1967 Volkswagen Beetle 1.2 from North America
A toy only, not to be trusted for transportation!
Clutch needed replacing, but it was a rare factory 1200 engine (supposed to be a 1500) and I had to have a special flywheel machined.
One day the alternator belt broke, and whipped into the gas line and broke it, spraying the engine compartment with gas and it burst into flames.
When you turn on the "heater" in one of these, you get air sent in from the engine compartment along with exhaust gas, fuel fumes etc. Better to just put on a big jacket and stay conscious and alive.
Went for a long trip once, and about 200 miles into it one of the pushrods lost a tip and I had to return home and repair it. I never attempted that again.
This was a fun car to drive, but was utterly gutless and was in general a complete piece of crap.
A toy really, for young guys to tinker around with. Not for transportation needs.
Absolutely the worst car I've EVER had bar none. Complete and utter CRAP!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th December, 2009
26th Dec 2009, 18:40
My first car was a 1967 Beetle and I couldn't disagree with you more.
It was a fantastic little car, and I would own one today if I could.
28th May 2010, 14:21
I drove a 1967 beetle from Alaska to Tennessee, it has over 200,000 miles, and I'm still driving it. I think that would be considered transportation.