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My 2005 2.0 New Beetle has a noisy timing belt and my mechanic wants to replace it, the water pump, etc. for $700. Can anyone tell me if this is reasonable or excessive???

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Its not too far off. How many miles on the car? If its noisy, you need it done ASAP!
 

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That price is at the low end of the spectrum. The dealer would want several hundred dollars more.

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Just the parts are around $200, my brother did mine about 18 months ago in 1.5 hrs.

I paid $850 for my tdi (more complicated & much longer) @ the dealer 6 months ago. I would try a couple more places. But you are on borrowed time if you have never done the timing belt & water pump @ 8 years old.
 
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