I'm not a mechanic but sometimes must fix the junk myself or my family have. Not too happy right now. While at work my mother and daughter unknowingly conspired against me by impatiently going online and buying my daughter a used 2002 VW Beetle. #1 crime: I am the one who will be called upon to work on it and was not in-the-know until it was bought and registered. #2 crime: I do not buy foreign cars. I do not work on foreign cars....until now. And I am not happy about it. German VW engineers are on top of my stupid idiot list today. I've worked on it about 4 times in 5 weeks now. My hands have bloodblisters and cuts all over them for their genius of cramming as much small plastic junk as close together as possible. They expect that to work under the hood you unscrew about 1000 bolts of parts in the way...and they think it is absolutely necessary to take off all the fasteners for both fenders, the bumper, and the wheelwells to get at anything. Another great idea with a lot of newer cars is the great feature of putting bumpers and fenders about 2 inches from the ground so you cannot get under it and barely can get a jack under without busting up body stuff. If only I could get and keep the thing running long enough to sell it and get some of their $ back I'd be more than happy.