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Hi there! Just bought my first ever Beetle. It's a 1998, gas with the 5 speed. It's Red, and has over 315,000 miles on it. It's got a few bumps and bruises, but over the next few months, I hope to get them fixed. It has the droopy eyes, so I need headlamp assemblies, needs new exhaust from the engine back (yikes!), and tires/ alignment. I already had the timing belt changed, and the control arm fixed.

I ended up buying this because my son crashed the car he was driving, totaling it. So, I went car shopping and found the beetle. I told my wife that he can have the beetle once I get it fixed. She said, "no, you always wanted one, you keep it and he can have the other car." I love my wife. :D
 

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Hi there! Just bought my first ever Beetle. It's a 1998, gas with the 5 speed. It's Red, and has over 315,000 miles on it. It's got a few bumps and bruises, but over the next few months, I hope to get them fixed. It has the droopy eyes, so I need headlamp assemblies, needs new exhaust from the engine back (yikes!), and tires/ alignment. I already had the timing belt changed, and the control arm fixed.

I ended up buying this because my son crashed the car he was driving, totaling it. So, I went car shopping and found the beetle. I told my wife that he can have the beetle once I get it fixed. She said, "no, you always wanted one, you keep it and he can have the other car." I love my wife. :D
Dayum son, 315k on the clock! My N00ber has googly eyes, darn cheap German plastic! HA. Dont forget to post some pics, we love pics!
 

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Welcome to the great and wonderful ORG! Many fantastic cars, people and answers lurk in this great land. If you haven't done so already, take time to fill in your profile and post a few photos so we can ORGle them!!
 

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Welcome from a Neighbor south in Ohio ( Toledo ) :wave3: . where abouts in Michigan are you ?
 

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WELCOME to you from TENNESSEE!
Congrats on your new beetle adoption. A little TLC makes a big difference these cars. About your headlights.....are they 'LOCKED IN'? Not being locked in can give them that googly eyed look.
HERE'S A HOW-TO VIDEO LINK ON HEADLIGHT INSTALL/REPLACEMENT

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ALcVKiHmn9Q

Let's SEE some beetle pix please...WE LOVE pix here on the ORG.

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