I moved to California and have been dragging my feet about selling my beloved New Beetle TDI, which is still in eastern Massachusetts.
(In fact, if anyone thinks this will pass smog inspection in California, please let me know, so I can keep it!)
This great car gets 40+ mpg highway. I drove it from Boston to Washington DC on less than a full tank of gas.
Note: the engine light is on intermittently. The code says it's a mass airflow sensor, but mechanics tell me it's fine. I've had the lines cleaned now and then. I'm told the dealer could turn off the code after checking it out.
It's a well-used car and looks it. I planned to keep it 'til it rusted out, but then had to move to California, where I don't need a car much.
No man driving this car would be accused of being in a chick car.
Asking $3,200, which is Blue Book.
Because I had planned to drive it forever, it has many new parts:
*Rebuilt engine installed in late 2009 by Kraftwerke of Braintree (see story below)
New turbo 2009
New battery from early 2010
New exhaust manifold gasket 2009
New water pump 2009
New timing pump 2009
Lines to the oxygen sensor were removed and cleaned in 2010
Brake job in late 2011
Oil changes always with synthetic oil
LoJack (I don't use it but it's there)
Aiwa stereo with 6-CD changer
Side and front airbags
Tires from late 2009
Snow tires from 2009 used one year
Runs great on biodiesel
It really is a great car.
*The engine was rebuilt by Kraftwerke of Braintree after I drove through a puddle in a storm in 2009.
If you're looking for a high-performance low-cost car and you're willing to get it inspected when the engine light is off or you have a sympathetic garage as I did or will go to the dealer to have the code light turned off, this car is a bargain.
If interested, contact soon.
Carol (email: flowscapes at gmail dot com)
(photo attached is from 2005; the grill has been dinged since then)