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  1. What to expect after 100,000 miles

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Hi, I bought my 2008 (manual, gas) Beetle new back in 2007, and have been really bad about maintenance (dealership overcharges, is far away, and has inconvenient opening hours). Apart from regular oil and oil filter changes, and the regular hassle with burnt out light bulbs, I have not done much...
  2. Warranty or no?

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    I just bought a 2003 VW Beetle Convertible with 69,000 miles on it. It has no factory warranty anymore because of the age. I looked at the Carfax on it and no problems. As soon as I drove it off the dealer lot the check engine light came on. Turns out I need a new coolant temperature sensor...
  3. Replace the alternator?

    2.0 Liter Gas
    My dear hubby was driving my 2002 2.0 beetle when the instrument panel "lit up" (battery, brake, and several other indicators simultaneously). Car never lost power while he drove - taking it to the AutoZone to get the codes shortly. If it's the alternator, as some of my research has...
  4. Broken Tail Light: How do I replace it for less $$$? :(

    Paint and Body
    I had an unfortunate run in (literally) with a pole and my Lola is now missing a tail light. :( I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't heartbroken. Does anyone know where I can find a cheap replacement tail light? I don't mind purchasing a pair can replacing the left one, too. I've tried eBay but...
  5. New Beetle used parts company

    Questions, Issues or Problems with the New Beetle
    Looking for feedback about a business that only deals with NB parts from vehicles purchased from insurance companies due to accidents, thefts, and vandalism. What if you could purchase low mileage engines, transmissions, and every nut or bolt without having to pay inflated shipping charges...