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Just bought the car yesterday after having it checked out by a local reputable mechanic. Driving it home, the clutch starting smelling and the car will not drive except in reverse. Manual transmission, 2.5 L 2006 VW Beetle

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Sounds like a problem internally in the transmission, I am assuming you can shift it to the other gears. If it is moving in reverse then you should still have some clutch left. I would check the fluid for the transmission to see if it was empty. The clutch doesn't care about what gear you are in. If reverse it strong without slipping then I say it is an internal transmission problem.

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