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Awesome Little Classic — This is a classic Volkswagen Super Beetle. They made about a million of them, or more. It was quite ahead of its time. It gets good gas mileage for a 1974. (about 26 MPG) It is super slow, and super fun. They are easy to get parts for and easy to work on. They are also a pain in the winter because of the poor defrost capabilities. But they perform well in the snow because the engine is over the rear tires. Overall the beetle has a lot of character, and I would rather drive an old bug than some little POS.

Pros: Cheap, gas mileage, fun.

Cons: Winter in a cold place, but good in the snow!

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Awesome Bug — What can I say? The VW beetle is truly what it is supposed to be! the people's car. It is cheap, good on gas, super easy and cheap to work on, and very fun and comfortable to drive! This car is truly like the energizer bunny! it keeps going and going! and it puts a smile on everybody's face, from the driver, to pedstriand! Everyone should own one

Pros: Fun, cheap, great mpgs, easy to work on, unique in styling!

Cons: Hitler comssioned its building :(

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Volkswagen Beetle 1974 — Positivity: classic Germany car from WW II no need water for the engine efficient fuel cheap maintenance easy to use for old & young people scarce stuff nice handling good appeareance had a solid body can be repaired everywere everybody will drive fun with this car, hopefully... very safe car... Non Negativity...hehe

Pros: Good for health

Cons: Non alcohol and smoking

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V-dub — Mustang's and Camero's...or their owners don't like it. Handles pretty good but has a rough ride. Exhaust sounds good with single 2-1/2" glass pack and manderal bent exhaust. Interior is sparce with vinal seats and rubber floormatts but what more could you want. Gets lots of looks...

Pros: Street Legal Go-Kart

Cons: Rough Ride

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1974 Volkswagen Beetle — You can't kill 'em. As long as the floors don't rust out they will last forever. They are also so ugly they are cool! Mine had a souped up (for a VW) engine. Competition shifter, and clutch. Hand crank sunroof, and no back seat. Performance? Slightly better than VW-like due to the bumped up engine... Quality, built in Germany, so it's built like a tank! Appearance, gorgously fugly! Rather cheap to run and maintain, especially if you are a do it yourselfer like I was. MUGO fun to drive!

Pros: See review

Cons: Rusts easily if not cared for properly.

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Classis Beetle — It's a classic... a little rough around the edges but what can you say? It's over 30 years old! Still a very solid little car... still needs some work it be in tip-top condition though. Very fun to drive... just hot in the summer without any air conditioning! ;-) Long throws in the transmission and a little vague but goes into gear easily... just takes a little getting used to if you have never driven an old car with a manual transmission before.

Pros: Cute, fun to drive, a classic

Cons: No a/c

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1974 Beetle 1300 — What I like: - Luft cooled - Comfy - Handles beautifully - Quick What I don't like: - A bit squished - Driving like a grandpa because I'm afraid of other people crashing into it and not being able to restore it. - Boot takes about 10 times of slamming it to shut properly.

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Fun, Simple, Classic...would Buy One Again — This was a bit of an interim car I had a few months prior to going traveling having sold my previous car. It was cheap, ran well and even when it had a small gas-line leak, it cost $15 to fix. Gotta love that! I love my direct-steering, manual pedals and simple transmissions...makes you much more connected to the road. The Bug is good for that, as was my 60's Mini.

Pros: Simple, cheap, fun and cute

Cons: Not awesome handling, a bit rusty and smelly, slow on highway

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A Cracking Set Of Wheels — I love Beetles, and the one I had was a classic. It was Orange and was the first model with the larger Tail Lights. It was indestructable and I can assure you that I made every effort to destroy it. It was a great car.

Pros: Air cooled rear engine

Cons: 2 Doors

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Great Car, But Don't Ask For Safety Features — The bug that we own is a beut. One of only a couple thousand made, this one was born in 1974, and has a rounded front windshield, a sunroof, and a gold paintjob (which I guess was special for the time). I'll get more info up soon, but yeah.

Pros: Good looking, great for any terrain (not offroading, but it can go on ice cause it's a RWD and the engine is in the back), lasts FOREVER (no joke)

Cons: totally un-death proof

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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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