Tag: Beetle

11 Posts

69 VW Bug continuously bogs down
Jul 23, 2015

What's Next for the Bogged Down Bug?

Dear Car Talk

Jeffrey's '69 VW Bug continuously bogs down and he's tried everything to fix it. Nothing's worked. Car Talk's suggestion for what he should try next, right here.

carburetors Volkswagen Beetle 1969

Jun 30, 2014

The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

Jim Motavalli

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

Fiat Abarth Volkswagen Beetle 2014

VW Bug safety record
Jan 25, 2012

Should Maryann's Daughter Buy an Old VW Bug?

Dear Car Talk

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?

Volkswagen Beetle

May 13, 2010

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

Jim Motavalli

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.

Volkswagen Beetle

better idea than drying my distributor cap off with a hairdryer after a storm
Dec 01, 2006

When the rains come, bust out the hairdryer!

Dear Car Talk

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...

Volkswagen Beetle

should i buy a pre-owned certified beetle or a new scion
Jul 01, 2005

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

Dear Car Talk

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...

buying Toyota Scion Volkswagen Beetle

could an old volkswagen beetles still be a reliable car choice
Feb 01, 2005

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

Dear Car Talk

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...

classic cars buying Volkswagen Beetle 1977

Jun 01, 1998

Apple employee look for Tom and Ray's approval for buying a new VW Beetle.

Dear Car Talk

I am looking for a new commuter car that is both reliable and gets great gas mileage I work at Apple Computer so while I'm busy saving an American icon I don't want to have to worry about how I'm...

buying Volkswagen Beetle

Mar 01, 1991

It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a campus commuter?

Dear Car Talk

I am a student who needs a car to get around campus I am contemplating purchasing a Volkswagen Bug since it is a relatively cheap car that's good on gas What is the right year to get and what things...

buying Volkswagen Beetle

Apr 01, 1990

When the rains come, bust out the hairdryer!

Dear Car Talk

My daughter owns a 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...

spark plugs Volkswagen Beetle