VW Beetle Cyber Green V5

VW Beetle Cyber Green V5

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AndyT77

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1,755 posts

132 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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Hi all, here is my new runaround, 2001 VW Beetle V5. Bought off the original owner, full file with bills for 15 years of services, MOT's, tyres, bulbs, etc etc. In the last few years they've refurbed the wheels, had new badges on, fixed various bits and pieces, and generally been the ideal past owners.

Let me know what you think, I'm rather smitten smile







MJK 24

5,548 posts

206 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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They make a lovely noise!

Looks like a good buy what with it being one owner from new with plenty of documentation! Enjoy!

smile

AndyT77

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1,755 posts

132 months

Monday 8th August 2016
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Yes, the noise is definitely good!

imaginativename

61 posts

63 months

Tuesday 9th August 2016
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Only thing it's missing is the vase!


AndyT77

Original Poster:

1,755 posts

132 months

Tuesday 9th August 2016
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That's in the boot, might use it for my e cig!

phil y

528 posts

92 months

Friday 12th August 2016
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First time I've spotted a Readers Car on the road! (M6 J16 roundabout tonight if you're wondering).

I've always liked the idea of a subtle fast Beetle.

AndyT77

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1,755 posts

132 months

Sunday 14th August 2016
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phil y said:
First time I've spotted a Readers Car on the road! (M6 J16 roundabout tonight if you're wondering).

I've always liked the idea of a subtle fast Beetle.
Yes indeed, that would have been me, did you hear it? What were you in ?

phil y

528 posts

92 months

Monday 15th August 2016
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Sadly couldn't hear it over my own diesel clatter. Looked very nice though.

Ste1987

1,798 posts

76 months

Monday 15th August 2016
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Never knew they did a V5 Beetle!

AndyT77

Original Poster:

1,755 posts

132 months

Monday 15th August 2016
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phil y said:
Sadly couldn't hear it over my own diesel clatter. Looked very nice though.
Thanks!

AndyT77

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1,755 posts

132 months

Sunday 21st August 2016
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Just a quick update, tank 1 saw 31mpg, tank 2 saw 28.5mpg. Not too shabby, certainly fine by me, the noise alone makes it worthwhile.

The Nur

9,168 posts

155 months

Sunday 21st August 2016
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It took you that long to go through a tank in a V5? Did you drive it?

hehe

mickyveloce

1,035 posts

206 months

Sunday 21st August 2016
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I had my V5 wrapped up in a Passat estate. Wonderful engine and creamy longish-throw 5-speed manual resulted in a brisk practical and handsome car. They warble well and represent the sort of engineering in the unusual and the different which we don't see so much these days from mainstream manufacturers.

Good luck with your Beetle OP, it's a rare and pleasant car.

anonymous-user

24 months

Sunday 21st August 2016
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5 cylinder warble in a beetle...theres me thinking I would only settle for a 1.8T beetle,

This gives me an idea.

JeremyH5

845 posts

105 months

Sunday 21st August 2016
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There's a nice blue one on Autotrader to £1,200.

AndyT77

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1,755 posts

132 months

Sunday 21st August 2016
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JeremyH5 said:
There's a nice blue one on Autotrader to £1,200.
Not as nice as mine!

liner33

8,957 posts

172 months

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
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Wife had a V5 Sport Edition , she loved it but it never felt that nippy to me, used to average 30mpg on the daily commute which isnt too bad i guess

AndyT77

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132 months

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
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liner33 said:
Wife had a V5 Sport Edition , she loved it but it never felt that nippy to me, used to average 30mpg on the daily commute which isnt too bad i guess
Yeah, they're not that quick, but I really like ringing it's neck. Its certainly a bit slower than the Golf gti I had before, but quite entertaining, especially alongside a boring old 4 cylinder or clattering diesel.

carinaman

17,537 posts

142 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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I love the noise.

Is that rear aerofoil one that pops up at a certain speed?

AndyT77

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1,755 posts

132 months

Wednesday 24th August 2016
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carinaman said:
I love the noise.

Is that rear aerofoil one that pops up at a certain speed?
Yeah, but you can put it up and down via a switch under the dash.