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2000 Volkswagen Beetle Question: Should I purchase? Had a 2000 VW Beetle checked out; in fantastic condition.

 

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ktbery, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Bowling Green, OH, June 13, 2012, 11:08
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New brakes, new tires, regular maintenance. I was very impressed with how well it was maintained.
Has 155,000 miles on it. No new money needs to go into the car. However, there is some sort of light that is up regarding air flow??? Mechanic didnt see anything.

I am a college student applying to dental school this next year and will use to drive to certain interviews. I would like it to last through most/all of dental school. So an additional 5 or 6 years from now. Is this a good investment?

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    mrwizard4u52 June 13, 2012, 12:52
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    hitler started the vw beetle idea..nuff said? try an older Saturn 94 to 99 years..

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    PARTS GUY, June 13, 2012, 14:51
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    Do not buy a saturn either.

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    globalhelper June 13, 2012, 12:59
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    stay away you will be sorry

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    ktbery, June 13, 2012, 13:56
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    My mechanic out here said the car was good condition but he DID NOT favor volkswagens. I hear that a Turbo engine should last to 250,000 miles.
    As a mechanic, what are your experiences with these vehicles? :)

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    PARTS GUY, June 13, 2012, 14:50
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    Do not buy this vehicle.

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    RangerDon June 28, 2013, 19:30
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    My wife has a 2000 VW Beetle with the 1.8L Turbo. We bought it in August,2012. We have now put in a new timing belt kit, new brake system (including module, pads, rotors,master cylinder and speed sensors),along with new hoses under the hood. I have put in new transmission filter and fluid ($15/quart) and now I am having a problem with the EPC light. I have replaced the stop light switch, that did not fix my problem. I now have a problem with the blinkers not working. I SUGGEST YOU STAY AWAY FROM THIS MONEY PIT!!!

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    corn1 August 12, 2013, 12:16
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    We have a 1999 with 60,000 miles,paid $4,100 we had to work a few bugs out of it. It's running fine now...But I wouldn't recommend one to a friend. Fun to drive though:)

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