I call it my "happy car" because you cannot help but smile when you look at it.
I love my bug, however I live in a rural area and have to travel over 100 miles to the VW dealership to have repairs done. I recently had to take it in to have what ended up being the fuel pump replaced after my local mechanic would not replace it because he said the part was so expensive and he was not certain the fuel pump was the problem. After running it on the computer scanner it was determined it was indeed the fuel pump, but they had to order the part because my car was so 'old. ' Since I had to leave it at the shop for several days I asked them to have another key made because the car only came with one key fob and one spare key. The man who worked at the desk told me they could not be positive the key would work if I bought it. Because of the security system it could lock down my car engine and I might never get it to run again. When they dealership called to ask about my satisfaction with the service I told them the service was fine, but I will never purchase another VW because the parts for older vehicles are becoming too hard to purchase.