Commonly associated with the Hippies that drove them during the 1960's. The engine is an air-cooled opposed four (generating some cooling/ interior heating issues that can usually be overcome with a good aftermarket fan.)
It's simple design makes it an easy car to modify. (Many Dune Buggys, and kit cars are built on the Beetle Chassis.)
It's unique body design and chirping exaust note make the VW Beetle one of the most distinctive cars of the 20th Century.
Fun Facts: Translated from German VolksWagen literally means "People's Car." VW was actually comissioned by Adolf Hitler, causing some to refer to the car as "Hitler's Revenge."
Despite the fact that the origional Beetle has long been out of production in the USA, it is still possible to buy a brand new Beetle of the original body style in Mexico.
Has one of the longest production runs of any vehicle model EVER, possibly barring the Chevy Suburban.
The record for most miles driven on a Gas powered car is held by a Volkswagen Beetle. 1,000,000 on only two engines.
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