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The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

06.30.2014
Fiat's 500 Abarth is a noisy little beast, and the Beetle GSR is--despite wild graphics--a more refined affair.

Should Maryann's Daughter Buy an Old VW Bug?

01.25.2012
Maryann's daughter wants an old VW Bug but Maryann is worried about their safety record. Can Tom and Ray convince her daughter that it's a terrible idea?

Volts Wagens: Old Bugs go from Gross Polluters to EV Stars

05.13.2010
The mid-60s VW Beetle was a green icon in its day, but in terms of smog it's a gross polluter even when compared to a Hummer. So converting old Bugs to electric drive turns out to be a great idea.

When the rains come, bust out the hairdryer!

12.01.2006
My daughter owns a 1977 VW bug that she parks on the street. When it rains hard, the car won't start. To get it started she has to take off the distributor cap and dry it with a hair dryer. Is...

I'm buying my first car: Scion or Beetle?

07.01.2005
I am 25 years old and buying a car for the first time in my life, and I live in a city. I am trying to decide if it would be better to buy a new Scion xA or a Certified...

Please tell me it's a good idea to buy a pre-1998 VW Beetle!

02.01.2005
My college roommate Kathryn and I are avid fans of your column and radio show and now I have a question I have always been interested in purchasing a pre- VW Beetle convertible Is this just a dumb idea or...

My does my VW Super Beetle die in the rain?

12.01.1989
I love my VW Super Beetle and have had no problems with it except this one After years maybe you can tell my why it always stalls out in damp rainy weather I brought it back to the dealer several...


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