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1966 - ad for Hialeah-Springs Motors, Hialeahs Volkswagen dealer
30-DEC-1966 The Voice

1966 - ad for Hialeah-Springs Motors, Hialeah's Volkswagen dealer

990 Hialeah Drive, Hialeah, Florida view map

What a load of BS regarding how long tires lasted on a VW. Not only were both my VW's (new 1968 Beetle and a new 1972 Super Beetle) expensive maintenance hogs but I seem to recall that tires only lasted 6 to 10K miles, not 40,000 as stated in the ad.

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Don Boyd15-Nov-2016 08:26
Mark, good for you, bad for me. As they say "Your mileage may vary." My father had a new '57 and a new later model (can't remember the year) that lasted forever and my aunt had a new '62 that lasted forever and because of their experiences I went with a new VW Beetle in late 1967. I did drive it back and forth from Tampa to Miami every 2 , 3 or 4 weeks when I was stationed there and I piled on the miles in no time but it was a maintenance hog and frequently at the VW dealer in Tampa. Same deal with the '72 Super Beetle. I bought it with A/C added on by the dealer and it was broken when I left the dealership. It froze up all the time which was irritating as hell to me plus other mechanical problems. I got rid of it in 1973 because I couldn't afford all the repair bills and time spent in the shop.

Mark Lincoln 14-Nov-2016 19:05
I used to get pretty good tire milage on my '65 bug. Even after I switched to Balado & Canero recaps. The car was not a maintenance hog. It was designed for driver maintenance. I used to rebuild my own engines (I had two, 1 in the car and 1 being overhauled. I swapped them out every 100,000 miles or so.)

It was a very cheap car to own.
Bruce Hamerstrom 19-Feb-2014 22:45
We got our 1st. V.W. @ Brundage Motors in Miami Springs in 1956. Guest
roly 03-Jul-2012 20:37
that old vw dealership building,was empty for years and years, was just demolished last week....end of june 2012. i remember it had an outside wall that was made of pre-cast concrete,round vw symbols. as the years past by people would chip them off and take them as souveniers...of couse in hialeah they will steal anything.
Don Boyd20-Feb-2012 07:11
I think you're right, Bill, but I'm not totally sure. Perhaps someone else can help answer that question? Help!

Bill Windrem 18-Feb-2012 01:46
Was Hialeah-Springs Motors previously located on S. Royal Poinciana Blvd in Miami Springs, where the dry cleaners (origianlly Barry's Cleaner's) is now? I think I remember buying VW parts there.
Don Boyd31-Jul-2011 12:37
Terry, thanks for your scientific input! : )

Connie, thank you for posting that information, especially the names.

Guest 31-Jul-2011 03:25
Meant to add that my name is Connie (Camp) Chester regarding previous comment.
Guest 31-Jul-2011 03:24
My first job was in the office at HS Motors in my last two years of high school (Hialeah '72). My immediate boss was Delores (Dee) Cage and the CFO-type was Mr. Weigand. I loved that job!
Terry 09-May-2011 14:41
Yes, the ad says "Set of Tires". So you're both right. You got 10,000 per tire, and they got 40,000 miles per set. That's why the ad agencies make the bucks!!!