yo man go on www.vwvortex.com
and go to the classifieds if you want a volkswagen. or look in local classified sections in newspapers. like i said, if a car is well maintained, it will last a long time, and you CAN buy a nice volkswagen with higher miles but in nice condition for around 1500. you just have to look, and dont jump at the first car.
make sure the car has had major services when it has been needed like timing belt, water pump, regular oil changes, brakes, tires. if the front tires are bald, the person drove like shit. check the clutch, and like i sai dbuying from someone older who has kept service records and has owned the car for a while/since new is your best bet. my friend bought a jetta for 1500 with 180,000 miles on it, but it was all highway and now he sold it to our friend after delivering pizzas in it for a few years and his friend drives from connecticut to new hampshire in it regularly. it all depends on how the car was maintained before you. even if your dad can fix shit, if the car sucks its not worth it because he will be fixing mad shit.
and i know what im talking about, my dad has sold cars all his life, ive sold a few cars, and bought a few good/not so good vehicles.
my dad currently works at a dealership with his firnd and they make mad dough buying cars with lots of miles on it for their age, but like with highway miles the car isnt complete shit. my dad drives a 2000 outback with 210,000 miles on it, got it for cheap, and it is in perfect running condition.
if you are really interested in a car, it is worth it to bring it to a mechanic for that kind of car and spend the 30 bucks to have him inspect it. if the seller wont let you do that, then dont buy the car.