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“'Ladybug' - my 1972 classic bug ”

Written on: 12/08/2014 by Beetleboi (1 review written)

I've owned my 1972 beetle since November last year and bought her as a ongoing project. On getting it home I found a list of jobs that needed doing so set to on getting them done. In April this year(2014) she took her maiden voyage out and ran like a dream. Have taken it to a couple of VW festivals and had a lot of admiration. Head Turner - definitely, stand out from others - hell yeah and attention of other people - yes loads, well worth the purchase of this 1972 old girl. Bugs are fun to… Read Full Review

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“Volkswagen Beetle 1302S is a cheap runner and great...”

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 Full Review

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“I have owned a '76 1303, called Olive, since I passed...”

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 Full Review

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“In the mid 60's I bought a used '62 beetle. It had a...”

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 Full Review

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Guest's Response to rugerman's Review

Written on: 06/07/2011

Sorry, but the 1302S came out beginning of the seventies. It was at the very end of the development of the idea. The car you write about is from the early sixties. So already not very significative.
And actually, the general design was from the late 1930s, so no surprise the 2CV was better as it was conceived with a similar spec in mind, but 18 years later.

And finally: if you need a spaceous comfy car with a heater that gives you T-shirt temperatures in the mids of winter and sticks to the road like a velcro tape, why not try a modern car. Vintage cars are from another era...

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“Now I think any VW air-cooled engine driver will admit...”

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 Minors… Read Full Review

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Kirbydbug's Response to AWG's Review

Written on: 02/08/2005

I have a '74 beetle now and im restoring and putting after market performance parts on it... it is an awesome little car and i just hope i can outrun some of those lame little dodge neons with "mods" the best thing about the bugs are that they last forever if taken care of properly and they are cheap and simple to fix.

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