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I've been having problems with my car going into reverse. It is an automatic. I will put it in reverse and have to wait a few minutes for it to start to reverse. It seems that the problem has gotten progressively worse as I have to wait longer and longer. I've noticed lately there is also strong gas smell when this happens. This is usually only a problem on cool days when I first start the car that morning. After it has been driven or warmed up, it seems to work okay. Any ideas on what the problem might be? Should I be saving up for a new transmission? :-(
I've taken good care of my Beetle, done all scheduled maintenance, oil changes, etc. It has had a ton of maintenance over the years and is getting close to 100K. Considering the problems I have had, I am thinking about getting another car, but most of the times the cheapest car you can get is the one you got...so I was wondering what mileage VW Beetles usually get up to without extensive cost prohibitive repairs.