Vintage or state of the art

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Vintage or State - Of - The - Art When you pull up to the intersection you see a very familiar site. In the turning lane to your right you see a vintage Volkswagen Beetle. As the car turns in front of you, you can't help but watch it drive by. Noticing every detail from the oblong headlamps and wheel covering front fenders to the beetle shaped body and very small taillights in the rear of the car. You say to yourself, "Looks like a 1964." After a couple of cars have passed you see a very unfamiliar site a 1998 Volkswagen Beetle. You say to yourself, "Wow what a difference." You often wonder what it would be like to own either one. Understanding the major differences between the 1964 Volkswagen Beetle and the 1998 Volkswagen Beetle might help you decide if you want to buy a vintage automobile or a state - of - art automobile.

There were a lot of changes made to the 1998 Beetle that really make it a lot different from the 1964 beetle. I will mainly focus on engine placement, servicing, body style, and safety. Being owner of a 1964 Volkswagen for a number of years I have learned that in order to own a vintage vehicle you have to give up some of the latest technologies a new car has to offer. As we all know there wasn't very much vehicle technology in 1964.

With the purchase of a1964 Beetle you get some very unique things when it comes to vintage cars. The 1964 Beetle had an oil cooled rear engine, this made the Beetle stand out among all other cars of its year, and it was rear wheel drive. Having a rear engine gave the owner one major positive point, it...