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Vehicle 1998 BMW 3-Series 328ISA 2dr Cpe Auto 2014 Volkswagen Beetle TDI w/Premium
15" x 7.0 cast alloy wheels Yes No
16.4 gallon fuel tank Yes No
205/65R15 all-season SBR tires Yes No
2.8L DOHC 24-valve 6-cyl engine w/variable valve timing Yes No
2 Front Power Outlets No Yes
2-stage rear-window defroster Yes No
4123-Lb Gross Vehicle Weight Rating No Yes
4-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission w/economy/sport/ manual shift modes Yes No
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes No Yes
65 amp/hr battery Yes No
6-Speed Electronically Controlled Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission With Overdrive and Tow/Haul/Snow Mode No Yes
80-amp alternator Yes No
851-Lb Payload Package No Yes
8-way pwr front bucket seats Yes No
Adjustable rear seat headrests Yes No
Alloy Wheels Front 18-in. X 8-in. and Rear 18-in. X 8-in. No Yes
All season traction control Yes No
AM/FM Radio Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume and 9 Speakers Total; CD Player; MP3 Player; SiriusXM Satellite Radio No Yes
Analog fuel-economy indicator Yes No
Anti-lock brake system (ABS) Yes No
Anti-theft AM/FM stereo w/cassette-inc: 10 x 20 watt amplifier, 10 speakers Yes No
Auto climate control-inc: separate left/right elect temp control, LCD display Yes No
Auto front seatbelt tensioners Yes No
Auto locking retractors on all seat belts Yes No
Automatic Climate Control No Yes
Automatic/Delayed Locking No Yes
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack No Yes
Battery Saver No Yes
Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights With Automatic Leveling No Yes
Body-color hydraulic energy absorbing bumpers (damage control to 9-MPH) Yes No
Body-color side skirts Yes No
Brake Assistance No Yes
Carpet Located in Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area/Trunk No Yes
Central locking system-inc: double lock anti-theft feature, console switch Yes No
City 18/hwy 26 (2.8L engine/4-speed auto trans) Yes No
colored Doors, cloth Headliner, colored Instrument Panel, leather Shift Knob and leather Steering Wheel No Yes
Compact Spare Tire No Yes
Courtesy lights w/fade-in/out feature Yes No
Crash Sensor Sends GPS Signal No Yes
Cruise control Yes No
Cruise Control No Yes
Daytime Running Lights No Yes
Delayed Power Retention No Yes
Digital Clock No Yes
Direct ignition system w/knock control Yes No
Diversity antenna system Yes No
Driveaway protection (disables engine when double-lock feature engaged) Yes No
Driver Airbag No Yes
Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) Yes No
Driver Manual Lumbar Support No Yes
Drop-down tool kit in trunk Yes No
Dual Adjustable Seat Height No Yes
Dual Body Color Folding Power Adjustable Heated Signaling Exterior Rearview Mirrors No Yes
Dual front cupholders/coinholder Yes No
Dual pwr outside heated rearview mirrors Yes No
Easy Entry Seat No Yes
Elect engine-management system Yes No
Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror No Yes
Electronic analog speedometer/tachometer Yes No
Exterior Temperature Gauge No Yes
Fold-down rear seats Yes No
Free Scheduled Maintenance for 24 Months or 24000 Miles No Yes
Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers No Yes
Front and Rear Cupholders No Yes
Front and Rear Reading Lights No Yes
front and rear tires P235/45HR18 BSW All-Season No Yes
Front Armrest Storage No Yes
Front Carpeted Floor Mats No Yes
Front center armrest Yes No
Front Door Mounted Storage No Yes
Front Dual Heated Seats No Yes
Front Dual Reclining Heated Sport Bucket Seats Driver Side Adjusts 6 Ways Total, Adjustable Seat Height, Passenger Side Adjusts 6 Ways Total, Adjustable Seat Height, Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Center Armrest No Yes
Front Foglights No Yes
Front Illuminated Vanity Mirrors No Yes
Front Power 287-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 272-mm Disc Brakes No Yes
Front Power Glass Tilt and Slide Sunroof No Yes
Front Power Windows With Front One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down No Yes
Front Pretensioners No Yes
Front/rear coil springs, twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers, stabilizer bars Yes No
Front seatback storage nets Yes No
Front Seatbelt Height Adjusters No Yes
Front seat side-impact airbags Yes No
Front Seat with Driver Manual Memory No Yes
Front Side Airbags With Head Protection No Yes
Front Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Front Vanity Mirror No Yes
Full-size spare tire w/steel wheel Yes No
Glove box w/take-out flashlight Yes No
Green-tinted windshield band Yes No
Halogen free-form fog lights Yes No
Halogen free-form headlights (low beams) Yes No
Hard Drive with 20GB total; No Yes
Heated Windshield Glass No Yes
Hydraulic energy absorbing bumpers (damage control to 9-MPH) Yes No
Illuminated Entry No Yes
Illuminated master key Yes No
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Independent Strut Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Inflatable Spare Tire Kit No Yes
intercooled turbo No Yes
Interior Air Filter No Yes
Interior Spare Tire Mounted Under Cargo Floor No Yes
Internet Access Available No Yes
Keyless Entry Operated Via Card Key and Key Fob No Yes
LCD main & trip odometers Yes No
Leatherette upholstery Yes No
Leather manual shift knob/steering wheel Yes No
Locking Fuel Filler No Yes
Locking Pickup Truck Tailgate No Yes
Manually Interactive Automatic Transmission No Yes
Manual Sunshade Located on Sunroof/Moonroof No Yes
Map reading lights Yes No
Memory Device Reader No Yes
Microfiltered ventilation Yes No
MP3 Player No Yes
Multi-Function Remote Operates Door Lock/Unlock, Panic Alarm and Liftgate No Yes
Multi Information Display w/multi-function digital clock, outside temp display w/freeze warning, vehicle monitoring system Yes No
Multi-link system rear suspension w/central links Yes No
Navigation Aid With Real-time Traffic and Voice Activation No Yes
Oil Cooler No Yes
Oil Temperature Gauge No Yes
Overhead Console Storage No Yes
Passenger Airbag No Yes
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor No Yes
Positive side-window sealing system Yes No
Power Door Locks Operated Via Key and Remote With Automatic Locking No Yes
Power Electric Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering No Yes
Power Liftgate Lock/Unlock Via Multi-Function Remote No Yes
Pre-wired for BMW remote keyless-entry security system Yes No
Pre-wired for CD changer Yes No
Pwr windows-inc: key-off operation, 1-touch up/down Yes No
Radio Anti-Theft No Yes
Rain Sensing Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers No Yes
Real-time Traffic Information No Yes
Rear Bench Folding Seats No Yes
Rear Carpeted Floor Mats No Yes
Rear Folding Bench Seats With Manually Adjustable Headrests No Yes
Rear HVAC Ducts No Yes
Rear reading lights Yes No
Rear Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Rear wheel drive Yes No
Rear Window Defroster No Yes
Remote Trunk/Decklid Release Located On Multi-Function Remote No Yes
Removable Hard Cargo Cover No Yes
Roadside Assistance Warranty for 36-Months, 36,000-Miles No Yes
Seatback easy-entry feature Yes No
Seatback Storage Pockets No Yes
Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags No Yes
Separate Driver/Front Passenger Climate Controls No Yes
Service interval indicator Yes No
Service Interval Indicator For Brake Wear No Yes
Side Guard Door Beams No Yes
Split folding rear seats Yes No
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio No Yes
Strut-type front suspension w/arc-shaped lower arms Yes No
Tachometer No Yes
Telematics Includes Emergency SOS, Internet Services, Roadside Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Tracking and Navigation No Yes
Telephone Pre-Wiring No Yes
Telescopic Steering Column No Yes
Tilt Steering Column No Yes
Tinted Glass No Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor No Yes
Traction Control Controlled by Engine Management No Yes
Trip Computer With Trip Odometer No Yes
Trunk/Interior Load Area Light No Yes
Turbocharged Diesel 2.0-Liter, I4, 16-Valve, 4, DOHC, DD Engine; Front/Transverse Mounted With Horsepower Of 140@4000, Torque Of 236@1750, Iron Block and Alloy Cylinder Head No Yes
ULEV II Emissions No Yes
Vacuum-assisted front ventilated 4-wheel disc brakes Yes No
Valet Lockout No Yes
Variable engine-speed-sensitive pwr-assisted rack and pinion steering Yes No
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer No Yes
Vehicle Location System No Yes
Vehicle-speed variable 2-speed intermittent windshield wipers w/single wipe mode Yes No
Vehicle Stability Control System No Yes
Vehicle Theft Tracking Notification No Yes
Voice Activated Controls For Navigation System and Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices No Yes
Warning Lights Include Coolant Temperature, Door Ajar, Electrical System, Headlights-On, Key-In-Ignition, Low Coolant, Low Fuel, Low Washer Fluid and Oil Pressure No Yes
Window closing from driver door lock feature Yes No
Wireless Communication Access For Bluetooth Enabled Devices with Bluetooth Streaming Audio No Yes






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