2005 Volkswagen Beetle Gls Tdi Hatchback 2-door 1.9l on 2040-cars
Berrien Springs, Michigan, United States
Engine:1.9L 100 HP Turbocharged DIESEL
For Sale By:Private Seller
Trim: TDI Hatchback 2-Dr
Options: Sunroof, CD Player
Safety Features: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags
Drive Type: 6-Speed DSG Automatic Tiptronic® Automatic Transmi
Power Options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
Sub Model: TDI
Exterior Color: Sunflower Yellow
Warranty: Vehicle does NOT have an existing warranty
Interior Color: Gray
Condition: UsedA vehicle is considered used if it has been registered and issued a title. Used vehicles have had at least one previous owner. The condition of the exterior, interior and engine can vary depending on the vehicle's history. See the seller's listing for full details and description of any imperfections.Seller Notes:"I purchased this vehicle new from VW. It has been extremely well maintained (all maintenance records available). Fun vehicle to drive. Rated 36 MPG – City, 42 MPG – Highway.Son hit curb 4 years ago requiring mechanical and small amount of body work on front right (all new replacement parts with work performed by the best shop in our area). It looks sharp and is in great working condition. Two very small dings in body (see photos). It has the following features: 6-Speed DSG Automatic Tiptronic® Automatic Transmission, Electronic Stabilization Program (ESP), AC, Leatherette Seats, Heated Front Seats and Heated Windshield Washer Nozzles, Power Glass Sunroof, Power Windows/Locks/Mirrors, Folding Key with Remote Keyless Lock and Entry, CD radio & Monsoon ® Sound System, MP3 player connector, Cruise Control, Driver and Front Passenger Front and Side Airbags, Anti-theft Alarm System, ABS, Stability/traction control and more. Clear Title in hand."
Volkswagen Beetle-New for Sale
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Just ahead of this week's Frankfurt Motor Show, Volkswagen has announced the world premiere of its Golf Sportsvan, a near-production concept that succeeds its Golf Plus. VW describes this compact family car as "one of the most versatile vehicles of the compact class," noting that it offers a mix of hatchback and minivan features in a sporty package.
That sportiness comes from the Sportsvan's styling (perhaps more sleek wagon than minivan) and performance features it shares with the Golf GTI - including the XDS+ electronic differential lock, which is integrated into the Electronic Stability Control system to improve agility. At the same time, the Sportsvan's six engine options, which include a turbodiesel, are up to 19-percent more fuel-efficient than their predecessors.
Volkswagen still has its eyes set on becoming the top global automaker by 2018, and to get there, it's apparently going to need more boots on the ground. Automotive News Europe is reporting that VW is looking to increase its staff by 50,000 over the next five years - an increase of nine percent - which does not include an increase in its US dealer network.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 13:31:00 EST
According to the report, a majority of the growth will come from China where the automaker is also looking to double its production capacity in the same time frame. The Volkswagen Group is already expected to rival General Motors for the top sales spot in China this year, and such a rapid expansion in the region could make a good springboard for sales increases in other countries.
Bloomberg Markets is reporting that BMW, Volkswagen and Ferrari have been using tungsten ore sourced from Columbia's FARC rebel terrorists. The extensive story focuses on Columbia's illegal mining trade and calls into question the provenance of the rare ore that is used not only in crankshaft parts production, but is also found in the world's computing and telecommunications industry for use in screens.
The ore is mined by the FARC (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, or Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - People's Army), and exported to Pennsylvania, where it is refined. The refined ore is then sent over to Austria, where a company called Plansee turns it into a finished product. Now, it's important to note that we aren't talking about the world's supply of tungsten here. In 2012, Plansee's American refinery purchased 93.2 metric tons of tungsten, valued at $1.8 million. That's peanuts, with the entire Colombian tungsten mining industry producing just one percent of the world's supplies.
That doesn't make indirectly supporting FARC any more acceptable, though. BMW, VW and Ferrari are all committed to not accepting mineral supplies from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is also in the grips of a guerrilla insurrection funded, in part, by illegal mining. The same commitment would figure to extend to Colombian mining, but as BMW points out, it's difficult for a multi-national manufacturer to know where every item in its supply chain comes from. A company spokesperson says as much, telling Bloomberg, "These few grams out of the billions of tons of raw materials passing through the BMW supply chain are of no practical relevance."