Can a VW be a daily driver? YesAre parts plentiful? YesParts are fairly cheap compared to alot of other cars out there.If you can do alot of the maintenance yourself that is a plus.VW's require more maintentance then newer cars, for example...you must adjust the valves every 3000 milesAdjust the points unless you upgrade to electronic ignitionChange the oil every 3000 Miles (The VW is oil cooled as much as air cooled)You will also need to do regular brake adjustments since the drum brakes are not self adjusting.All this can be done at home in an afternoon with basic tools.The hard part is finding a car at the price you want to pay in the condition you want. Rust is a big concern especially up here in Indiana.The plus side is new engines, transmissions are fairly cheap.My '74 Super is a semi daily driver. I drive it on nice days and park it for the winter. I'd love to drive it in the winter since they are awesome in the snow but it wouldn't last long due to the salt on the roads.
well i'm from arkansas.. parts are extremely easy to come by if you live near Little Rock. theres a place called Roy Rogers there.. also vws are plentiful.. theres 2 buses and a super in the paper right now...
Wow! The article above states it 100% correct. Well written and well said. People in general just beat the hell out of these little cars and they run and run as long as their hearts and souls allow and then have to give up the ghost because of their owners lack of good maintenace sense.
I'm probably only going to have about 1,500 - 2,000 left after the sale of my vehicle. Would it be reasonable to find a Beetle with a good engine, drivetrain and body for that amount of money? I could take care of the interior and other cosmetic improvements later but my main concern is something fairly reliable.
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