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  • meet the new John Lennon 🤣🤣🤣🤣

      1 year ago
  • Most of my earliest car experiences were in Beetles - my Dad used to sell them in London.. So I have a soft spot for them, for sure!

      1 year ago
  • It depends on the year and model. '69 was OK because VW finally went full IRS (not swing axles). My preference is the '71 with the 1600 dual port head engine. On the wee little details side of things '72 had a tiny defroster fan. That sounds silly, but it was a big improvement..

    I have mixed feelings with the Super Beetle. The front end needed a lot of looking after. The least bit of wear and the front end would wobble.

    (Stock) Beetles weren't fast, didn't handle all that well, but they were well made, durable, handled bad weather and horrible roads well. Except for the one time my Beetle froze to the pavement, it never failed.

    The only car I've ever had since the Beetle that came close to that level of simplicity and reliability was......a Geo Metro (Suzuki Swift). All 3 cylinders and 1 liter of it.

      1 year ago
    • Love the thorough review! How exactly did your beetle freeze to the pavement? 😂

        1 year ago
    • I went on a trip on an absurdly cold night - 4 degrees F. There was a little snow on the ground when I parked and a little snow was falling, more like a freezing mist. Everything around was coated in a film of ice. When I got back to the car in the...

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        1 year ago
  • Love the beetle! Classic, either stock or custom, it's a wonderful piece of expressionism

      1 year ago
  • I like the character of them, but an ex boss owned one and used to take me to work in one. It was forever breaking down and so uncomfortable. But, she adored it.

      1 year ago

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