Bugging Out

For Junko Obasan,
 who likes to know what it costs me to survive in Hawaii
 without hired security on an island full of personal & corporate security employees. 
Updated October 20, 2016

1. $1,000 new cooling system (radiator, water pump, fans) (2nd) 9/2016
2. $250 new coolant hoses (1st) 9/2016
3. $290 Hawaii weight tax 10/31/2016
4. Sensor replaced:-Thermostat
5.  $1,400 MIRACLE!!! New interior Door Panels (11/2016 -took 2 yrs to find ones arrive here)

Estimated Total $7,335    9/2015 - 9/2016 = 1 year Maintenance and Cost of the 2000 VW New Beetle in USA $$$$

1.   $450  4 tires @ 9/2015
2.   $250  Side & Rear window Tints @ 12/2015 - Tropical sun deteriorated factory tints
3.   $140  Battery
4.   $700  Air Conditioning @ 5/2016
5.   $600  Belts, general maintenance @ 11/2016
6.   $250  Used Glovebox @ 12/2015  (original had been broken into and ripped off dash by theives)
7.   $ 53   Windshield Wipers @ 5/2016
8.   $ 50    Lights
9.   $250  Front Headlamp ( 1st order was smashed by Delivery service/ USPS)
10. $ 80   Hubcaps (stolen & replaced and stolen again)
11. $ 15   Safety Check annual 2016
12. $287  Registration/ Hawaii Weight Tax annual
13. $  67  Minor interior repair/ paint scratch repair
14. $258  Spoiler= 3rd break light
15. $  15  outside Antennae (stolen & replaced) & broke off & need replacement again.
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Keys - Stolen x2 - valet key stolen from glovebox (possibly by a valet),
normal key stolen from purse at club, I believe someone cut new keys from the stolen keys.
16. $140  New keys cut (original keys stolen x 2) (stolen 8/2016 with sneakers)
17. $300  New Key Fobs (stolen 8/2016) need replacements
18. $500  Dealer cost to Program new Keys
                                   Ongoing issue as "screw-driver" type break-ins have left physical key hole                                        un-reliable, spins 360.
19. $300ish rear brakes (2015? or 2/2016)
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19. $300 Interior Rear passenger door panel  (11/2015) e-bay app error ordered item.

subtotal $4,735 _____________________________

12. $       Oil Change/ Oil
13. $       Gas
14. $ 20 replace 1 plug 9/2016 -  Tune-up/ Spark Plugs
15. $ 180 replace old hoses 9/2016     Fix Coolant leak  @5/2016
16. $800-2500est.  Passenger side and Driver Side  Door Panels
17. $400est.  Windshield Tint