bodywork area and Vw of america wants these cars gone.

    Pros: everything

    Cons: no heat!

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    Volks Beetle 73 — The 1973 beetle is the best car you can own if you are looking for fuel economy, the abuse you can give it without breaking down.The only bad of this car is that it only has 30 hp...it cost nothing to roll and no parts or barely any maintenance.This car is really fun to drive the go cart sensation is fun.

    Pros: most of it

    Cons: the performance

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    The Real Rides!!!!!!!!! — built by me! not auctions junk! turbo engine, 4 wheel disc brakes, fuel injected.sucks in gas but who cares! nice paint and interiors.my wife loves it and my kids too!fun and noisy what else do i need! It has an kick butt sound system that'll knock your socks off!

    Pros: fast and fun!

    Cons: gas mileage and noise.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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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