Total trash, overpriced, hippy piece of crap
This was by far, the worst car I have ever owned. It barely ran when I bought it for $1500, but my friends had convinced me that Beetles were easy to work on, and I could easily fix it up.
It turned out the engine leaked oil profusely from everywhere, and got worse gas mileage than a full sized pick up, and barely had the power of a small motorcycle. Ah, the myth of German engineering!!
It was a short lived experiment. I had spent several weekends and made several trips to a German auto parts store, replacing the distributor and various body parts, and on a sunny Sunday morning, I decided to take it out for a drive, and the engine just died next to a farm field. The owner of the field said I had to remove the car. I was so fed up with this piece of junk taking up all my time, that I told him he could keep the Beetle for free, which he accepted. He then pushed it behind a barn, and it was sitting there for many years after... Every time I would drive by, that worthless piece of German engineering was there, reminding me not to believe in German engineering ever again...
Total trash! Stay away from German cars, you will be working on it every weekend, it will leak oil all over your drive way, and parts will cost an arm and a leg. German engineering is a myth.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd March, 2012