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Looking at getting my partner a cheap run around £800.

2000 model vw beetle 1.6
It's done 143000 with a good service history.

Anything I should check look out for or stay well clear

Thank you
Ashley
 

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Looking at getting my partner a cheap run around £800.

2000 model vw beetle 1.6
It's done 143000 with a good service history.

Anything I should check look out for or stay well clear

Thank you
Ashley
I assume you limey bastards on that side of the pond have the same issues with the dinky clamps for the windows that fail. Update/repair if needed.

There are other dinky things that happen, the bowden cables that release the fuel flap, they can ends up sticking and thus the fuel flap door doesn't open, not too bad to fix. Um... clips for the sun shade on a sunroof version can get mangled up, again, not too bad to fix. People not knowing how the get the headlights out, thus messing up the brackets for the headlights can some times be an issue.

In general, Beetles are fairly well built cars, but there can be silly stuff that fails every so often that IMHO isn't too bad to repair if you are handy with the tool kit.

If the car has good service history, that counts for a lot. Most cars I've delt with that were basket cases were that way because the owners didn't take care of them.... but that is more or less any car, or lawnmower for that matter.

Good lord this medication is... amazing.
 

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If you are not familiar with these cars; take it to a VW specialist and have them check it out for you. That way they can tell you what is wrong and there won't be any surprises, if you decide to purchase it. Automatic transmissions; are notorious, for having valve body problems, so get a manual if that is something, you are willing to live with.
 
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