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Here’s a gigantic gallery of VW Beetle mods and creations –

Dark Roasted Blend: What can be done with the VW Beetle – [via] Link.

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.


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  1. vwpartsblog says:

    LOL! This vw blog has been a good laugh for me. The topmost beetle picture looks like the beetle of oscar the grouch from sesame street. And the bottom beetle picture is the ninja turtle mobile. LOL!

  2. no1finr says:

    I bought a 2005 Limited Edition VW Flint Convertible. It has less than 30,000 miles on it. Here is what has been fixed (so far):
    Valve box for transmission replaced (under 2000 miles)
    Front passenger window motor replaced (1 month later)
    Brake light switch replaced (1 month later)
    Front passenger window exploded (shattered) (6 months later) and had to be replaced.
    Driver’s side rear passenger window motor went out.
    Passenger’s side rear window motor went out. Are you keeping count here? – That’s 3 windows!
    Brake light switch replaced (again – this time a recall.)
    Dipstick replaced (how do you break a dipstick?!)
    Carpet removed, insulation and padding removed – air conditioner was installed improperly and was filling the floorboard with water. Insulation and padding were replaced, carpet was cleaned and re-installed.)
    Headlight removed because it was half filled with water; drained and replaced.
    Headlight harness replaced (headlight was going off intermittently).
    Air conditioner was draining on driver’s feet – drain had to be flushed (2nd repair to air conditioning).
    Entire radio/cd player had to be replaced – would not eject a cd.
    Now tell me, fellow VW fans – is this car a lemon or what? Yes, I know it is still under warranty, but when is enough enough? The car, as I said, has less than 30,000 miles on it. NONE of the repairs have been due to misuse – they are ALL manufacturing defects. So far, VW’s position is, “We are sorry you are having so many problems with your car.” Do you realize I paid almost $30,000 for this very special limited edition. Thank God it IS LIMITED!!!!! – Check it out – it has its own website – search on VW Flint. You’ll see it and fall in love. I did – and now I’m stuck with a car that is being completely rebuilt, one piece at a time!

  3. no1finr says:

    I bought a 2005 Limited Edition VW Flint Convertible. It has less than 30,000 miles on it. Here is what has been fixed so far:
    Valve box for transmission replaced (under 2000 miles)
    Front passenger window motor replaced (1 month later)
    Brake light switch replaced (1 month later)
    Front passenger window exploded (shattered) (6 months later) and had to be replaced.
    Driver’s side rear passenger window motor went out.
    Passenger’s side rear window motor went out. Are you keeping count here? – That’s 3 windows!
    Brake light switch replaced (again – this time a recall.)
    Dipstick replaced (how do you break a dipstick?!)
    Carpet removed, insulation and padding removed – air conditioner was installed improperly and was filling the floorboard with water. Insulation and padding were replaced, carpet was cleaned and re-installed.)
    Headlight removed because it was half filled with water; drained and replaced.
    Headlight harness replaced (headlight was going off intermittently).
    Air conditioner was draining on driver’s feet – drain had to be flushed (2nd repair to air conditioning).
    Entire radio/cd player had to be replaced – would not eject a cd.
    Now tell me, fellow VW fans – is this car a lemon or what? Yes, I know it is still under warranty, but when is enough enough? The car, as I said, has less than 30,000 miles on it. NONE of the repairs have been due to misuse – they are ALL manufacturing defects. So far, VW’s position is, We are sorry you are having so many problems with your car. Do you realize I paid almost $30,000 for this very special limited edition? Thank God it IS LIMITED!!!!! – Check it out – it has its own website – search on VW Flint. You’ll see it and fall in love. I did – and now I’m stuck with a car that is being completely rebuilt, one piece at a time!