1973 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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    1973 Volkswagen BeetleReview
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    A Dependable Classic — Probably the best built car ever, mine is 35 and still very solid. Nice rear wheel drive handaling and familiar engine noize. Short wheel base gives a go-kart like feeling. The ultimate cheep to buy and run classic car. If it only had an A/C!

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    Immaculate — fun to drive but hard to brake!! Its a convertable, so its great to drive on beautiful days. Not so much on rainy days (it leaks).

    Pros: people stare at u on the road, fun to drive

    Cons: slow, not much hp, leaks in rain

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    Must Have. — Also known as the "Death Mobile," our VW bug is a great car. It has survived the flood of '99, numerous dead batteries, and cross country trips and is still running fine. Makes a lot of noise and stink, but it still runs like a dream. Nothing has been replaced, and the only work that needs to be done is for the interior and a new paint job.

    Pros: Runs FOREVER, looks great, still works.

    Cons: Smell.

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    It's A Beetle. An Icon. Who Doesn't Know Them? — I've had this car since I was 18, my third bug. I've driven this all over the place, done everything in it. I once even towed a 70s-era Dodge Duster with it. Up a hill. I love it. The rear-engine oversteer is fun once you get used to it, and I love air-cooling.

    Pros: Simple, tough, easy to work on, full of charm.

    Cons: Usual 35-year old car issues. Primitive to modern eyes, but I like that.

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    The Green Machine! — I loved my Bug. It was a Super Beetle, and not just a Beetle. You can tell by the windshields. The Super Beetle has a curved front glass, whereas the Beetle's is flat. Mine was exactly this color...only add a couple of rust and primer spots. :)

    Pros: It was a very fun car...

    Cons: ...but it was so old.  I think the floor was about to rust out.  There was always water in the oil.  The front windshield frosted on the inside in the cold weather.  The door handles didn't work, so I used the little side windows to get in. And, last but certainly not least...it left me stranded more than once.  It just needed more love than I could afford to give it at the time.

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    Totally Awesome — 0-60: about three minutes turning circle: spins in place 60-0: sometimes bhp: roughly 55 torque: questionable fun factor (1-10): 11 ease of use: a caveman can do it cornering: beware of oversteer top speed: legal limit in most states idle speed: 7 mph in second gear transmission: 4 speed +R, manual 40% grade: I don't think so crash test rating: not for weenies interior: "fits" four adults paint: cranberry and buckskin two-tone, custom orange peel effect

    Pros: classic, manual, faster than walking

    Cons: slow, sluggish, underpowered, brakes weren't good, hole in floor, not a babe magnet, hippyish type of car

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    It's Not A Car, It's A Volkswagen Beetle — Amazing ride. Riding pleasure is maximum. Superb handling and even without new safety measurements the safety in the cabin is impressive. Two times rammed and slashed by idiotic road hogs here but still, I'm free of even scratches and Beetle is still low flying. Thanks Ferdinand Porsche for the marvelous design.

    Pros: Great cornering
    good acceleration with mild modifications

    Cons: No stock A/C (I don't care)

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    My Lifetime Project — 1914 engine installed by ME front disk brakes weber two barrel carb cupholders cd player

    Pros: very few parts are left that have not been replaced/rebuilt

    Cons: needs more power!

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    Most Bitchin Car Ever — This car was the best car i have ever owned. I plan on buying another one and building it up into a Baja Bug. But it was the most fun with a 1600cc motor, with a 4 speed manual trany. she was yellow and was in really good shape for its age.

    Pros: Chicks loved it, funnest damn car ever, got around great in the snow, and was awsome to just cruse around in durring the spring and summer

    Cons: Scrapping the inside of the windshield with a credit card because there was no defrost, and no radio...

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    The Best First Car You Could Have! — The Beetle is quite an ingenious car: not the latest technology nor best performance, but it will never fail you.

    Pros: Overall aspect.

    Cons: Stability on wet roads.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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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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