Bought my Beetle 6-15-2001 finally got rid of it 4-19-15 Tired of pouring money into it and it needed more work. Mechanic said STOP putting money into it. I finally did. Got a Jetta, so kept it in the family. It needed much more work after putting thousands into it over the last couple of years. VW dealer said back in 2001 they were cute, but junk. Oh well. Only 146,000 on it.