When looking at used car convertilbles ...by Sueann Blackwell-Merrillville Auto Glass & Trim on 08/21/23
So, right next door to us is a car lot. Discount Auto LLC owned by Walter Woldt. There is a 2003 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible for sale for $3,500, and as I sit at my desk I see quite a few people looking at the car. ( mostly women with a Male counterpart with them) I see them test drive, walk around the car - look over the interior - kick the tires, look in the trunk - even look at the spacing on body panels...... NOT ONE PERSON - checked the TOP- worked the top ? put their hands on the top - checked out the rear window- and from where I sit it is getting close to its life's end. The cost of a new replacement top on a 2003 - 20011 is est $2,635 if it does not need a new headliner or inner insulation.
I don't know how many times I have heard - we just bought this car and it needs a top - and not knowing that replacements are $1,000 of dollars - sometimes more than you paid for the car. Please feel free to give me a call - if you are thinking about buying a used convertible - at least I can give you an idea of what you will have to spend to get it where it was when it was new. PS if you scroll down on our Facebook Page you will see a recent one we just did.