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Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe
#24 of 73 Re: 2006 New Beetle [edmundsmember]
Mar 04, 2006 (2:07 pm)
Have you bought yet? I have a 2006 Pkg 2 with rubber mats and XM satellite radio. It is Salsa red. I researched throught Florida all by e-mail requests and received a deal for $21,500 with all the above included. I had done my research thru Edmunds and asked for the best price over cost with the options that i wanted.I bought at VW of Ft. Myers. Now 3000 miles later I am happy,happy, happy.
#25 of 73 2006 Beetle diesel with pkg 2 otd price,
Mar 09, 2006 (1:06 pm)
Have been seriously looking for a 06 Beetle auto diesel and have gotten similar price quotes throughout the Tampa Bay area. No dealer seems to want to negotiate the price. It is the full MSRP plus. I can only find two beetles in my area. Have ?? regarding the fuel re: can these diesel engines take the new biodiesel fuel? If they can where does one purchase the new fuel in Pinellas County, Fl; and how much does the fuel cost per gal. Don't know if it is really worth the cost(to buy beetle) if I don't see major miles per gal. Have read that the Beetles have major maintenance cost associated with repair to engines. Any feed back. Also the cost quoted to me, not out the door have been over 22,200, w//o pkg 2. Would like to know what others are paying for 06 coupe, with pkg 2, automatic, diesel engine, color red or blue, moonroof a must. Speedy replies welcome. Want to purchase soon. Don't want the dealers to think I am jerking them around as I am a serious buyer.
#26 of 73 Re: 2006 Beetle diesel with pkg 2 otd price, [pups]
Mar 10, 2006 (5:21 pm)
Do VW's have more problems? Probably, but I have had a Beetle tdi for 7 years and am now trading for a new one. The diesel engines are very reliable, but the intake may clog with sludge due to EGR and particulates. I had to spend $500 at about 50,000 miles to have mine cleaned out. Other problems were less major and due to normal VW quality control issues. If you want the best in reliability, don't buy a VW. Fuel milage has been steadily 40-50 mpg. BTW, I still like my Beetle.
Price, well, I found a dealer willing to sell at $500 over invoice, but they could not lay their hands on a Salsa. I could have ordered one, but then there is the issue as to what the old one will sell for in 3 months. No problem for silver or gecko immediately. Moonroofs are included in both package 1 or 2. I finally got my Salsa elsewhere, but cost about $200 more. They knew that Salsa was harder to find.
#27 of 73 Used VW Beattle Purchase
May 03, 2006 (7:38 am)
I am in the process of purchasing from a private party a 2001 2.0L Beattle fully loaded 5 speed,Pearl Blue with gray leather inside.The miles are 93,000.
I checked the Carfax report and it basically stated it was a 1 owner car.The second owner has only had it for 9 months.The Carfax stated it has been regularly serviced at a VW dealership at its required service intervals,But is missing the 80K service.He wants $7,500.00 for it.I cannot afford a new one.Does this seem like a good deal?
What is the life expectancy of this vehicle if it is well maintained?
I was also told if I do purchase this VW to run to the nearest dealer and have the timming belt replaced.
#28 of 73 Re: Used VW Beattle Purchase [tbone76]
May 03, 2006 (2:49 pm)
The price seems about right if not just a bit high.
However, I must caution you... Don't expect your VW to be as reliable as a Japanese car. You will probably have to spend some money to keep it running.
If you are on a strict budget where a repair bill will really set you back...then this can is NOT a good choice for you.
#29 of 73 2006 Beetle/pkg 1---$19150?
Jun 11, 2006 (9:30 am)
I went to a dealer yesterday for getting a 2006 new beetle ,2.5 hatchback, with package 1, and satellite radio. The deal I finally got is $19150 as sale price ( tax or other fee are not included.) Does that sound like a good deal?
#30 of 73 Re: Used VW Beattle Purchase [tbone76]
Jun 26, 2006 (3:45 pm)
Can you say "money pit" really loud? A VW Beetle with 93K miles, no matter how well maintained, is a ticking time bomb. You will probably sink another $ 7500 into it in the next few years just to keep it running. These cars are expensive to maintain and generally not reliable with mileage that high.
If you look around, you may be able to find a compact Japanese or Korean car for $ 7500 with much lower mileage with much better long term ownership prognosis. In fact, add another $2k or so and you may be able to buy a brand new Hyundai. A lot smarter move than this Beetle. Hyundais have proven to be far more reliable cars than VWs in the last few years.
#31 of 73 Re: Used VW Beattle Purchase [p100]
Jun 26, 2006 (9:39 pm)
Yes you don't need to wave a crystal ball on this one.I've only had the Beetle for less than 2 months and paid a mechanic
to get the timming belt and water pump replaced,
plus had a reconditioned Catalytic Converter installed as well from a frame and axle shop instead of the VW Dealer, because the VW Dealer was going to charge me $1,100.00 to have a new CAT. installed.
My wife just loves the bug or I should say the New Beetle From Hell.I have only had this Beetle for 2 months I paid cash for the piece of junk.I got the car title just a few days ago showing me as the legal owner.No wonder the previous owner was so anxious to sell this garbage.He probably had all kinds of codes showing up on this Beetle and just had them all cleared out prior to me test driving this bomb.But on the positive side it is running much ,much better since the CAT. was replaced.AND YES I still love the New Beetle.I notice some companies still will do a 24 month 24K warranty on this car covering all mechanical expenses.I may need to take them up on the offer if this continues,or bail out while I still can without puttin another 7.5K into it.
#32 of 73 Re: Used VW Beattle Purchase [tbone76]
Jun 26, 2006 (9:57 pm)
I seem to be replying to my own message.I may have gotten a somewhat good deal on this Bettle from Hell.Upon further investigation shortly after I purchased the Beetle I had made an inquiry from the dealer and unknown to me,I assumed the Beetle was a 2.0 L GLS that is what it was advertised for,but when I popped the hood it stated
20 valve Turbo.This Beetle is a 20 Valve 1.8 Turbo Beetle
GLX fully loaded.Yes this baby gets up and fly's and I only give it 92 Octane Juice from now on.
Let me roll my dice a few more months with this Beetle and see where it takes me.
#33 of 73 Just to make you all feel a leeetle bit better..
Jul 10, 2006 (5:08 pm)
...here's a story of how much I will end up paying for my 2001 GLS Beetle. Silver exterior, black cloth interior, manual, power windows, tape deck (no CD), cruise control, heated seats, moon roof (or is it sunroof, I don't really know the difference). I got my financing from VW Credit (which I DO NOT RECOMMEND) at a 14.5% APR. They sold me the car for $19,829. I have 8 payments left. The car will eventually have cost me $30,866. So there, I think any of you getting this car for under $19k with a 2.9% APR is so lucky, I just want to spit.