Hi, I am the owner of a 1998 TDI New Beetle (Blinkie). I received the car when I was sixteen as a gift from my father when I got my license. I have been driving it for two years and have been loving every mile. Blinkie is nearing 150,000 miles and, unfortunately, is starting to show it's age. I hope to keep the car for as long as I live because we bought the car brand new when I was two and I have bonded with it over the sixteen year period. Hopefully I can make that dream a reality with the knowledge of other members.