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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Reviews

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Jessica
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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Ive never experienced so many problems with a car before. The engine coils break every 4 months as well as the spark plugs. Ive gotten the battery replaced multiple times in the past 3 years. The interior cloth and leather seats are falling apart so easily. The radiator and water pump had to be replaced. I feel like ive replaced and have fixed everything in this car and yet i still have problems with it. Reading all the other reviews im starting to think maybe i just got a bad one or the owner before me didnt do crap to maintain it!!! its a shame though because it really is a unique and fun looking car to drive.


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Will always be my favorite and possible only type of car!!!
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By frunklaje
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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Awesome little bug! It can carry a lot even three dogs, nice spoiler,(not a surprise it comes out at 90mph) great mileage have gotten 40 on highway, very small and compact but still a lot of head room.

PS: Very strong panels. Ran into a van, van got a dent but no scratch on the beetle.


Best Features

The red light up dashboard, easy to replace wheel covers, pretty nice turbo, big dashboard for pizza, still four seats and great adjustable steering column.


Worst Features

None Really


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this car is ok nothing to write home about
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By terrynikkomay
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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I bought this car 3 1/2 years ago and i had it repaired a few times ,like heater hose was rusted through ,then the air bag light came on due to when you move the seats it cuts the wires thats for the seat air bags happened 3xs then gas lid would not open so i disconnected it then when it snows you cant get trunk lid to shut after opening it ,shocks are bad rough ride ,car vibrates on freeway and hard to control on windy days also plastic break off easy in side like glovebox etc


Best Features

i do like the turbo car is fast


Worst Features

fix all the complaints then you would have a good car


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LOVE THIS CAR!!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By vwlove
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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I bought this car last year and it is the best one i owned! I haven't had a problem yet and its so comfortable! i have a turbo and you wouldn't imagine how fast it can go. it's great for everyone! even my dad likes driving the car.


Best Features

i like having the cd player in the trunk so you dont have to see it. safety is excellent!


Worst Features

cup holders, but thats it


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Trade it in quickly
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Cathy
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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Very cute car and fun to drive, but extremely unreliable. If you don't live close to a volkswagen dealership don't even think of buying one. Been on tow truck almost as much as driven in the 15 months we owned it. Constant problems starting. Shudders when it starts and was told by dearlership this was normal. When it shuddered for them, they could not figure out what was wrong and wanted to replace many parts to try to fix it. Car was bought for 19 year old daughter. She loved it when it ran, but it was dead more than running. Just replaced shifter linkage because linkage is made out of plastic parts.


Best Features

Fun to drive when it was running.


Worst Features

Don't make parts out of plastic. Teach the mechanics at the dealerships how to fix the numerous problems the bugs have.


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