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I'm not particularly a VW enthusiast but tomorrow I'm going to look at a 2002 Beetle with 95k on it. I was just wondering what to look for, what to check on and if it's a good idea to even check this car out. Any opinions? Advice? Please helppppp a girl out.
There are a few things you want to look for. You want to make sure the timing belt has been changed, and when. If there are any check engine lights, you need to find out what they're for, this will determine what you've got to replace to make it right. If it's a stick shift, find out how long the clutch has been in there. If it's more than about 60k miles, you can expect to change that soon. If it's automatic, take it for a full drive, through all gears. If there is any hesitation at all during shifting, walk away. The automatics in VW's are crap. The valve system in them tends to burn out. Look for oil and coolant leaks. Look for cracks in the ignition harness if it's a 1.8t. Listen for misfires.
I don't want to scare you away from a VW, they're great drivers cars, but they do have their issues.
'00 Beetle, 1.8t T3S60, Brute Rods, Supertech Valve train (stock cam shafts for now), port and polished small port head, custom FMIC (pain in the a** on a Bug!), Bosch 440cc injectors, 3.5FPR, Catch Can, 2.0 Coils with Iridiums, Wilwood BBK, too much other stuff to list, too much $$ spent.