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#13 of 74 leftover 2004 gls w/13 miles
May 07, 2005 (12:27 pm)
Found a leftover 2004 gls w/13 miles at a VW dealer. He gave me a price of $18361. I didn't say yes. It's a 2.0 liter model (115 hp with auto) with black leather/sunroof. I don't know much about these cars. Going to do some searches online now. Anyone have an opinion/advice on how to proceed? Are the 2006's much more advanced?
Thanks for any feedback.
#14 of 74 Re: leftover 2004 gls w/13 miles [natenj1971]
May 08, 2005 (7:21 pm)
Its a very good price. I got an offer of $19,000 for 2005 GLS Auto but no leather interior. I don't know what are the differences between 2004 & 2005 beetles but looks like you got a deal. As far as 2006 beetles concerned, shape will be changed outside with little flat touches on sides and roof. Interior will be same. The most important thing for me is I didn't like looks of 2006 beetle. I think 2005 or older beetles looks better. All the best.
#15 of 74 Re: leftover 2004 gls w/13 miles [ricky7]
May 09, 2005 (10:12 am)
Thanks for the note. I'm hesitant to buy the car - just read some of the beet problems forum. Will come back and give details if I do.
Thanks again for responding.
#16 of 74 2006 New Beetle
Sep 18, 2005 (7:59 pm)
Just bought a new 2006 beetle. Paid MSRP. $18800. San Jose California.
#17 of 74 Re: 2006 New Beetle [srikk]
Sep 20, 2005 (9:00 pm)
Would you let me know what strategies you used...I get the same BS about VW never flounders on the displayed price.....HELP
#18 of 74 Re: 2006 New Beetle [srikk]
Dec 14, 2005 (12:03 pm)
Oh, please let me know too as I am going around shopping for a 2006 new beetle. What model is that you just bought? Is that a 6-speed automatic, with or without pkg1?
Also, one car dealer that i got a quote for 2006 new beetle 6-speed automatic with pkg1 for $21600 out the door, but I have one concern. He says the car will have more than 50 miles on it because he will have to get it from another dealer and that will be driven from that dealership about 50 miles away. Should I back off from making a deal or be concerned about the vehicle or his offer? I thought a brand new car wouyld not have any miles or may be 4 to 5 miles at the most on it. Please advise.
Thanks in advance
An edmunds member
#19 of 74 Re: Volkswagen Beetle: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [lee_w]
Dec 19, 2005 (10:39 am)
We bought a 06 new beetle and have had one thing after another go wrong. First, the inside panel of the trunk was rattling. They said that the clips were broken and had to be replaced. That was at the beginning of Nov. and still have not heard back b/c the parts were not delivered. Then the passenger's side window was misaligned and you could hear the wind hitting as we drove. The emergency break cover came loose almost preventing us from taking the break down. Finally, the automatic trunk opener is not working. So this has turned us into very upset first time new beetle owners. Has anyone else had this experience?
Jan 15, 2006 (7:15 pm)
I am selling my 2001 New Beetle. It is the limited "Turbo Sport" edition. It is in very good condition except for a few scrapes and rubs that nobody really notices but me. It has high mileage (74,000) but all on highway. I was wondering what price you think I could get for it. It still has the remainder of the 5 year/100,000 aftermarket warrenty (over in August). FULLY loaded with everything I could add to it. Thanks.
#21 of 74 Re: Volkswagen Beetle: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [geckoo6]
Jan 15, 2006 (7:20 pm)
YES, yes, yes and yes! I've done a lot of looking and it seems that there are more lemons in the VW family than anything else. Advice: Have your dealer on speed dial and find a quick way to his place.. because that is where you will live as long as you own your car.
PS - on a good note, the car handles VERY well (esp in the snow), is VERY safe and adorable looking.