Desert Protection Package on New Beetle - NewBeetle.org Forums
NewBeetle.org Forums
Go Back   NewBeetle.org Home > NewBeetle.org Forums > Discussion - Technical > Questions, Issues, Concerns, or Problems with the New Beetle

Questions, Issues, Concerns, or Problems with the New Beetle General discussion of New Beetle features, problems, and issues.

NewBeetle.org is the premier Volkswagen Beetle Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 05:01 AM
New Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Thumbs down Desert Protection Package on New Beetle

What is this? I just bought a 2012New Beetle traded in a 2008 Beetle.

Could not find and info on what it is.....Cost 695.00 on window sticker......What a joke....

Any ideas?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 05:31 AM
walnut's Avatar
μολὼν λαβέ
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Republic of Texas,
Car: '09 Auto S coupé
Default

Such things are usually dealer add-ons, and usually a rip-off. Not unique to VW, lots of "Desert Protection" packages being added on cars by dealers in the desert SW. And there's really no way to know for sure exactly what it includes, since it's whatever the dealer wants to make it. An "extra-special" paint protectant, upholstery protectant, Armor-all on the tires...any ol' thing they can do to rip you off. I've seen them as high as $1400 a pop in Arizona, and it's probably only $5 worth of wax.
__________________
Mike.........

'02 2.0 died an early death, killed by a California red light runner.
bought mama another...'09 2.5, same yeller color

Last edited by walnut; 11-30-2012 at 02:44 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 02:47 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location:
Knoxville, TN,
Default

Are you in Vegas? Is this Desert Volkswagen's package?

http://www.desertvolkswagen.com/

Just wondering if you would of gotten the "Bob Smith Protection" if you purchased from Bob Smith VW.

oh oh... bad puns now... do they break your knee caps if you don't pay for protection?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sC75aU47GRk
__________________
Pencilneck blah blah blah

OEM Wheel Database....
http://www.4130-products.com/wheels

5052 @ $8000 = total crap
VAG COM @ $350 = sanity

Last edited by pencilneck; 11-29-2012 at 02:53 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 11-29-2012, 04:15 PM
Wife's 01 1.8T mechanic
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location:
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Car: 01 1.8T Sport, 00 TDI Jetta (and a bunch of GM V8s)
Default

Sounds like typical stealership scumbaggery. Ask for a detailed printout of what it is, and don't make final payment until you are happy. If you didn't ask for it, don't pay for it!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the NewBeetle.org Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My New to me 2006 New beetle convertible package 1 robertsnowden1990 Photos: New Beetles 38 12-26-2012 03:16 AM
Please help! Can a package 2 beetle convertible 2007 not have fog lights Joe Cat Styling Modifications 1 11-29-2009 02:29 PM
Help, my car broke down in the desert jdubvdub Questions, Issues, Concerns, or Problems with the New Beetle 8 10-22-2008 12:28 AM
Ava, queen of the desert vilebunni Photos: New Beetles 8 07-12-2007 07:19 PM

All times are GMT. The time now is 04:52 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2