Buying your first car? Get a Volkswagen Beetle!

chipesterkhan By chipesterkhan, 26th Jan 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/ukz9-l6k/
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You can modify it to your taste. lower it, raise it, suicide it, put in a bigger engine, put in a smaller engine, paint it mild, paint it wild, customize it, restore it, oh so may things to do to it until you are satisfied with what you have.

Buying your first car? Get a Volkswagen Beetle!



Buying your first car? Get a Volkswagen Beetle!

They're ugly, they're noisy and they're cheap!

That's what dealers will tell you.

But look beyond the looks of the beetle (if you're not yet a fan of the volkswagen beetle's curvy body). The beetle is all form and function, from the day they conceptualized it up to the time they stopped producing them. Beetles are timeless in their styling and that's why you'll still see them in print media, on tv, on the road. Of course, part of it's popularity can be attributed to the fact that there were millions of beetles set loose on modern civilization. Although it's official name is actually the Type 1 sedan, we love them more as beetles, bugs, dubs, vdubs.

They're ugly, but that so called ugliness is beautiful in the eyes of each and every volkswagen owner!

You can also add that the beetles body was meant to stand the test of time.

Their only enemy? Rust!

Next, they're noisy. Yep! they are! Can't do anything much about that. Although their distinctive engine sound grows on you over time.

You can make modifications to make their sound less obnoxious. I fitted mine with mufflers that make a deep, rumbling sound. Quieter than the high pitched whirr.

They're cheap. Not anymore. Beetles are getting pricier as time goes by. Now I don't really believe in beetles being sold for absurd amounts unless a lot went to fixing it in the first place.

Some people just want to prey on the gullible and sell them a beetle of inferior status at a high price.

Sellers please... be fair.

Now why would I recommend this as your first car?

Well a beetle is very simple mechanically, electronically and physically.

You can learn how to fix it literally by just reading a book! Try John Muir's How to keep your volkswagen alive.

You can modify it to your taste. lower it, raise it, suicide it, put in a bigger engine, put in a smaller engine, paint it mild, paint it wild, customize it, restore it, oh so may things to do to it until you are satisfied with what you have.

Join a club to learn more about it.

So just try to consider buying one.

And when I see you on the road I'll flash my lights and honk my horn! Good day!

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Beetle, Bug, Car, Custom Vw, First, How To Keep Your Volkswagen Alive, John Muir, Philippines, Vdub, Volkswagen

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I'm a musician working in the corporate world as a contact center manager. the money's good but my dreams of being a free man is hampered by being stuck in this wonderful job.

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author avatar CHOPPER
4th Apr 2011 (#)

My first car was a Bright Orange SuperBeetle from my grandparents in excellent condition, and both loved (because it was my first car) andI hated that fucking car (because it was a Volkswagen Bug). So no, don't get a beetle. I mean, its built jeep solid, but the putt putt noise and lack of power will start to irk you over time.

The idea first car, if I had to do it all over again? Honda Rebel 250 motorbike. Cheap, easy to work on, 60mpg, fun to drive, and rock solid. I have a 25 year old one that runs like a swiss watch... I took it apart last summer, derusted it, and put it back together. Buy one used off of ebay for $1000, and keep it in the shed (not out in the rain). And enjoy that 60mpg!

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author avatar Shianne
31st Jan 2013 (#)

im thinking of buying one for my first car but im just worried about it over heating and not being able to drive a whole day... also its going to be my P'Plate car to drive to school well ervywhere really...

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author avatar Stéfan
30th Mar 2016 (#)

Shianne, I just bought a bug, and I hope you ended up buying one too. Where I stay it gets very hot and I've driven 3 hours on end to a place and still drove around there in the heat and not once has my bug over heated!! And I love my beetle!! John Muir's book showed me how to almost build a beetle so its easy to fix!!! And if you don't like the sound of a beetle engine I don't know what you like hahahahw. Hope you did get that bug!!!!

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