Cars

This Is Exactly Why Old VW Bugs Are So Damn Cool

There's a reason the original Volkswagen Beetle was made for so many decades, and there's a reason that when Top Gear drove across Botswana the only car that made it across the harshest road trip on earth unscathed was the camera crew's Bug. The Beetle was very well thought out, it was basic, and as you're about to see, it was incredibly easy to maintain.

It doesn't really matter if the original design was Ferdinand Porsche or Josef Ganz, the simplicity of the engineering here is staggering.


Aaron Miller is the Rides editor for Supercompressor. He's loved quick fixes like this ever since one of his cars spent four months on a jack stand in his garage thanks to one. rusted. bolt.