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I'm a 16 year old girl and I found a VW Beetle. to be the first car I've ever owned if I buy it. The odometer is broken, but they think it has 130,000 miles on it. The list price is $3,995. I was wondering if a bug is a good first car? Are they reliable? Do they do well in crashes? My Dad is really good at working on cars and could do minor repair work if ...
To prevent car battery from dying, can you simply run engine while in park, or must the car be driven? Thanks.
What is the tire pressure on this car?
Hi I have a 2001 dodge durango I just had an ignition put in then when I left home 15mins into driving I started to hear a nois sound like popping popcorn either under the hood or the front passenger tire is where the noise sound like its cuming from.
I have an EGR fault light showing and have replaced the top valve but the garage says it has a top and bottom valve is the correct? I'm unsure if this service is free?
I left my doors open, I have auto light shut off. My battery will not take a quick boost to start my car. Is it the battery or the computer?
I really really want a 2009 convertible beetle for my first car! Is this car safe? Does it have good MPG? I'm 5'7 with long legs, would that matter and I need to carry my golf clubs with me daily. Would this be a good first car for a 16 year old girl?

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