1964 Volkswagen Beetle Review

1964 Volkswagen Beetle 1.3 from Greece

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."

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review