• Whenever I think of a beetle as a slow motion blister on the heel of traffic I remember the Dung Beetle on Street Outlaws:
    speedsociety.com/street-outlaws-deleted-scenes-the-dung-beetle/

  • Hey! I drove my Beetle today. It required neither push starting nor towing nor selling. They are great cars if you take off all the aftermarket crap that people invariable saddle them with, and return as much as possible to OE spec mechanically. Except for the tweedle-bleet muffler; mine does not have that ridiculous sounding appendage.

    $8k is a good deal for an Oval; being mounted on a '71 pan means it will drive much better but is worth less than an original lift-throttle-oversteer-happy swing axle pan.

  • Whenever I think of a beetle as a slow motion blister on the heel of traffic I remember the Dung Beetle on Street Outlaws:
    speedsociety.com/street-outlaws-deleted-scenes-the-dung-beetle/

  • I had a ratty '69 Bug for a few years.

    I flogged that thing over what seems like every two-lane road between SF and Marysville and between the semi-trailing IRS, decent tires, and the whiff of negative camber that comes from twenty years of rear torsion-bar sag it had no significant bad chassis habits whatsoever, at least none you could make happen with 53 raging HP from its freshly-rebuilt pancake. The rear weight distribution made the steering light and precise, and the minimalist drum brakes plenty effective.

    It had no heater to speak of, and while Bugs may be reliable they only stay that way if you feed them regular maintenance on a schedule no modern auto buyer would tolerate, but it was mostly a treat to own.

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