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Hello, I'm new here so I hope I have posted in the right forum/thread. Just bought this car for my daughter around 2 months ago. We were out in the car yesterday and all was fine as far as we knew. We went through a drive thru which took a while and I noticed the a/c wasn't blowing cold air. When we pulled out of restaurant parking lot on to the road, a/c still plowing hot air and the engine wouldn't shift out of first gear (automatic transmission). I had my daughter pull over. That's when the warning light came on that looks like a thermometer in water. it flashed a few times with a warning bell and went off, saw some steam coming from hood. We turned off the car immediately. All the antifreeze had gushed out of the car. It seems to be coming from the back of the motor and ran out the right side at back of tire. There was a slight decline in the shoulder of the road so that may be why it ran in that direction but we aren't sure. After filling the car up with water to try and drive it to a safe spot to load it on a trailer, it ran just fine (gear wise) that short distance of course until the water ran out again immediately. We have some experience with the 68' and 78' bugs but not these new ones and REALLY can't afford a trip to a VW dealer. Gonna get up under it today but if anyone has any ideas, tips or hopefully you know what this is, please help. Thank you! What's sad is that we just put the permanent tags on it before we took it out yesterday.