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1. TM and copyright 2000-2023. All rights reserved. VW and Volkswagen and related marks are trademarks of Volkswagen Group. Separate information and trademarks/copyrighted material is copyrighted to their respective owners - all rights reserved. However, all material on this site, including, but not limited to stories, story lines, images, illustrations, audio clips, video clips, html, graphic design, JavaScript, CSS (cascading style sheets), shtml, and Java (collectively the 'material') is protected by copyrights owned or controlled by Wayne Dean, the owner of this site, and other authors who submit material to this site. Unauthorized copying, reproduction, republishing, uploading, downloading, posting, transmitting or duplicating of any of the material is prohibited.

1a. This web site is not associated with Volkswagen of America (VWoA), Volkswagen of Canada (VWC), Volkswagen AG (VWAG) or any other Volkswagen affiliate. It is purely a web site dedicated to the appreciation of the air-cooled Volkswagen. It does not sell or promote any Volkswagen Automobiles, Parts or Service. The Forum, Product reviews, Links, High Performance 101, and the Tech Talk with Rick section in this site are for informational use only and we do not endorse the use of any products, information or services listed. We assume no responsibility for any damages to vehicle, property or injury to person or persons due to any repairs made using any information found in this site. Please do not attempt any repairs by yourself, always take your vehicle to a licensed Volkswagen repair facility.

1b. "Volkswagen", "VW", "Beetle", "Bug", "Thing", "Type 3", "Type 4", "Karmann Ghia", the unique "Volkswagen shape", the "VW Circle Emblem" and the colours "blue and white" as related to the aforementioned items are trademarks and property of Volkswagen AG, Volkswagen of America (VOA) and Volkswagen of Canada (VWC) and are not intended to convey that this site or any of its contents are owned, operated or connected in any way to the Volkswagen Corporation.

1c. If you are an employee of the Volkswagen Group or are working on behalf of the Volkswagen Group and you have hostile intentions towards this web site including, but not limited to copyright violation searching, trademark violation searching or any policy which may lead to the closure of this web site or compensation from the owner of this web site, you are under these terms and conditions prohibited from entering this web site. Wayne Dean is aware of all legal matters surrounding copyright and trademarks and as such has made it clear in these terms and conditions that VW, Volkswagen and all associated trademarks are copyright the Volkswagen Group, all rights reserved. To the best of our knowledge no trademark or copyright violations have been made in this website.

2. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to abide by these terms of use. The owner of this site reserves the right, in his sole discretion, to modify, alter or otherwise update either this site or these terms of use at any time and you agree to be bound by such modifications, alterations or updates. You agree to review these terms of use on a periodic basis.

2a. Bypassing these terms and conditions of use constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions.

3. The owner of this site hereby grants you a personal, non-exclusive, non-assignable and nontransferable license to use and display, for home, noncommercial and personal use only, one copy of any material and/or software that you may download from this site, including, but not limited to, any files, code, audio or images incorporated in or generated by the software (collectively the 'downloaded material') provided, however, that you must maintain all copyright and other notices contained in such downloaded material. You acknowledge and agree that you may not sublicense, assign or otherwise transfer this license or the downloaded material and that no title to the downloaded material has been or will be transferred to you from the owner or anyone else. You also agree that you will not alter, disassemble, de-compile, reverse engineer or otherwise modify the downloaded material.

Disclaimers and limitations on liability

4. The owner of this site is not responsible or liable for any infections or contamination of your system or delays, inaccuracies, errors, or omissions arising out of your use of this site or with respect to the material contained on this site. This site and all materials contained on it are distributed and transmitted 'as is' without warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including, without limitation, warranties of title or implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, adequacy, completeness contained on it, correctness, validity and quality of any material rests with you. The owner of this site is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that may result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials contained on this site whether the material is provided or otherwise supplied by the site owner or anyone else. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in no event shall the site owner's total liability to you for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action (whether in contract or tort or otherwise) exceed the amount paid by you, if any, to the owner of this site, for accessing this site.

Hyperlinks and banners to third party sites

5. This Site contains hyperlinks and banner ads that will let you access other Web sites that are not under the control of These sites are in no way related to the Volkswagen Group and the hyperlinks and banner ads are only provided as a convenience. assumes no responsibility or liability for any material that may be accessed on other Web sites reached through this Site, nor does make any representation regarding the quality of any product or service contained at any such site.

Technical Articles

6. The technical articles within this site and their connected hyperlinks are offered for information and discussion purposes only unless stated otherwise. Do not act or rely upon any of the resources and information available in this web site without seeking professional advice from a mechanic or other professionally seated person(s) that may be familiar with your question(s). The entire risk as to the quality, accuracy, adequacy, completeness contained on it, correctness, validity and quality of any material rests with you. The owner of this site is not responsible for any special, indirect, incidental, or consequential damages that may result from the use of, or the inability to use, the materials contained on this site whether the material is provided or otherwise supplied by the site owner or anyone else.

Submissions policy

7. The owner of this site welcomes your comments about this site, and all comments will be kept confidential. In addition, however, this site also accepts solicited and unsolicited submissions for material. If you wish to make such a submission, they will be reviewed under the following conditions:
a) by submitting material to this site, you agree that you will not be compensated in any way by the owner of this site for your submission;
b) by submitting material to this site, you do not waive proprietary rights, including trademarks and copyrights to it;
c) you may only submit original, non-copyrighted material to this site, and you agree to accept any and all legal responsibility for any claim, damage, or cause of action that may result from your submission;
d) you agree to allow the owner of this site to publish your submission and images, without compensation.
e) you agree that the owner of the site has the right to edit or otherwise modify your submission and or images to meet this site's publishing standards.
f) you agree to allow the owner of this site to publish any image or Information submitted on our Instagram account or Facebook page without notification or compensation.

8. The owner of this site is not responsible for any material posted on this site submitted by an outside person or agency, including submitted material, bulletin boards, chat rooms, or other forums conducted on this site (collectively, 'submitted material'). You shall not upload, transmit, distribute, or otherwise publish submitted material which:
a) libels, defames, or is obscene, pornographic, abusive, or threatening;
b) infringes any intellectual property right of any entity or person, including, but not limited to violating anyone's copyrights or trademarks;
c) violates any law;
d) advocates illegal activity;
e) advertises or otherwise solicits funds or is a solicitation for goods or services; such material will be known collectively as 'non-approved material'.

You agree to indemnify the owner of this site for any and all claims, damages, losses, and causes of action arising out of your publication or transmittal of non-approved material or your failure to comply with these terms of use. While the site owner does not and cannot review every message posted by users in any forum associated with this site and is not responsible for the content of these messages. The site owner reserves the right to delete, move, or edit messages that it, in its sole discretion, deems abusive, defamatory, obscene, in violation of copyright or trademark laws, or otherwise unacceptable.

9. The views and/or opinions expressed by the submitters, experts and/or any other third party or guest on this site are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the site owner.

Air-Cooled Classifieds

10. By entering our Forum you hereby agree that when you trade, sell, loan, rent, lease, exchange any product or vehicle you are doing so at your own risk. Sellers and buyers are responsible for all aspects of transactions in which they participate. Furthermore, sellers and buyers are responsible for reviewing and complying with any applicable laws, regulations, or restrictions for the city, county, state, region, and country in which both the buyer and seller reside. This includes laws, regulations, applicable taxes if any, or restrictions on items and services, and the method of sale or exchange in which buyers and sellers participate.

11. The owner of this site offers NO WARRANTY OR GUARANTEE on vehicles or products listed in the Air-Cooled Classifieds Forum or in any other Forum located on our web site. The buyer assumes full responsibility for purchases and obtaining warranties/guarantee from seller. Where any vehicles, mechanical products or accessories are being bought, we recommend having them checked over and/or installed by a professional, appropriately qualified, Volkswagen technician.

12. The owner of this site will not accept any responsibility for the outcome of any trade, sale, loan, rent, lease, exchange or any other type of transaction emanating from an ad or post on this website. The owner of this site will not in any way be held responsible for any inaccuracy within an advertisement or post. It is the seller's responsibility to provide a full and accurate description and the buyer's responsibility to ensure items purchased entirely meet their needs.


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