Hello Everyone; I just purchased a 2000 New Beetle, gas and manual, 2.0L. I am soooo in love! However, this love of my life needs some help. First, my local mechanic, who I trust immensely, told me that I need a new left rear brake calliper. Second, the car came with only one fob and key. I left work and pulled the fob from my purse and the key dropped to the ground. It was broken off at the shaft. I went to the dealership and bought a new key and fob plus a valet key. They programmed it. There has been chaos ever since. The doors lock when they want to. I have to click open before it will lock. Worst of all, the alarms go off when I insert the key in the ignition. The dealer tells me that I need a new cluster.... really? Third, a friend of mine joined me on a car ride. She went to open the window and found that she had to use the door lock switch to open the windows. Obviously some do-it-yourselfer with little knowledge re-wired the switches wrong. Could this be why the newly programmed fob will not work right? Fourth, the antennae is taped up with black tape above the connection. Could I just buy a new antennae and screw it in? Fifth, sigh, recently when I start it the starter motor whines. The dealer told me that I have limited time on the starter motor and should replace it for a mere $900!!!! YIKES! Sixth, the little panel around the door handle and toggle switch for the side mirrors has a broken clip and is hanging. I want to replace it but do not know the part name. Seventh, the right rear mud flap is ripped and hanging. The dealer said that this part is no longer manufactured. Could this really be? Outside of all of the above, I still love my Baby Blue Beetle. Her name is Jane. She needs your help. btw, Jane only has seen 157, 000 km... yes. we are in Canada, oh, Canada. Given her low k's... someone has not treated her right and I want to correct that. Am I stupid?