what MPG did the '73 Beetle get?

Asked by Sep 16, 2009 at 11:22 AM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

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What MPG did the '73 Beelte get?  Hard top vs. convertible?


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that is really hard to say. the hard top did get better mpg, but it depended on when and where the tests were done. you should expect a stock engine, in good tune, to get between 28-32mpg. the converts were heavier and, witht he top down, were less aerodynamic. they usually got around 24-28 on the highway. city driving they both averaged around 26 or so.

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