My 16yr old daughters first car, 2000 vw beetle

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  1. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    post your pics & stories. my girl went from this:
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  2. Ano

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    Very cool

    I thought about having a bug, they are cool
     
  3. jackie the jerk

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    Pics?


    Not the car either
     
  4. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    this was my first car
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  5. KennyNoisewater

    KennyNoisewater New Member Banned User

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    My son and daughter will be getting vehicles within the next few months. Not looking forward to that. lol
     
  6. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    i'll tell you what, they are a cool fast little sport car, i just spent the day detailing my girls present & it was fun:cheer:
     
  7. Phil McKrakin

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    You the guy who wanted to buy her an old style (70's) bug? If so, smart move.
     
  8. Mack

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    A GTO Judge? :wtf:
     
  9. Mack

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    ==@!@== Good on ya , man.

    Get her the factory lugnut covers ASAP, please. :hat:
     
  10. Crazy Marcus

    Crazy Marcus Well-Known Member

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    what model is it 1.8t or 2 liter? if they didn't give you a receipt get timing belt and water pump asap. should be about $750 to replace at the vw dealer.
     
  11. HAL

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    Teens
     
  12. stripes

    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    2 litre, good advice. is the timing belt a big issue with this model & why the dealer?
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    ya, stupid wife nixed that idea.
     
  14. Crazy Marcus

    Crazy Marcus Well-Known Member

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    yeah if it breaks it causes thousands in damage to the engine. think it needs to be done every 80k miles. you would probably be fine at an independent mechanic. i just know someone who got the timing belt changed on their jetta. a month later it broke because the shop fucked up. the shop wouldn't fix it until they got their insurance money which took 2 months.
     
  15. fenderbaum

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    Not a bad car at all, safe, and no real blind spots. I wish her well, stripes. Above all make sure she stays safe, and no phones in the car.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    thanks, ya,side airbags & thing seems to be built like a tank
     
  17. fenderbaum

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    Absolutely, you cannot be too careful.
     
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    stripes Active Member Banned User

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    shes still retarded, she'll fuck it all up:secret:
     
  19. Mack

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    I'd at least compare estimates. I'd bet the dealer is within 10% and the guy who you're essentially trusting with your daughhters life is surely worth that.

    It costs roughly 50k on average in schooling for a master certified Ford tech and I'm sure VW is samsies, while the ASE (aftermarket test) is like $200. Who do you want under the hood?
     
  20. Jim J Jiblets

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