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About Volkswagen Beetle

Being developed in response to a 1934 order from Adolf Hitler, who wanted to offer German citizens an affordable small car, Volkswagen Beetle was built between 1938 and 2003, but more recent recognized Beetle has been built by a famous German automobile manufacturer Volkswagen, shorten to VW, since 2011 as a compact car. The current Beetle was introduced to replace the New Beetle launched in 1997, it shares its underpinnings with the Volkswagen Golf hatchback. Competing against the Kia Forte, Chevrolet Cruze and Subaru Impreza, Beetle now is in its first generation.
On 18 April 2011, Volkswagen Beetle made its debut for the 2012 model year and it was offered in two body styles, 3-door coupe and 2-door convertible. Originally, Beetle came in only base trim level, then it adds the R-Line, TDI and GRS. It is well-equipped and even the base Beetle comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry, air-conditioning, leatherette (vinyl) upholstery, heated front seats, 50/50-split-folding rear seats, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with an iPod interface. Volkswagen Beetle now is powered by 2.5 L I5 rated at 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque, 1.8 L turbocharged I4 producing 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, 2.0 L diesel I4 making 140 hp and 236 pound-feet of torque and 2.0 L I4 generating 210 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. And these engines send power through 5-speed, 6-speed manual, and 6-speed automatic transmissions to the front wheels.

Volkswagen Beetle Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

Having long earned a quite lot of publicity, Volkswagen Beetle is definitely a popular choice for car enthusiasts. However, even as a half-century-old vehicle, as accumulation of mileage, these common problems will still inevitably happen on your Beetle:
First, according to the information from car repair statistics site CarComplaints.com, transmission failure on Volkswagen Beetle is the worst reported problem by real drivers. In fact, this issue could lead to the drivability issue, which could make your vehicle impotent, you have to pay more attention to this as mots Beetle drivers have not much understanding about it and only realize it when it is too late. Generally, this problem often starts with clunking or grinding noises from underneath the vehicle; if left unattended, you will find the transmission is slipping or surging, even the indicator does not match the gear, vehicle starts in another gear or refuses to go into any gear; finally, you will find it hard to shift gears. Before you do not want to get stuck halfway, please always keep the Beetle transmission assembly, automatic transmission filter, automatic transmission shifter, shift cable and clutch fork in good condition.
Second, for Volkswagen Beetle owners, engine failure is an issue that they will finally meet when the vehicle is approaching breakdown. In case it appears prematurely, you have the need to diagnose and solve it as early as possible. Some kind Beetle drivers with mechanics background provide some practical and simple symptoms of this issue for your reference. First of all, engine failure often starts with strange sounds such as whining, squealing and rattling from the engine; then it will evolve in roughly-running, misfiring, and stalling engine; the vehicle will also suffer from hesitant acceleration, hard starting or inability to start and poor gas mileage. Therefore, for a happy and smooth ride, you should inspect the Beetle spark plug, air filter, oil filter, engine control module, fuel pump, timing belt and timing belt tensioner immediately when similar symptoms appear.
Another point you need to bear in mind is that some parts on your Volkswagen Beetle also need routine maintenance to keep the whole vehicle function well. Therefore, please maintain the Beetle seat belt, windshield wiper, wiper blade, fog light, headlight, antenna and cabin air filter if you desire a safe and comfortable driving trip.
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