Not the car I wanted, but I was going
to get a convertible or use a bicycle!
Didn't even look at it until I
realized I couldn't afford any of my
first 10 choices and thought I might
have to get a Miata! Then I found out
they had a model with automatic top.
Some small design annoyances and it
isn't a sportscar, but I knew that
when I bought it. It is inexpensive to
own, has lots of safety features and
the top comes down so I am not
Convertible Top, All windows are Auto
Down and key closes windows so I don't
forget to close any when I put the top
Very Minor. Wiper control in bad
place, I turn it on when I start car.
Cup holder doesn't fit a tall cup. Top
could be a bit faster up and down.
Great little car - sharp looking red
with a black top and black leather
interior (very hot in the summer).
The extra paid for the GLX is worth
it! I purchased the vehicle while
living in the mountains - perfect
handling on those curvy mountain
roads. However, now I'm back in the
big city and feel intimidated in my
small five-speed. Back to an SUV for
Looks great - a real eye-catcher.
Great handling and tight steering.
High quality cloth top, easy to raise
and lower, and a boot that's very easy
to put on. Never had the first leak
problem, and after almost two years,
the top still looks brand new!
Drink holders are almost useless, door
handles peeled early on. At
a little over 24,000, reverse gear
went out; however, it was covered
under powertrain. VW doesn't have
many service centers, making it hard
to leave your car for service. The
warranty could be a little better.
What an awesome little car! This baby
is lots of fun, great to drive and eye-
catching cute! If you want one, get
it now, because this is your last
chance (it's being discontinued in
favor of a beetle convertible)!
Drive, easy to handle top, very quiet
for a convertible and loaded with
More power, especially for the semi-
low gas mileage.
For the most part, this was a reliable
little car and fun to drive. Like most
VW's it was a rough ride but it was the
roomiest, most relaible convertible
Until the oil light come at 60K. I
changed the oil but it was still on. I
brought it in and the dealership said
it was a comoputer problem and would
cost at least $800 to fix. Otherwise,
the car was fine. A week later, the
engine seized. Neither the dealership
nor VW accepted any responsibility. I
will never buy a VW again. I really
like the Beetle but I don't want to
give my business to a "take-your-money-