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No Acceleration In My Beetle
My car slowly started losing force in asmatter of 1 month, I had to push the gas all the way down to get it to move. The check engine light is on and the codes are P0422, P1128, P0134, P0171, P01...
1951 Vw Beetle Cabriolet Value
Hi, I was wondering if anyone would know the ball park value of a mint original condition 1951 VW cabriolet, I know there was only 500 made. Thanks
Possible Fuel System Issues
I recently replace the timing belt and water pump on my 99 beetle new version. Once that was all put back together. It took a little trial and error getting the car to stay started again. But once...
At 100k What's Likely To Need Repair?
I'm considering the purchase of a 2001 Beetle 2.0 turbo. The owner is a friend and the car has been taken care of beautifully. It has 100K miles and what I don't know is what is the average life e...
I have a '68 bug in great condition and was thinking of having a sunroof installed. Would this add to the cars value, depreciate, or neither?
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Volkswagen Beetle Overview
From the 1950s to the mid-1970s, the Volkswagen Beetle, also known affectionately as the Bug, was an icon not just in America, but worldwide. Revered for its versatility and economy, appreciated for the fact that it was easy to maintain, and memorialized by a series of now-legendary ads in the 1960s and '70s, the Beetle enjoyed a long and successful history.
The first Volkswagen Beetles were introduced to the U.S. in 1949, and the new car sold only about 150 units in 1950. Originally called the Type 1, the small, rear-engined car officially adopted the name "Beetle" in 1967. Sales continued to grow significantly, and the Beetle would eventually become the best-selling vehicle in the world.
But all good things must to come an end...at least temporarily. Starting in the mid-'70s, sales of the Beetle were suspended worldwide, though the car continued to be manufactured in Mexico for a number of years.
Then, in 1994, the Beetle re-emerged at the Detroit Auto Show as a concept car. Enthusiasm was so great that VW reintroduced the Beetle (now known as the New Beetle) in showrooms in 1998, with styling that was at once contemporary and retro. With its peppy engines, bright exterior colors, and nostalgic appeal, the Beetle was once again a hit, at least in North America. (European drivers weren't so taken with the new Bug.) The Beetle continues to make a strong showing on the road today, with new options and trims being offered almost yearly.