Rare 2003 Vw “chromaflair” 1.8 Turbo New Beetle Glx W/ Less Than 100k Miles on 2040-cars
Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Only 200 of these limited edition 1.8 Turbo New Beetles were imported to the US with two paint options (Cyan/Purple and Silver/Green) that appear to change color when viewed from different angles. This eye-catching Cyan/Purple car came fully loaded with all the options that were available for that model year, including:
Black Leather Interior
Monsoon Sound system w/ Cassette Player
6-Disc CD Changer
17" "Long Beach" wheels
Speed activated rear spoiler
Power Door Locks
Original 6-disc CD changer remains installed in the back, but an auxiliary input has been added to play audio from your phone or media player.
Vehicle is mechanically sound, fun to drive/ride, and always popular out on the road. Maintenance and replacements over the past 5 years include:
Timing Belt (2018)
Water Pump (2018)
Radiator Fan (2018)
Vacuum Control Valve (2018)
Boost Recirculating Air Valve and Solenoid (2019)
O2 Sensor (2019)
Air Injection Pump (2021)
Turbo Boost Control (2021)
AC Compressor (2022)
Fan Relay (2022)
A few defects:
Minor fracture at bottom of front bumper on driver’s side
Missing center console latch (closes fine and unnoticeable but doesn’t lock closed)
Can’t seem to track down backseat headrests, but will update when they are found
Three generations of the same family have put less than 100K miles on this very rare 2003 VW “ChromaFlair” New Beetle. Never smoked in. No accidents. Clean/Clear Title.
Maintenance records available for review.
Comes with a complete original owner’s manual and 2 VW switchblade keys. Note: Remote lock does not work on one and the key ring loop on the other has broken off, but these can be replaced by the dealership.
Selling at $10,000 OBO. Car is located in Northern Virginia.
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Auto blogMon, 07 Oct 2013
Audi drivers, listen up. If you bought or leased a 2002-06 model-year A4 or A6 with a factory-installed Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) that failed, you may be entitled to reimbursement under a recently settled class-action lawsuit with corporate parent Volkswagen.
According to Automotive News, the settlement covers about 64,000 vehicles and alleges that "manufacturing and design problems caused the transmissions to fail and left owners stuck with repair costs." While the suit also argues Audi was aware of these issues (going so far as to hide that knowledge from consumers), the settlement stops short of acknowledging any wrongdoing by the German automaker.
Audi drivers are eligible for a cash reimbursement if their CVT repairs occurred within 10 years or 100,000 miles of the date they bought or leased the vehicle before June 19, 2013. To be eligible for compensation, drivers must submit a claim form (found here) with supporting documents by November 18.
We've returned from a very busy week in Switzerland, and in going back over all of our 75 stories from the Geneva Motor Show, our editors have gathered up their personal favorite debuts from the European expo.
The wonderful thing about the Geneva show is just how wide of an array of vehicles are on display - everything from funny little one-off EVs to the most exotic of supercars to, well, truly ridiculous displays of coachbuilding. And because of that, this list of our editors' favorites might not be as predictable as you think.
But we don't want to give anything away just yet. Scroll down to have a look at our team's favorites from Geneva.
Chrysler has slowed production of its Town and Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans this week, Automotive News reports. The Windsor, Ontario plant will cut its three shifts from eight hours each to four hours each in an effort "to align production with market demand," a Chrysler spokesperson told AN. Chrysler also builds the closely related Routan minivan for Volkswagen at its Ontario facility, but has not built a single example thus far in 2013.
Sales of Chrysler's minivans fell 15 percent for the first two months of 2013, and a large part of that has to do with the 26-percent drop of the Grand Caravan alone (the T&C was only down by one percent). According to Automotive News data, as of March 1, Chrysler had an unsold inventory of 24,713 Town and Country models and 18,547 Grand Caravans - a 69- and 43-day supply, respectively.
"No sense running full speed now, then have a lot of vehicles sitting around a few months down the line," Chrysler spokeswoman Jodi Tinson told AN. Full production is expected to resume again on March 18.