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VW New Beetle 2002 - paint problems

I bought a pre-pwned (OK - used!) VW New Beetle from a VW dealership. There has alwasy been a "splash" area of clearcoat paint missing and I was willing to live with that small amount. Now, the area is getting bigger and more little areas seem to be starting to chip (just the clear coat, I think - not the color if that makes sense).

The car is only 6 years old and the paint is falling off - this leads me to two conclusions: 1) the paint sucks and always has and VW should correct it, or 2) the car was in an accident (which they never disclosed) and was poorly repainted after the accident.

What do you advies?

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  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    Actually, my pos VW is having the same problem.  The paint on these vehicles is extremely cheap and delaminate regularly.  Don't by VW. 

  • akasper2 Feb 10, 2009

    2001 volkswagen Jetta, same, IDENTICAL problem, you cabnt put it on your insurance and VW will not warrantee or recall these models. DONT BUY VW

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The paint on VW's is actually pretty good. Check on carfax.com run your vin# and see if it was in an accident

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