This is a photo of me, nearly four years ago, driving my wife’s 05 VW New Beetle Convertible on the Blue Ridge Parkway. I would drive it again if it wasn’t a piece of garbage. »
Dash flashes when you try and start it, battery isn’t dead. I felt it stumble like it had when the last HPFP went out a few days ago...getting sick of this car. My wife is having it towed to the dealer this afternoon. Whats the lemon law limitation for mileage? »
Factory VW-driver Andreas Mikkelsen and Alpine Skiing Olympic Champion Aksel Lund Svindal has a lot in common. Mikkelsen were once a talented skier himself, and Svindal is trying out racing this year. Both compete at high speed. They’re also sponsored by Redbull, so a video with both just had to be made! »
2011 would prove to be a huge year for VW. The Jetta had undergone a full redesign and was “Americanized” to take on the Civic and Corolla; territory that really wasn’t explored by the Germans. It grew up in design, prioritized affordability, and lost much of its German charm. So, with a starting price of less than… »
Hey everybody. I am supposed to be studying for a physics exam right now but am lacking some motivation. Instead of learning I thought I would make my first post to my favorite blog with some awesome photos of air-cooled VWs I saw at the Petersen Automotive Museum on Sunday. »
I’ve tried cycling now, and it is great. People in Mexico treat you with the same respect as a paper bag on the road, but I am cautious. Also, having the coast nearby is a massive plus that makes me want to keep cycling every morning. The hatch of my Golf is just big enough for me to carry the bike, I have to pull the… »
I found this Beetle parked near the back of a Frys Electronics parking lot. I thought it was actually quite well done... for a Beetle.
Just Seafoam’d the Bug. A TON of white smoke. I mean a lot. It’s a carbed vehicle of course so I took off the oil cooler, put in about a 1/3 and put the rest into the gas tank. Smoked like a mother for awhile and then went clear.
Did some more work on the Bug yesterday. My goal was to get the rear compartment QuickRoofed. If you need a cheap,very effective Dynamat-like sound deadener, check out QuickRoof.
Got the Bug back today from my VW wizard (I don’t touch electrical after a small fire mishap). Runs great, lights all work. Most importantly, it passed the VA safety inspection. My 3 hour tour of the DMV was successful and got my plates. »
The description on this CL ad is pretty funny. A 72 “Supper” Beetle. For a supposedly new engine, it’s missing a few things.
If you look inside the damn thing, the shifter is gone.
Danger, danger, avoid at all costs.
When I walk out to the garage to tinker on my VW and realize it’s at the shop where the real mechanic can fix it.
In addition to wrenching on my VW, I also am a pretty avid musician. (Built a couple guitars, have a ton of other instruments, etc). »
I took my 67 VW Bug in for some work I just can’t do at home. One of the guys at the shop came up and asked if I want to trade Bugs. A little background on my car. It’s got a factory sunroof, is in good shape body wise (minor rust, except for a crusty running board). The engine is strong. »