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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:09 pm    Post subject: So my mom says... Reply with quote

My mom says a Baja as a daily drive wouldn't be a good idea because people will mess with the engine. Has anyone ever had there engine messed with, vandalized or anything? Or ever heard of it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:22 pm    Post subject: Re: So my mom says... Reply with quote

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My mom says a Baja as a daily drive wouldn't be a good idea because people will mess with the engine. Has anyone ever had there engine messed with, vandalized or anything? Or ever heard of it?

no idk how it is in texas but the town i live in.. south cali ud get shot for messing with some ones car... very country town
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never had a problem and I park it in public lots frequently. Most of the time anyone would get burned just getting near it Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

seems like in Texas...that would be right up there with taking someones horse.....a shootable offense! #2gunfire
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've never had a problem and I park it in public lots frequently. Most of the time anyone would get burned just getting near it Laughing


X2 hahaha I love when people touch the exhaust after I drive it.... Duhh I just turned the car off it's going to be hot Twisted Evil haha
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I'm trying to say! But she's the manager of our local Wal-Mart so she says she has experience with people messing stuff up just to mess stuff up. I say it's different so If I get enough posts saying it'll be fine she'll have one less excuse to buy me a bug.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's what I'm trying to say! But she's the manager of our local Wal-Mart so she says she has experience with people messing stuff up just to mess stuff up. I say it's different so If I get enough posts saying it'll be fine she'll have one less excuse to buy me a bug.


How old ru?
And if ur buying it with ur money just say nicely it's my damm money I'll buy whatever the hell I want Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

16 Like you. Haha Well, it's half and half money wise. But she's going to pay for all the insurance and things.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Vadals Reply with quote

I put a locking gas cap on my rail and pull the steering wheel if it's going to set anywhere unattended very long. I chain it to something large if it's outside over night.
I recently caught a guy in my backyard at 3:00 AM looking at it with a flashlight. Since I often work out of town, he might of thought I was gone. I beat his ass then called the police.
The police took him to the hospital first and the turned him over to his parole officer. (Burglar on Parole go figure) No charges on me for defending my castle Very Happy

I've installed another set of sensor lights out back, and am installing a few new boards in my fence. I'm sure word of the event has made it's way around town, I shouldn't have too much trouble for awhile, I hope.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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16 Like you. Haha Well, it's half and half money wise. But she's going to pay for all the insurance and things.


Insurance for the bug is cheap tell her that haha
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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16 Like you. Haha Well, it's half and half money wise. But she's going to pay for all the insurance and things.


Insurance for the bug is cheap tell her that haha


I'm 16 too. Thats the main reason my parents let me get the bug. Really cheap to be registered and insured on. And I also bought it with my own money haha. She'll have to cave eventually...with a full cage and everything its safer than some cars out there today
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She's right engine's get stolen often, but then so does Honda and toyota's
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't mean stolen. I wont be out anywhere it can be stolen easily, I know it can be stolen anywhere. "try to" But vandals.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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She's right engine's get stolen often, but then so does Honda and toyota's


Where do u park where ur motor gets stolen? Shocked

And yes I can steal a Honda easy... Just give me a screw driver... Don't ask... Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok then Mom is old and wise,,,,

if you get this Baja, it will be broke down 80% of the time, she knows you'll be hitting on her to use her car , and hitting for cash for parts, leave grease all over her carpet, a mess in the drive way every day ....

she would be money ahead to just buy you a honda...

yes vandals only target VW baja's, if there in a wal mart parking lot ..parked way out where the camera's don't see.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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ok then Mom is old and wise,,,,

if you get this Baja, it will be broke down 80% of the time, she knows you'll be hitting on her to use her car , and hitting for cash for parts, leave grease all over her carpet, a mess in the drive way every day ....

she would be money ahead to just buy you a honda...

yes vandals only target VW baja's, if there in a wal mart parking lot ..parked way out where the camera's don't see.

Once agian not to be a smart ass but u are totally wrong
If u have a close to stock motor it can be the most reliable car ever...
If u doubt vws this much why ru on samba??

And I leave my Baja ever where never gets screwed with
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would think the only things they could easily steal are spark plug wires or small things like that. the dipstick...? but what kind of person would...
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towd wrote:
ok then Mom is old and wise,,,,

if you get this Baja, it will be broke down 80% of the time, she knows you'll be hitting on her to use her car , and hitting for cash for parts, leave grease all over her carpet, a mess in the drive way every day ....

she would be money ahead to just buy you a honda...

yes vandals only target VW baja's, if there in a wal mart parking lot ..parked way out where the camera's don't see.


I have a job.

I'm getting a normal beetle then converting.

I have another car I can drive whenever it's out of commission, it's not a problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

towd wrote:
ok then Mom is old and wise,,,,

if you get this Baja, it will be broke down 80% of the time, she knows you'll be hitting on her to use her car , and hitting for cash for parts, leave grease all over her carpet, a mess in the drive way every day ....

she would be money ahead to just buy you a honda...

yes vandals only target VW baja's, if there in a wal mart parking lot ..parked way out where the camera's don't see.


80% is kinda high...my 1600 dp has never given me problems. just treat it nice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First time I've ever heard of them being unreliable.
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