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Need advice as I am a newbie and looking to start a search

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:33 am
by Stoddy706
hi I have recently joined the form and this is because I am looking into buying myself my first classic VW. I have always liked the old vws since I was a kid and now that I have almost had my driving licences for a year I am seriously looking about buying one. I have around 4-5 grand and I was looking at beetles, t25 and potentially a t2. As I am very new to looking into it I was wondering what I need to look out for. What I have found so far Is that the floor pans and heater channeled on the beetles are an are you need to look out for.

I am also thinking about coming along to the next meet up to have a look around and talk to everyone as I haven’t even sat in a good example of a bug or buss yet so have no clue what to look for. If I do end up getting a bug or van I will join the club as a full member as I am in Falkirk and the is is my local club. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong place not quite sure where to put it.
Any advice is welcome. :geek:

Re: Need advice as I am a newbie and looking to start a search

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:49 pm
by gayle
Hi Stoddy. Welcome to the club forum! You're more than welcome to have a nosey at my beetle although you might find at the next clubnight that a lot of the older vehicles are in hibernation still :)

Re: Need advice as I am a newbie and looking to start a search

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:07 pm
by Stoddy706
Thanks would love to do that, think I will come along even if there isn’t many vehicles going to be there as I can still talk I and intereact with other members that do own ones.

Re: Need advice as I am a newbie and looking to start a search

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:47 pm
by McRod
Hi Stoddy and welcome.

Gayle makes a good point.

If you can, pop along to a club night and you`ll see everything there is to see in the VW scene and the owners will be more than happy to show you around their vehicles aswell as the pitfalls of buying them. :shock: :D

Re: Need advice as I am a newbie and looking to start a search

Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:06 pm
by AndyB
Be prepared to have a siphon emptying your bank account constantly to feed your VW addiction :) :)