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I have been told by several mechanics that my 2000 beetle 2.0 automatic needs a new transmission. The cost of replacement (4,400 - 3,200) is more that the car is worth.

I need to either find a mechaninc to fix/replace the transmission for less or find a buyer will to take the car as is.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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You can also swap it to a manual for cheaper.

How many miles on the transmission and what is wrong with it that it needs a new transmission?
 

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The transmission has 125,000 miles on it now.
When driving it seems to have trouble shifting into gear. It also vibrates/shakes while idoling and while applying gas.
 

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Well it is certainly possible your transmission is shot. Autos tend to go out around 100k. Another option would be flush and replace the auto transmission fluid and see if it helps. VW claims its a lifetime fluid...but don't buy that.

I don't know much about autos other than to stay away from them :p Someone else might be able to chime in.
 
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