NewBeetle.org Forums banner

1 - 4 of 4 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hello, everybody! I'm new to these forums, and I'm also new to New Beetles... and cars in general (I've never owned a car before, though I have driven plenty.) Consequently, I'd like to know of any tips/suggestions for my search for a New Beetle; I want to be sure to buy a good one that will last me a while.

Oh and if you know of any easy performance/electrical mods a first-timer like me could do, I'd love to hear them!

Thanks in advance,
Alvin.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
5,364 Posts
The biggest thing you'll hear is to avoid the automatic and stick with a 5 speed. Some have had bad experiences with the autos while others haven't had problems.

What years are you looking at? That would matter with engine choices.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Hmm, I'd probably have to say one of the 2004-2007 New Beetles, since I'd imagine they're cheaper, yet somewhat better than the earlier models (I could be wrong, though.)

I found a 2006 Beetle with 78k on it, a rebuilt title, a sunroof, and the asking price is $6,000. It sounds kinda ehh to me, but what are your thoughts?
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
5,364 Posts
The 2.5 is a good engine from what I've seen. Mileage doesn't seem bad at all, I would only be cautious of the rebuilt title. Hard to say what happened that caused it to be totaled. $6k sounds a little on the high side for a car with a rebuilt title, even if it has low miles.
 
1 - 4 of 4 Posts
Top