Written on: 25/11/2007 by swisshuggybear (1 review written)
Volkswagen Beetle 1302S is a cheap runner and great fun. Big market for used and new parts,especially in Germany. If you join a club you get lots of tips how to maintain and tune your beetle, where to get cheap parts and much more. (read more)
Written on: 17/11/2007 by Olive76 (1 review written)
I have owned a '76 1303, called Olive, since I passed my test 3 years ago, and I havn't looked back. You may say that these cars have a lack of actual practicality, however the typical problems can be fixed kind of easily =]. For example, you mention the front is too light. Personally, I loose my steering ability at 55mph due to the wind under the car...Simple solution!....Bricks! A couple of bricks under the bonnet solves that no problem. And as for the screen clearing, well your right. I... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2006 by rugerman (25 reviews written)
In the mid 60's I bought a used '62 beetle. It had a sun roof and at first it was great fun to drive. But in time I started noticing its many faults in design. Its light front end made quick turns on loose footing a bit tricky. And it was noisy because of the engine blower. The French 2cv Citroen had the right idea. If you must use an air-cooled engine, mount it in front and drive the front wheels.
That first winter taught me how rubbish the heater-defroster was. It barely put out any heat... (read more)
Written on: 25/06/2005 by AWG (48 reviews written)
Now I think any VW air-cooled engine driver will admit that with valve clearances set just right, and fresh oil, - they are a joy to behold. You get a sort of smooth gentle whistling noise on a nice runner. If the heating exchanger units are also in good condition they are also warm. (Don't waste money putting those covers over them, they don't work!).
Specifics on the 1302S - steering damper fails quite often, chrome tail pipes don't last long.
Braking system good, steering keen. Like... (read more)
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