1968 Volkswagen Beetle Review

1968 Volkswagen Beetle from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership1968
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired725320 kilometres
Most recent distance725320 kilometres


Excellent car, take care of them and they last forever I know! Because ive owned one for 38 years.


Nothing major has gone wrong with the car, still has the original 1600cc Twin port engine that came with it back in 1968...

General Comments:

I love my Volkswagen beetle, I bought it brand new back in 1968 for $21 thousand I think. its blue and still is original. the one bad thing about it is they don't handle hot hot days very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2006

14th Apr 2006, 01:34

Am I reading this correctly? You've driven over 700 000 km on the original motor? I know beetles are tough, but 700 000 km?

Or did you misplace a zero in there somewhere?

16th Apr 2006, 09:00

Oh, no sorry its actually 70,000. Oops.

22nd Oct 2011, 23:21

1968 Beetles came with a single port 1500 engine.

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review