Hi I'm a college student lookin for a small car that gives good mpg and won't cost an arm and leg to operate.
I've been looking at corollas and Camry but having to drive my dads a6 I want something with similar feelings and the Japanese lack that.
I'm wanting to get a beetle and was wondering what are some common issues between the 2.0 and 1.8?
Which would be more reliable? As a college student I do not have lots of money to spend on repairs.
I'm looking into getting a manual so of that tranny has any problems let me know. Like the 6 speeds in the a6 are pretty solids but they have some issues with syncros and 1st and 2nd collars. Anything like that in the 5 speed?
What should I look out for when buying one?
I've seen the mpg online and it seems the 1.8 give better mpg than the 2.0 and has more power so I would prefer that.
On the 1.8 I thing I really need to know is if this 1.8 is the same as the one on passats which have sludge issues. Would that be something I would have to look out for? I've read some articles that say the sludge was only on a4 Jetta and passats and NOT the beetle?