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As I've been looking for a car for the past 3-4 months I decided to go with a 2019 vw sportswagen. However, while stumbling across your videos I think I'm am now a luddite when it comes to cars at least for the moment under the circumstances I am under. With that said, I also came across a 1969 VW squareback for sale ($12,500) near me from a private party. I remember your video on this car and you mentioning that it was fairly easy to maintain, which is a central concern for me when buying a car. So I was wondering what I should look for when visiting him and what I should ask. Here is the link on Offerup:
Thanks for your time and knowledge. Hope to hear from you soon.
If you want a weekend toy, go a head, otherwise, forget it.
If you want a daily driver stay away from VW and anything that old. Go Toyota or Honda for a daily.
Woh woh man you were considering 2019 MY then 1969 MY? Anyways, the Sportswagen is a nice looking car but won't hold up over time. The 1969 Veedub is a pretty car I must say VW always made nice cars but its so old it won't be worth your time for anything more than a project car. Sure those old VWs were easy to maintain but times have passed. Shortly, its too old.
What exactly do you want? A classic car? A modern car? Any car? A to B car? Price range? Can you specify please.
Thanks for your reply.
On the wheeler dealer show, the guys restored a 1970 vw fastback type 3 and they sold it for 11k. (pre-covid 2019). But one main concern on an old car (52 yrs. old in this case) you need to look for any signs of rust. From the pictures it looks ok, and if it's been properly restored could be ok. But would only use it on nice weather weekends, not something I'd rely on for any long trips. But do what's best for you...Good Luck.
You could get it and maybe a beater with it for a couple hundred so that then you have something reliable to go with it