1966 Volkswagen Beetle 1.3 from UK and Ireland
Terrible car with a great engine
The brake master cylinder failed, and the wiper mechanism was so worn I tied some string to the wiper arms to stop them overshooting and locking up.
The heater never worked; it was the only car where I ever experienced the windscreen icing up on the inside as I drove it!
The lights were dismal, I never got them working properly.
I bought the car for next to nothing before they had become fashionable. I knew it was a rolling wreck when I bought it, so I had no complaints about its many faults or lack of comfort.
The engine was outstanding, I remember digging my way into it after it had been parked up for a week when it got buried in snow. In spite of the sub zero temperature, the 6 volt battery simply gave it a couple of turns and it sprang into life. It never used any oil and didn't have a big appetite for petrol either.
I sold it for a substantial profit to someone who only wanted the engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 10th November, 2014