1971 Volkswagen Type III Squareback 1.6Ltr Flat four


A Very Good German Car


Good car, only one day it started misfiring, It was caused by a faulty condenser which burnt the contact breaker points.

An easy $15 fix for a new condenser.

General Comments:

A Volkswagen Type III Squareback it a very well constructed car.

On rough roads, it is very comfortable because it has Independent Suspension.

It doesn't go very fast, but it is very reliable and starts quickly on a cold morning.

Although it can't go too fast, it's very comfortable at 50-55mph which is how I always drive.

Top speed is 88mph (140kph), but I don't want to try it.

The engine works well with the original 4speed manual transmission, which gives it a bit more power than the 3speed automatic version, but an automatic isn't bad at all, I probably like them more than a manual.

This car turns heads everywhere it goes, not because its fast, but because its so rare to see this type of Volkswagen.

Also it is has a back seat which lays down for extra cargo, and there is also room under the bonnet or trunk whatever you want call it.

This 3 door Stationwagon is also very good on fuel, it uses 8-9 litres per 100 kilomteres.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th April, 2004