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Is the TDI a good Beetle?

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I've never owned a Beetle before and I was looking at getting a used TDI any where from a year 2000 to a 2006. I'm trying to keep it around $5000. What is the pros and cons on them. Any info will be appreciated. Thanks!
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The TDI is a GREAT car! Fantastic mpg too. Go with a manual transmission. The best mpg of any new beetle on the market.
You wont be disappointed.
TDI is a great motor that goes for a long time...with the proper maintenance! You need to stay on top of it for sure. Timing belt services, proper oil/change intervals, etc.

They also come at a price premium though. So for your budget, you're going to be looking at an older one/one with more mileage on it.
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700.5 miles/14gallons=50MPG
2000 tdi 5 speed manual completely stock.

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I did that too, in my 2003 TDI, after a road trip. Nice!!! :bigthumb:
I can't really think of a negative to owning a TDI. The price per gallon may be higher where you live but you will fill up less often, especially if you "vent" the tank or push a little button in the neck of the tank to allow more fuel in. Definitely get a manual transmission. There's some beetles for sale on tdiclub.com
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I love my TDI. Just got back from a 3,000 mile road trip and it handled like a champ. Even ran through 115 degree desert heat with the AC on and no problem.
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