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  1. Premium fuel in 2.0L Turbo

    Just purchased a used 2013 turbo and the owners manual is missing. Is it necessary to use 93 octane or can I step down and use 89 octane?

    Started by Jaybird4u, 05-28-2017 04:37 PM
    2.0l, 2013, 93, ca, facts, faq, forum, forums, fuel, manual, missing, new beetle, octane, owners, owners manual, premium, purchased, step, sticker, turbo, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
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    05-29-2017 01:50 PM Go to last post
  2. 2013 beetle turbo help

    I just purchased a 2013 beetle turbo for my daughter's birthday. The car did not come with an owners manual and I'm trying to figure out if there is...

    Started by Jaybird4u, 05-24-2017 01:43 PM
    beetle, birthday, blue, bluetooth, car, charge, facts, faq, forum, forums, input, iphone, manual, music, new beetle, owners, play, plug, radio, turbo, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 5
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    05-24-2017 02:47 PM Go to last post
  3. new to the forum

    I'm returning to the Beetle after a 15 year hiatus. just picked up a 2017 Sandstorm Dune. WOW! lots more HP than my last one.

    Started by avatr, 05-20-2017 11:04 AM
    17, beetle, dune, facts, faq, forum, forums, hiatus, hp, las, lots, new beetle, picked, returning, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wow, year
    • Replies: 0
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    05-20-2017 11:04 AM Go to last post
  4. Newbie owner

    Hi, just picked up my new beetle, I've been stamping my feet for 21 years since I owned my classic beetle and finally today I got my own way! I think...

    Started by swampyjuls, 04-01-2017 01:01 PM
    beetle, classic, classic beetle, facts, faq, fee, feet, finally, forum, forums, gonna, new beetle, newbie, owned, owner, picked, today, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, years
    • Replies: 0
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    04-01-2017 01:01 PM Go to last post
  5. Question dashboard replacement

    I am looking for information on replacing the dash cover on my 77 convertible. I have found a web site that offers fiberglass or ABS plastic covers...

    Started by Belding Dave, 03-04-2017 03:30 PM
    abs, convertible, cover, covers, cracked, dash, dashboard, experience, facts, faq, fiberglass, forum, information, new beetle, plastic, product, replacement, site, solution, type, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, web
    • Replies: 0
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    03-04-2017 03:30 PM Go to last post
  6. 1973 STD Beetle HELP!

    My grandparents bought me a cheap 73 bug because of my fascination with these wonderful little cars, only problem is, it needs a lot of work and I...

    Started by theSamba42, 01-12-2017 03:24 AM
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    01-12-2017 03:24 AM Go to last post
  7. VIN help

    Recently purchased a 1972 Super beetle and I am having difficulty identifying the VIN. The previous owner told me it has a 1973 motor in it. The VIN...

    Started by BeetleVirgin_Andrew, 10-17-2016 01:24 PM
    12, appreciated, beetle, difficulty, evo, facts, faq, forum, forums, greatly, motor, new beetle, owner, previous, purchased, super, super beetle, told, vin, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    10-17-2016 01:33 PM Go to last post
  8. 1963 6V questions

    I have a 1963 VW Beetle. I am new to owning one, everything seems to be in good shape and I want to keep everything as original as possible. So I...

    Started by Roger1963, 10-10-2016 05:06 PM
    1960 vw beetle, 6v generator, beetle, brakes, electrical, facts, faq, forum, good, horn, idle, lights, love, new beetle, question, questions, signals, troubleshoot, turn signals, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 1
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    10-14-2016 11:12 PM Go to last post
  9. Question 2000 New Beetle Owner's Manual, Section 3.2

    I have recently purchased a used 2000 New Beetle. In the glove compartment was the original owner's manual. However, an important section that I...

    Started by rhurter691, 04-28-2010 07:48 PM
    act, beetle, day, engine, facts, faq, forum, leak, manual, monday, new beetle, offer, oil, owner, power, repair, res, stalling, tire, vent, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 7
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    09-14-2016 04:24 PM Go to last post
  10. New to the Vw world

    Until recently been a classic mini owner but forced to buy a beetle by my 4 year old son who's a massive Herbie fan, hopefully collecting tomorrow. ...

    Started by giles_g, 09-05-2016 03:34 AM
    add, beetle, buy, classic, facts, fan, faq, forced, forum, herbie, horn, lights, make, mini, new beetle, owner, stickers, volkswagen, vw, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, world
    • Replies: 0
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    09-05-2016 03:34 AM Go to last post
  11. 02 Beetle electrical issues

    Hi, I'm new to the site - and I'm sure this question has been asked and answered many times , but , I'm not sure how to research the answer. ...

    Started by BluBug, 06-11-2016 12:37 PM
    beetle, center, control, facts, faq, forum, forums, indicator, issues, light, lights, new beetle, plug, problems, question, site, suggestion, times, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 0
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    06-11-2016 12:37 PM Go to last post
  12. New to forum, just bought my first classic beetle

    Hi all. Just thought i'd introduce myself. Am based in Suffolk. Bought my first classic bug a month ago, have always wanted one. She's a 1971,...

    Started by low flo, 05-30-2016 06:19 AM
    beetle, black, bought, bug, classic, classic beetle, facts, faq, forum, interior, month, new beetle, newbie, newbie hello, rust, seats, sound, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wanted
    • Replies: 0
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    05-30-2016 06:19 AM Go to last post
  13. New owner of classic beetle barn/garage find interesting read

    Hi all I was doing a job at a house the other week when the guy there who knows I'm into classic cars said, iv got an elderly gentleman friend who's...

    Started by Painterman, 04-17-2016 12:25 PM
    beetle, black, body, brakes, classic, facts, faq, forum, front, fuel, garage, interior, new beetle, oil, owner, post, small, spec, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wanted, wheels
    • Replies: 1
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    05-30-2016 06:10 AM Go to last post
  14. 77 superbeetle convertible

    I am restoring a super beetle and had a few questions about the engines. I would like to make it super fast, but as I've been reading those engines...

    Started by Mysterio, 04-14-2016 04:26 PM
    beetle, company, convertible, end, facts, faq, fast, forum, forums, fuel, issue, make, money, new beetle, questions, reading, res, reviews, thinking, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 467
    04-14-2016 04:26 PM Go to last post
  15. Buy my 1st classic beetle

    Hi all Am from Nottingham and I have few questions about buying my 1st vw beetle What the most common places does these car rust/rot ? What's...

    Started by Redevil, 12-06-2015 03:17 PM
    advice, beetle, bug, buy, buying, car, classic, common, difference, facts, faq, forum, forums, heater, info, new beetle, places, ques, questions, rust, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    12-31-2015 12:47 PM Go to last post
  16. Smile HELLO! Just bought a 2009 New Beetle

    I guess this would be the best place to get help! I like the car, but there's one thing I can't figure out (yes, I read the manual). My "Airbag Off"...

    Started by oldfella1962, 03-03-2011 08:35 PM
    2009, airbag light, airbags, baby, beetle, belt, bought, car, driving, engine, facts, faq, forum, installed, light, manual, new beetle, read, seat, thing, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 8
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    12-31-2015 09:11 AM Go to last post
  17. B5ddl number plate x

    Hi I was wondering if anyone on here would be interested In my much loved beetle number plate! It reads b5ttl I have a figure in mind just thought...

    Started by Carlybutt0209, 11-30-2015 05:31 AM
    • Replies: 0
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    11-30-2015 05:31 AM Go to last post
  18. Smile Newb BEETLE GSR OWNER

    New to the forum. Just bought a 2014 Beetle GSR and love it to death! I just joined the forum as well. Glad to be aboard.

    Started by dacuzz, 05-31-2014 08:44 PM
    beetle, bought, dea, death, engine, facts, faq, forum, forums, glad, golf, gti, iphone, joined, love, new beetle, newb, owner, tuning, turbo, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
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    10-30-2015 04:26 AM Go to last post
  19. Smile Hello All..

    Hi All, Newbie to VW Beetle World - have bought Father/Son 1973 Cabrio - project - living in Bristol Area. Have T5 and 911 (Air-cooled) - after...

    Started by Day1zero, 06-21-2015 09:12 AM
    911, advice, air, area, beetle, bought, cabrio, clubs, cooled, facts, faq, father, forum, forums, general, living, new beetle, project, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, world
    • Replies: 0
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    06-21-2015 09:12 AM Go to last post
  20. Hi all :)

    Hey all, Im new to the Beelte club!! I have had many VW's in my time but finally went back to VW after my Mazda. I bought my beetle last saturday...

    Started by Elle-Belle, 06-01-2015 06:03 PM
    beetle, bought, club, facts, faq, finally, forum, forums, friendly, hey, hope, las, mazda, new beetle, people, saturday, time, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wait, years
    • Replies: 0
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    06-01-2015 06:03 PM Go to last post
  21. hello from ohio

    Hello all, I'm Bob from east Springfield Ohio. going Saturday to pick up my 73 super beetle. cant wait to get it home and start the cleanup/ fix up...

    Started by wingnut6999, 03-23-2015 04:26 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    03-24-2015 08:11 AM Go to last post
  22. New to forum

    Just wanted to say hi I'm building a rat rod 74 bug

    Started by Bassackwards, 08-23-2014 05:20 AM
    bought, bug, building, custom, facts, faq, forum, forums, fun, great, ideas, new beetle, pickup, rod, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wanted
    • Replies: 2
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    01-30-2015 05:24 PM Go to last post
  23. Newbie to Beetle

    Hi I have just bought a 2002 V5 Beetle today, my first one, I previously had an Audi A3. It has an issue with the front bumper, they said it was...

    Started by hpick1, 11-23-2014 03:46 PM
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    11-23-2014 03:46 PM Go to last post
  24. Im ready to buy a beetle and would like some tips

    Hey, Im going to look at a 1973 Super beetle for $2500 in Kent Washington In 2 days and would love some tips for buying my first car (Im a 16 year...

    Started by ChooChoo, 11-08-2014 12:49 AM
    1973, beetle, buy, car, cars, facts, faq, first car, forum, heat, hey, info, love, new beetle, pics, struts, tips, trunk, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wait, year
    • Replies: 1
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    11-10-2014 10:10 AM Go to last post
  25. newb from nc 73 bug

    Hi guys.. thinking about buying a 73 super beetle.. the guy tells me it just needs a tune and a tire he had the brakes rebuilt.. I don't know...

    Started by jrizz73bug, 11-02-2014 05:41 PM
    beetle, body, brakes, bug, cool, facts, faq, forum, good, guys, hey, les, lot, new beetle, price, rust, tells, thinking, tire, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    11-05-2014 10:26 AM Go to last post
  26. Want to go from a Jetta to a Beetle , but got questions

    Just wondering if any one knows what to do about this 2001 Beetle. I have a chance to buy a loaded 2001 Beetle with 39000 km, but it has never had...

    Started by Jacqui, 09-30-2014 10:46 PM
    beetle, buy, car, drive, facts, faq, forum, forums, guy, hey, jetta, love, new beetle, question, questions, tech, tires, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, win, winter, year
    • Replies: 2
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    10-01-2014 06:43 PM Go to last post
  27. greetings from Woodmead, Gauteng ,South Africa

    picked up my beetle 1972 last night, Any idea where i can find a repair manual ? thx in advance

    Started by kevinmgp, 09-06-2014 03:45 AM
    1972, advance, africa, autocross, beetle, ca, eng, facts, faq, forum, forums, idea, las, manual, new beetle, night, picked, racing, repair, south, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    09-10-2014 09:57 AM Go to last post
  28. Newbie to the site

    Hi All, I am new to the site. I currently have a 1970 Beetle Conv. which I am restoring. It has lots of electrical gremlins so will be looking for...

    Started by PJMidwest, 07-08-2014 01:39 PM
    1970, 3rd, bad, beetle, cars, conv, facts, faq, forum, forums, hope, lots, new beetle, newbie, replacement, res, site, stuff, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, work, years
    • Replies: 1
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    07-10-2014 12:31 PM Go to last post
  29. lancashire uk clubs

    Hi.. just wondering if there are any beetle clubs in lancashire uk

    Started by dippydi1066, 07-01-2014 09:16 AM
    beetle, club, clubs, facts, faq, forum, forums, new beetle, uk, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wondering
    • Replies: 0
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    07-01-2014 09:16 AM Go to last post
  30. Newbie from Ystrad Mynach, South Wales (UK that is)

    Hi all. Just thought Id introduce myself. As stated I'm from a small village in S. Wales and have just recently bought a 10 plate 1.6 petrol...

    Started by Guvs, 12-21-2013 05:07 PM
    beetle, bike, bought, car, dealer, facts, faq, forum, hey, key, mats, new beetle, newbie, normal, oem, question, small, standard, times, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    04-29-2014 11:45 AM Go to last post
  31. Greetings from Miami

    Hi, my name is Al and I am new to the forum(duh). I just bought a '74 Beetle and plan on hooking it up nice. Not sure if to go Rod or Restore, but...

    Started by Al Harley, 03-18-2014 10:16 PM
    beetle, bought, facts, faq, forum, forums, forward, ice, ion, lea, leaning, miami, new beetle, nice, plan, res, restore, rod, thought, versa, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    03-21-2014 10:56 AM Go to last post
  32. Angry ESP switch question please.

    Hi. This might sound like a simple or silly question but when is ESP active ? never had it on a car before so new to all this technology. Driving...

    Started by Guvs, 01-31-2014 01:30 PM
    car, dash, dual, esp, facts, faq, forum, light, lights, lol, makes, new beetle, question, silly, sound, speed, tech, thing, today, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wheels
    • Replies: 9
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    02-05-2014 03:43 AM Go to last post
  33. About to buy my first bug!!!

    I am going to buy my first at the end of the month but I am not very knowledgable about them yet or at least not enough to make an informed decision....

    Started by Papalitzy, 06-17-2013 06:19 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    12-12-2013 11:56 AM Go to last post
  34. 1974 Beetle Vin #

    I'm looking at buying a 1974. I have the Vin # and wanted to research the car and original options to evaluate the asking price. All the Vin decoders...

    Started by charlie@wpc.com, 10-25-2013 04:26 PM
    1974, beetle, buying, car, don, facts, faq, forum, forums, line, new beetle, older, online, options, original, price, vin, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum, wanted, work
    • Replies: 1
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    10-30-2013 08:38 AM Go to last post
  35. Hello from Sacramento

    Hello my name is Seydzh, im also on the matrixowners forum and R6-forum. i have a 2004 Bug. base model. Engine is going to crap. thats why i...

    Started by krutoydiesel, 10-21-2013 01:56 PM
    acceleration, base, bug, crap, facts, faq, forum, forums, freeway, gas, idle, issue, los, makes, model, mph, new beetle, noise, power, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 650
    10-21-2013 01:56 PM Go to last post

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