That may be true with the non-super beetle v-dubs, however I think with the McPherson struts on the front end and the improvements made overall to the Supers crusin' at 70+ is less of a thrill ride. I have had some scary moments though. I was with my 85 year old mother doing 75 at night when I hit something on the road and it blew my left rear tire. Of course I was in heavy traffic on the freeway in the far left lane. By the time I hit the emergency flasher and worked my way across traffic the tire was shredded and my chrome rim ruined. Was very fortunate that night in more ways than one. A Navajo Indian security guard in a 65 VW bug came along and helped me. Another time in the wee hours of the morning doing in the 70's I noticed what I thought was my headlights getting dimmer...then the dash lights....then BAM...total darkness. Flyin' down the a seldom used highway in the dark. You know the rest of the story once I stopped and shut her down...that's all she wrote. We had to camp out all night in the bug waiting for daylight and a jump. My wife wasn't very pleased with "The Blues" that night. Such is the life of a VW Bug owner.
Loren R. Knapp
In The Hot Sonoran Desert of Arizona - 73 Super Beetle "The Blues."