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1974 Volkswagen ThingReview
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Grandpa's Car.. — I love this car because my grandpa bought it new in 1974, it became mine after I graduated high school, it's cramped, underpowered and still only has 32,000 origional miles on it, its everything a VW was in the '70's but its all I'll ever inherit from any of my family so its the most important object in my life..

Pros: It's the most sentimental you will ever see me be..

Cons: it's crampes and underpowered

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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Conley writes:
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Too Ugly To Have A Name; Vw Thing — VW only made 250,000 of these in ten years. They were only imported to the US for two years: 1973 & 1974. They have a 1600cc air cooled engine. They are a blast to drive!! And everywhere you go, people ask questions!

Pros: They're cool!

Cons: Don't have enough!

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1974 Volkswagen Thing Review
Mike says:
You cant not have a smile when you drive this car. It is a cult classic. Every one loves this car. They are reliable as all can be, and were actually the first limited slip differential ever made. Although RWD, rear engine, their traction is great, and with the flat bottom hardly ever got stuck. A fun every day car. Put the windshield down, and have a blast.
vs1983 Land Rover Defender
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Power Ranked 1983 Land Rover Defender better.
"Slightly bigger engine, more HP."
Handling Ranked 1983 Land Rover Defender better.
"Rack & Pinion steering."
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1973 Volkswagen Thing Reviews

If Herbie The Love Bug Came Back From War. By Matt

I love this car!It has no heat, its like driving a tent on top of a dumpster, and the guages are shakey at best. But you would have to spend $10.000 more to find a car that grabs this much attenion. Read More

I Love My 1973 Volkswagen Thing! By Norma

Owned since 1975. All original parts. Great color,great millage, excellent engine.Solid body work and great interior. Changed to electronic ignition. It as all the original labels. It's fun drive and... Read More

1971 Volkswagen Thing Reviews

A Beach Driver. To Pick Up All The Ladys By CameroTinker

working with my Grandfather over the years how i got paid was never clear. after finishing up a job the lady asked if we would be interested in a car as part of the payment. of course my grandfather s... Read More

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