Rick's girly Beetle thread.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by rickyrooo1, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. I got one of these in a Y reg 2.0 manual with 39000 miles. We went to italy and back in it in january without so much as a hiccup. Its a great little car apart from its love for drinking petrol. I've had it from new but it's my wife's daily driver now as my daily is a T5.1 Kombi.

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  2. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

     
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    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

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  4. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    So i had planned to sell the bug now my van is all sorted and then buy something in the winter when the van goes into store, but i love driving the bug (even though the mpg is cack) so i've decided to keep it but sorn it when the tax runs out at the end of July, my van will then be used until it's tax runs out at the end of November and then i'll sorn that and tax the bug for the winter, i thought long and hard about this, but basically the bug has full service history from a dealer and is mechanically sound and has had lots of new bits so i'd be selling it for nothing and in 6 months possibly buying a "pup" to replace it. I might as well get my use out of the bug as i reckon it's got a few years use in it before it needs money throwing at it.
     
  5. sort of makes sense and your only a tax disk away if the one your running goes boobies up
     
  6. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

     
  7. you always need backup fact
     
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  9. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    sorry lord zed *hangs head in shame* the guys on the beetle forum made me say it....... but you're bang on with mpg, last fill up 25.9 mpg - i've improved from the initial few tanks at 23.5 by driving steady and never going over 3000rpm but it's shocking for a modern engine.
     
  10. 28-30 from mine pictured up there^. :) Wanna buy it? I bet it's done 1/2 the miles yours has as well. lol
    Could help that it doesn't go awfully fast...
     
  11. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    how much? (serious)
     
  12. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    oh and mine went past 97150 miles yesterday
     
  13. New beetles are well known to be crap on fuel, but the dealers don't let you know that when buying a new one.
    My spit screen pick up is more fuel efficient driving around town, the beetle gets about 25mpg if I'm lucky but on a good run I've had nearly 38mpg.
    I have considered selling and getting a more fuel efficient car but what I would loose and then have to pay more for a better car would equate to a fair bit of petrol.
     
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  15. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    yep but at 97k it's still not above average miles if you work on 12k a year and its a 2001 car = 11 years old 132k (even if you said 10k a year it's under 110k) it's done around 8800k a year.
     
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  17. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    so, seeing as i decided to keep the beetle i thought i'd wash it and polish it, i'd only cleaned it once since buying it, it's come up quite nice.
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    i saw my old Td5 disco this morning what i sold to buy the camper, poor girl looks a wreck, the guy seems pleased enough with it although he says it has to earn it's keep lugging stuff about, still i guess that's what they're made for but it didn't look like he'd cleaned it since i sold it in march 2011.
     
  18. rickyrooo1

    rickyrooo1 Hanging round like a bad smell

    SORN'ed the Beetle this morning so i have until the end of July to use it, after that the van becomes my daily for a few months, i can't justify just under £150 for 6 months tax at the moment.
     
  19. TDi Golf for the win - just taxed mine - £120 for 12 months. :smug:
     
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