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Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe
#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.
#34 of 73 Re: 2006 New Beetle [mwever]
Jul 23, 2006 (5:21 pm)
Wow. I live in Ohio and am looking for a 2006 beetle convertible. I plan on buying next summer, when the 2007 models are out. I am hoping to buy a brand new 2006. Did you actually get a brand new convertible, package 2, for 21,500? Or, was the car used? Does your bug have the 6 speed Tiptronic?
#35 of 73 Re: 2006 New Beetle [srikk]
Aug 12, 2006 (4:33 pm)
I am planning after a long search to buy a Beetle 2006 automatic. My husband doesn;t like it, but so far foe me is the car that I like the most, is just there is something about the beetle!!!!!!!!
I was wondering, if i can have a feed back of your experiences with the beetle, and if you know what could be the most common problem with the VW beetle.
I am planning to keep the car for at least 4 years, so I want to be sure of my decition.
#36 of 73 Re: Used VW Beattle Purchase [jasmith52]
Feb 23, 2007 (1:13 pm)
WellI thought I should fire off this too you.Yes I did sell my VW Bug it was just costing me tooo much money to keep.I bought a 1988 Honda Accord with only 150K on it and I am very happy indeed.Its not a New VW Beetle,But it is going to save me alot of money on maintenance.
Thanks for the suggestion.My brother a serious back door mechanic said the Hondas back then are very reliable.
#37 of 73 Ask the price of hardtop gekco green bettle
Aug 11, 2007 (6:26 pm)
I got a quote from pittsburgh dealer that a 2008 beetle with package#1 is 19,000. Is this a good deal?