Volkswagen Beetle Reviews from Greece

1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1.3

Year of manufacture1964
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired57800 kilometres
Most recent distance128000 kilometres

Summary:

Something between a mule and a woman

Faults:

Nothing that could not be predicted.

All you need to avoid things like that is to be gentle and learn how to "hear" the car running.

General Comments:

Predictable and reliable car.

Not for drivers that have great expectations on speed or comfort.

Mostly for retro lovers and people who know how to enjoy a ride with their almost "handmade toy".

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th August, 2001

3rd Mar 2008, 23:47

I agree completely with you. These are simple, reliable, and fuel efficient little cars. Be gentle with cars and they will hold up. Keep almost any car well maintained and they will last forever. Listen to the body and engine, and learn the different sounds of the engine for whatever trouble you might have, and you will know what to fix. The Bible says "Do unto others as others would do unto you." In car talk, this translates to "Treat a car with respect, and you will not have problems. But if you mistreat a car, you will be plagued with problems."

1967 Volkswagen Beetle VW1500L 1.6

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership1987
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired800000 kilometres
Most recent distance1400000 kilometres

Summary:

If only modern cars had half the character of a Beetle...

Faults:

Quite a lot actually, but nothing other than high mileage can be blamed. Definitely the most reliable car I have or will ever own.

General Comments:

If your looking for comfort and speed think of getting something else. Now, as far as reliability, economy, safety (yes safety!) and "smiles per mile" goes, the Beetles been number one for the past 4 decades.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 1st June, 2001

27th Aug 2001, 13:28

Like you, I really enjoy my Beetle. Mine is a 1971 Super that had 299,000 miles on it when I bought it in 1998. I drove it daily until June 2000 when I removed it from service to complete a full restoration that consumed a year of concentrated effort. Now the car has 318,000 miles on it and is ready for another 30 years service. In my view, the VW Type I is the best car ever made!

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews