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Already posted in the 1.4 bit but thought I should post here too! This is my 2004 1.4 Beetle from the uk and I'm pretty happy with it! Got new wheels going on soon too :) I also ride BMX (as you can see) which happens to fit nicely in the back with the seats down, but am looking to get a roof setup :)
 

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Very cool! I think; you maybe the first one, to post with a 1.4L engine! Most people; seem to have the 1.6L! I wonder; if the they sold many New Beetles with the 1.4l? So, how is the power and gas milage?!? Do it have adequate power; for your day to day driving? I think the 1.4L; was popular in the VW Polo, as well? :)
 

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Very cool! I think; you maybe the first one, to post with a 1.4L engine! Most people; seem to have the 1.6L! I wonder; if the they sold many New Beetles with the 1.4l? So, how is the power and gas milage?!? Do it have adequate power; for your day to day driving? I think the 1.4L; was popular in the VW Polo, as well? :)
Wheeyyy! :) I am not too sure, they are not uncommon in the Uk but you usually the 1.6ls and the 2.0ls!Power wise its hardly a rocket ship but it isn't painfully slow and makes the most of the 74bhp (well maybe a little less now). Ironically the engine found its way into the polo 9n series (I belive) and a obviously some variants of golf! Only issue I'm having at the minute is finding roof bars for my bike!
 

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I'm sure; there are number of companies, that make a rack for your bicycles. Typically, there are the roof and rear bumper attachment types.

Bosal, seems to make some nice bicycle carrier; both top and bumper types:

Bicycle carriers for towbars

Bicyle carriers for hybrid & compact cars

You can look up things; in their catalog here: http://www.catalogue.bosal.com/pages/index.php?country=ZZ&language=EN&save_settings=off

VW had some roof mounted bicycle carrier; from their accessories line:

Should you be carrying a bike, the hydraulic bicycle lift is a useful asset. It effortlessly positions bikes in place and helps prevent any accidental damage to the bodywork. There is also a lockable bicycle holder available (Part No. 6Q0 071 128).

Roof bars.
Part No. 1C0 071 126

Hydraulic bicycle lift.
Part No. 4D0 071 128 D

You can look at these accessories; by looking a downloadable brochure for the New Beetle:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Bee...rome..69i57.4446j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

or online: (as usual; genuine VW accessories, can get expensive: e.g. 503 euro/$562 USD):

http://www.volkswagen-accessories.ie/bicycle_lift1

http://www.volkswagen-accessories.ie/roof_bar_set2

I'm thinking; the bumper based bicycle carrier, look easier to work with.
 

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Ah ok i will have to investigate! cheers :) I might have to look at the suction mounted bars as they seem to have good reviews but i am going to wait for my friend to buy one (he has an Audi tt).
On th eplus side, i tested my alloys on today and i have to say i am really happy with the look! (Wheels are Audi s3 Avus wheels) What is everyones thoughts?
Cheers :D

*Also i know the wheels need a clean they have been in storage for a long time!
 

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