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#3256801 - 01/22/14 08:53 PM Re: Classic VWs [Re: dareo]
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Registered: 09/12/12
Posts: 1981
Loc: Greatest Earth on Show, UT
Originally Posted By: dareo
They still built new ones in mexico in the 2000s if you cant find a good old one to fix up.

I doubt they can be imported due to safety and emissions issues.
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#3256830 - 01/22/14 09:12 PM Re: Classic VWs [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 10/17/07
Posts: 1324
Loc: utah
You could register a 1989 or older model. Or get a 1991 and restore it for two years then register it. Going down there, finding one, paying the mexican owner to drive it up then sell it would be a lot of work though.

I guess they don't let you cross the border driving mexican plated vehicles if you are US citizen.
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#3259931 - 01/25/14 06:39 PM Re: Classic VWs [Re: Nick1994]
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Registered: 10/25/12
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Loc: upstate NY mohawk valley
I would stay away from Super Beetles,EFI and convertibles.Basically 71 and prior.Probably 69-71 with IRS rear.The swingaxle setup is dangerous.

might wanna stay away from the auto stick too...
great cars to work on... About 4 tools and you can completely disassemble on. When you look, check the floor...
here in upstate ny, I live near 2 giant VW graveyards... we had 4 beetles, go up to the junkyards and grab a motor...
fun project.
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#3259946 - 01/25/14 06:56 PM Re: Classic VWs [Re: NMBurb02]
Jarlaxle Offline


Registered: 02/02/12
Posts: 7814
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: NMBurb02
Originally Posted By: dareo
They still built new ones in mexico in the 2000s if you cant find a good old one to fix up.

I doubt they can be imported due to safety and emissions issues.


For a while (and it may still happen), people were driving junker VW's to Mexico, and "restoring" them with "newer parts", which took about 24 hours in total. (What actually happens should be pretty obvious...)
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#3260037 - 01/25/14 08:14 PM Re: Classic VWs [Re: Tuffy1760]
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Registered: 09/06/10
Posts: 5941
Loc: Arlington
Originally Posted By: Tuffy1760
I would stay away from Super Beetles...


I liked my Super Beetle....


...until I bumped a parking curb and bent back the strut rod mount.

Forever pulled to one side after that.

It was a small bump so it had probably been damaged before. But it did handle pretty well up to that point and had better flow through ventilation than my earlier torsion bar Beetle.

No love for the EFI or Automatic Stickshift here either. If I want an old air cooled manual transmission with an automatic clutch, I will get a Honda Trail 110.
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#3260395 - 01/26/14 09:41 AM Re: Classic VWs [Re: Nick1994]
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I had 6 volt bugs ,pre-67, for nearly 20 yrs. I drove a 66 cross country and back. The old bugs are so easy to work on, that it will be hard to find one in original shape.
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