would you own an old vw bug? 14 replies, 62776 views

Mariano Rivera
5/24/2010 12:14:00 PM
a guy stopped at my house the other day asking about my 300zx. i have no idea how much i'd sell it for, but he said he'd trade a '68 beetle he was restoring that only needs a master cylinder to be good to go

i'm not really sure what i wanna do. i love my stupid car and how it only has 2 seats and t-tops and no one really knows what it is (been mistaken for everything from firebird to ferrari), but i know the resale value on a classic vw is really high to the right person and the aftermarket on them is enormous.

plus, the old bug is just so cool. if anyone knows anything about these cars firsthand, please share.

Gatsby
5/24/2010 12:16:00 PM
james I can't imagine you folding yourself up to get into a bug.
Gatsby
5/24/2010 12:16:00 PM
Also, what's wrong with your 300zx anything?
Mariano Rivera
5/24/2010 12:18:00 PM
it needs a battery and the interior light sensors in the door hinges fixed, thats about it

oh and a paint job, its been cooked through and looks stolen
Jess.
5/24/2010 12:20:00 PM
I hate all things volkswagen.

That being said, my dad has made some serious money reselling some of their classics. It all depends on the specific car/the guy's workmanship/etc. I'd suggest having someone that is in the business of buying and reselling cars take a look at it for you and let you know if it's worth it.

I'd recommend my dad, but if it is worth it, he would probably scoop it right out from under you lol.
Gatsby
5/24/2010 12:23:00 PM
I don't know if I would trade something I know is mechanically sound for something that could or could not be a piece of A master cylinder is only like 40 bucks, but why would this guy just give up on restoring a bug for a nissan?
the cat
5/24/2010 12:24:00 PM
I had a new beetle and once it got over ~100k everything went to hell which is a trend with vw stuff. People who have the old school ones seem to like them a lot though.
brian.
5/24/2010 12:27:00 PM
Originally posted by: nigg0r bone

vw bugs are for old faggot hippies
300zx is a zipperhead ricemobile
your gay

Mariano Rivera
5/24/2010 12:39:00 PM
Originally posted by: Gatsby

I don't know if I would trade something I know is mechanically sound for something that could or could not be a piece of A master cylinder is only like 40 bucks, but why would this guy just give up on restoring a bug for a nissan?


because he wants to restore a left-of-center car like a Z, and the bug was originally for his son who is now a shithead

trust me i grilled this guy on his motives and he was happy to answer every question and didn't give off the slightest vibe of shadyness. im gonna head to his house up the road this week and check the bug out/see if i can fit in it. if i like it and it's all there im gonna have a hard time saying no
addy
5/24/2010 12:43:00 PM
Originally posted by: cockso the clown

a guy stopped at my house the other day asking about my 300zx. i have no idea how much i'd sell it for, but he said he'd trade a '68 beetle he was restoring that only needs a master cylinder to be good to go

i'm not really sure what i wanna do. i love my stupid car and how it only has 2 seats and t-tops and no one really knows what it is (been mistaken for everything from firebird to ferrari), but i know the resale value on a classic vw is really high to the right person and the aftermarket on them is enormous.

plus, the old bug is just so cool. if anyone knows anything about these cars firsthand, please share.


I used to own a 67 Bug and I loved it for the little while I had it. Yes, the resale value is pretty high if the restoration is done right but there are some key things that need to be looked at to tell if its done right. Rust is a huge problem so any/all rust spots must be completely cut out and replaced, no bondo bullshit. The floor plan should be imaculate, 0% rust, should be one solid piece not bolted together. You wouldn't want to fall through the bottom of the car when you hit a bump on the road because shit isn't done right. Window/door rubber seals must be completely replaced as well. Make sure you have the engine compression tested. And next time you see someone with a bug ask them where they have there stuff done at. Usually old heads should be your first choice of mechanic since they can pretty much fix anything and everything on an old VW.
brummy
5/24/2010 12:46:00 PM
what year Z do you have?
Mariano Rivera
5/24/2010 12:47:00 PM
87
addy
5/24/2010 12:51:00 PM
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brummy
5/24/2010 12:58:00 PM
Originally posted by: cockso the clown

87

oh, well shit. if it were a Z32 the decision would be a lot easier, at least in my opinion. yeah, id definitely go check out that bug then. except i personally wouldnt want to keep it, id rather flip it and buy something newer/faster.
Lifetime74
5/24/2010 3:31:00 PM
Originally posted by: Jess.

I hate all things volkswagen.




I have never been a fan of these cars.