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Old 05-18-2008, 08:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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NEW! 72 Beetle!


I heard of the AEROCIVIC through CarDomain.com.
I'm now considering modding my '72 Beetle.

I'm just now 16 and I have a limited budget, so I may not be able to spend time on the car.

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Old 05-18-2008, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Evil Pumpkin - '08 Scion xD RS 1.0 #1633
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Welcome. well the Bug should be an easy car to drive efficiently because of its simplicity. Read up on the driving tips and start keeping an accurate log, I am curious what a little careful driving will yield with a bug ...

Thx NoCO2; "The biggest FE mod you can make is to adjust the nut behind the wheel"

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If your knees bent in the opposite direction......what would a chair look like???

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Old 05-18-2008, 09:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Welcome to the forum! Nice Beetle!

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Old 05-18-2008, 10:41 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Welcome aboard! Great to see some youngins in here! (I'm young too, and I started at your age, but today I feel especially old, )

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Old 05-18-2008, 10:48 PM   #5 (permalink)
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thesamba.com for all help as well as get

How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive 19 Ed: A Manual of Step-by-Step Procedures for the Compleat Idiot by John Muir

I have one and i don't even own a beetle.. I bought it in anticipation of owning one. It was like $18 at Books a Million
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Old 05-18-2008, 11:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My parents used to have a '70's beetle in the '80's that I believe would get over 40mpg just by being in good running condition, so with better tires, better oils, better ignition, better tools, you should be able to do... better.

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