At 100K what's likely to need repair?

Asked by Aug 15, 2012 at 01:02 AM about the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I'm considering the purchase of a 2001 Beetle 2.0 turbo.  The owner is a friend and the car has been
taken care of beautifully.  It has 100K miles and what I don't know is what is the average life
expectancy might be if taken care of well.  Also, at 100K miles what kind of repairs should I
anticipate over the next 50K or so?  Lastly, what would be a fair price range?  I think it was fully
loaded as it has seat warmers, leather interior, sliding sunroof, security system... (not sure about the
wheels).  It has no dents and has been garaged for a once a year use when his daughter returns.  What
should be my concerns?  What's a fair price?  What kind of mileage can I expect?  Thanks

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Hard to tell what repairs you will be needing. If the car was well taken care of, I suspect your would be performing normal maintenance and replaing wear items as they fail. Look at the owners maual and see what VW recommends in their mileage service intervals. Any car can make 200K these days if taken care of and you don't mind repairing it. Fair price for both parties would be $5500.

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timing belt at 105k is it a 2.0l or a 1.8 lthe 1.8 is the turbo not the 2.0 As previously stated it depends on how well maintained it was VW,s come with electrical gremlins installed from the factory and they can wreak havoc when ever they choose that would be the only major thing,if it's a five speed ,again depending on how it has been driven a clutch at maybe 150k an alternator or a starter motor are all likely candidates for replacement Brakes, ABS speed sensors these are all thins that I have seen at higher mileage cars. 5 k seems about right for a nice clean car

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I am 72 yrs.you learn many things along the way.rule number 12568&*( never do bus with a friend.because you just lost a friend.never fails.

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