1967 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1967 Volkswagen Beetle 1300 Convertible 1.3 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.3 petrol Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired216100 miles
Most recent distance216600 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Polo

Summary:

A lot like other small cars, but without the boring bit!

Faults:

The fuel pump became blocked due to sediment in the tank. This was easily fixed and cost nothing.

The automatic choke stopped working at 216,250 miles. Replacing it was both inexpensive and easy.

The hood leaks at the windscreen seal in heavy rain.

General Comments:

This car is without a doubt the most entertaining and satisfying one I have ever driven.

It takes a while to get used to the 'upside down' pedals, but once this has been overcome the car is a joy to drive.

My beetle never fails to turn heads with its unusual styling and unique sound. As a rule driving becomes a much more friendly, relaxed process. No other car gives this much fun.

A Beetle will also rust like no other car, and requires regular and carefull maintenance to keep it on the road.

It is well worth the effort!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th May, 2002

1967 Volkswagen Beetle 1500 1.6 from North America

Year of manufacture1967
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6 Manual
Distance when acquired167000 miles
Most recent distance180000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Type II

Summary:

The original Porsche

Faults:

I bought it in California with intentions to drive it back home to Texas. The original case 1600 (rebuilt) ran rather well, but unforseen compression issues required a rebuild.

Transaxle pops out of fourth under initial load occasionally, but to be expected.

Steering is naturally rather loose, but it shall be fixed within a few years.

General Comments:

Car handles decently, but the swing axle suspension defies confidence.

A beetle: All weather car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2001

1967 Volkswagen Beetle VW1500L 1.6 from Greece

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: 5.4 / 10, based on 5 reviews