Volkswagen Beetle Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Volkswagen Beetle reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
Stylish car for $15k?
I'm a classic car nut and know very little about anything made since steel bumpers and carburettors went out of fashion. However, my partner who is quite an inexperienced driver needs to start ...Read more
Travelling to Cape York
Re the VW Amaroks on Cape York. In the early 1970s I was on mineral exploration and surveying in Cape York with Alcan on bauxite exploration and GHD for surveying. Many of the survey pegs and lines ...Read more
Best car for P-plate driver?
My daughter is fast approaching her 18th birthday, has completed her 120 hours of driving, and now has her mind set on the Volkswagen Beetle. She has been driving my wife's Mazda CX-5 for most of the ...Read more
Used Volkswagen Beetle review: 2000-2013
During the 1960s and into the '70s the original VW Beetle was a major player in the Australian market. It was built here for most of that time and was often in the top three in the sales race; beaten ...Read more
VW recalls 2.6m cars, over 44,000 in Australia
Volkswagen is issuing recalls and advisories for about 2.6 million vehicles world-wide, including about 43,700 in Australia, for a range of three defects. The Australian vehicles include more than 16 ...Read more
Used Volkswagen Beetle review: 2000-2010
The new Beetle might look like the original 'People's Car' but in reality there's very little about the new car that can be traced back to the old model.NEW The engine is in the front of the new car ...Read more
Gen-Y buyers guide
Raised in the digital age, they expect to have 24/7 accessibility to their friends and family as well as the must-have iPods and internet savvy smart phones. Their needs also extend to their cars. ...Read more
Hybrid or diesel?
I AM thinking of buying a Toyota hybrid or a diesel such as a Volkswagen to save fuel. I drive to work in traffic every day and I thought the hybrid would work for me, but people tell me that diesel ...Read more
Used Volkswagen Beetle review: 2000-2002
Recreating a classic model from the past like VW did with the new Beetle is a huge gamble. It can be a huge hit and the company’s decision makers can look like heroes, or it can be an abject failure ...Read more
Used Volkswagen Beetle review: 1945-1996
The humble Beetle was able to do something Adolf Hitler couldn’t, it conquered the world. The Beetle was Hitler’s idea to give his people a cheap and cheerful car, but by the time it went out of ...Read more
Used Volkswagen Beetle review: 1957-1976
The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most significant cars of all time. Read more
Used Volkswagen Beetle review: 1960-1973
The VW Beetle, while conceived by Hitler in the 1930s, was designed by Dr Ferdinand Porsche, one of the most gifted automotive designers of all time. Read more
Diesel to die for
I'M thinking of buying the new 1.9-litre VW Beetle TDI. What are your thoughts about the car? I would like to keep the car for a long time. Which colour/paint-type ages better? A little while ago, ...Read more
I own a 1964 VW Beetle and am wondering what petrol I will need to use when the lead replacement fuel expires in the near future. Read more