When I say VW Type 1, not many of you know what I’m talking about. I’m talking about a very old car, one of the best sold cars in the whole world ever. We know it as the VW ‘Kever’. In the US it was called Beetle or Bug, so with the Beetle’s revival in 1998, VW decided to call the Beetle the New Beetle. Get it? It gets more complicated. When the car we’re driving was introduced in 2011, it was called Beetle instead of Newest Beetle or New New Beetle.Anyway, VW decided to go back to Beetle, the nickname of the VW Type 1. Great. Long story, but we’re driving a VW Beetle. That’s nice. You mainly buy this car for its looks and how it makes you feel, because it’s cute. Well, cute? I think it’s less cute than the previous one, but that doesn’t matter. It’s a fun car with a retro design. If you’re looking for a Beetle, you get to choose from gasoline engines with 104-217 hp and diesel engines with 104-148 hp. There’s a 6-speed manual transmission and a 6-speed DSG. ENGINES gasoline ENGINES diesel If you want to buy a Beetle new, which is still possible, some engines are no longer available.At the moment, only gasoline engines are available with a maximum of 148 hp. The 1.2 and 1.4 TSI are available, the 2-liter has disappeared from the range. Diesel engines are no longer available either at the moment. At the moment, 45 Beetles are for sale on Marktplaats.nl 15 are a convertible, 17 have a DSG. Only 2 second-hand cars have a diesel engine, so if you want a Beetle with a diesel engine, you can’t buy it new, so you’ll have to be quick or be patient while searching. Prices start at 15,000 euros. The convertible is a bit more expensive, starting at 24,000 euros. Prices go up ’til 37,500 euros for a closed car and 40,000 euros for the prettiest low-mileage convertible. I already mentioned some reasons to buy a VW Beetle at the start of the video. It looks cute, different from the average Golf on your street.It gives you the same driving pleasure, maybe more so. The Beetle is secretly a fun car to drive. It handles directly; it’s a fun car. You also feel like driving something special. The interior is more funky. It’s a nice alternative for a Golf or Opel Astra. It’s more special. Of course there are things to watch out for. First, the Beetle is available with 1.2 and 1.4 TSI engines. Those engines are known for their problems with timing chains, especially with the tensioners. On a cold start, beware of rattling
sounds. The chain tensioner works on oil pressure. With a cold engine you have a lower oil pressure, thus problems are more noticeable then. I have to say that the problems get less the higher the model year becomes. VW keeps working on improving their engines. The newer versions have less problems. It’s a problem that does occur and you read horror stories about it on the Internet, but it’s not like every 1.2 or 1.4 TSI breaks down.More so, it’s rare. But it does occur, so we had to name it. The 2-liter TSI, which is no longer sold new, is known for its oil consumption, but not all engines have this problem; most run perfectly. It’s something to keep an eye on. Frequently check the oil level. It’s good to know VW does a lot with warranty for that problem. When you go to VW with an engine that uses a lot of oil, they may do something about it. Nowadays, they do something about it sooner. Next up are the 1.6 and 2-liter TDI which were available in this car. Those engines are involved with the so-called Dieselgate scandal in the US. This means that all US cars are recalled for conversions.It’s still unclear how the problems will be fixed in Europe. This’ll probably be announced soon. Keep in mind that when buying a 1.6 or 2-liter TDI you’ll have to go back to VW for a recall. That’ll probably be a software update and maybe some adjustments under the hood. There are two issues specific for the convertible. The first one isn’t really an issue, but something you should know. There’s little space in the back. See if it’s enough for you, especially when you have kids or go out with friends. The closed car has plenty of space in the back. Check if you’re comfortable in the back of a convertible. Another thing for the convertible is the spoiler above the trunk lid collecting rainwater. When you open the trunk lid, all that water falls into the trunk.That’s a shame, but not much can be done about it. Just be careful when the weather has been bad. The 6-speed DSG needs servicing every 37,000 miles or every 4 years, whichever comes first, to do its work properly. The cool car we’re driving today is a 1.2 TSI; a pretty Cup edition, so it looks cool. It has a lot of options: split A/C, heated seats, satnav, everything. I think it’s cool, especially the painted parts in the interior and the retro rims. It suits the Beetle, harking back to the past, just like it should. We borrowed it at Autobedrijf Terpstra
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