How much are they asking for the car and what engine does it have? The primary expensive repair issues are: convertible top problems, wear/tear and automatic transmissions failing. If you are unfamiliar with these cars; I would have a professional shop, check out the car from head to toe; preferably a shop that specializes in Volkswagens. It is easy; to spend more on repairs than the car is worth; if you do the work yourself, you can save allot of money. If the transmission; has hard shifting issues, this can get expensive quick! The typical problems; are the valve body wears out and causes intermittent shifting problems. The convertible tops; have problems with switches failing, causing the top to not close and the rear window, coming unglued. You need to evaluate; the things that need repaired, how long you want to keep the car and how much work, you are willing to do yourself... to keep it on the road. If after the professional inspection; you decide to purchase the car, let us know and we will do our best to help support your restoration project!