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I've been interested in
Beetles since I was a small boy and always wanted to own one. A few
months before I turned 21 I wrote off my Subaru and decided to buy
a Bug as my "if didn't buy one now, I never would" car.
I'd only just finished university and didn't have a job yet with my
degree, so I couldn't afford anything very good. So I bought a rusty
1973 Super Beetle for less than $2500. This car was dodgier than I
realized and the engine caught fire after I'd had it for only three
days. Luckily, I put the fire out quickly and the damage was minimal.
I fixed "Phoenix" up and drove it around for a year. I started
a job as a scientist with my degree in March 2014, and after a few
months of saving I took Phoenix to a paint shop to fix the rust and
paint it. Sadly the painter told me there was more rust than car and
that it would cost at least $10,000 to fix the rust and paint it.
- From the Ashes >>
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