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2000 Beetle Review
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Sridhar
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Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback


Review

I bought the beetle 'cause it was my
childhood dream to own one. The car
drives awesome, the way it handles
curves and braking etc., you never feel
you are out of control. But sadly, I
sold mine today not for comfort reasons
but for reliability. The quality control
is poor, the window trimming gives way,
and the window switches are flaky, and
after it crossed 50K miles, this year I
had to go the dealer multiple times to
get my engine check light fixed. When I
talk to the service agents about the
quality issues, they shrug their
shoulders and say it is normal wear and
tear. I own a camry with 80K miles and
never had any problems. Reliability is
one reason I would never buy VW or
recommend it


Best Features

Handling, brakes and stereo system, simply awesome!!!


Worst Features

reliabilty and quality. VW needs to get its act togather if they think they want to be a long term viable company


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Don't buy a Beetle/Jetta
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By The Rocket
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Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


Review

Read all of the other reviews because
I have had every one of their
problems. This car might be German
engineered for the awesome motor and
styling but the Mexican build quality
with Mickey Mouse switches ain't worth
a peso.
Unfortunately the only thing on this
car that hasn't failed is the Check
Engine light...It's still glowing
strong!


Best Features

Turbo. This is the most fun-to-drive-daily car I have ever owned. OPEC would cringe knowing you can have this much fun with a gallon of gas.


Worst Features

Power window switches Armrest door clasp Power mirror knob Fuel door Leave out the Check Engine light and replace with a sticker. That way I can just peel it off and it won't stare me in the face every day. Somewhere a garage door must go up when I push the mystery radio volume knob in


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Cute Car
Performance
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Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
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Reliability
By Cara_14
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Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback


Review

i really enjoy this car, its fun to
drive and really cute. Although i did
have minor problems , sensors, the a/c
smells horrable, drinks a lot of gas,
peeling inside the car...all cars have
minor problems unless u catch
a 'lemon'then ur screwed, but overall
it drives well.


Best Features

body,comfort,cuteness,indoor lights (blue/red), good sound system


Worst Features

the cupholders should be in a different place.try to find another way to bring the seats front/back instead of turning the wheel on the side...


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Fun to Drive, but Unreliable
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By louvia
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Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


Review

Owning a New Beetle is a love-hate relationship.
You love how it drives but hate how it keeps letting
you down. I've had endless problems with this car
from the start. The transmission started leaking the
first week and had to be replaced. We've had
endless brake problems due to a vacuum leak. It
took Capistrano VW 4 times to diagnose it the first
time it happened. Brakes have never worked well.
The battery has been replaced twice. The interior is
falling apart, door handles peeling, passenger sun
visor won't stay up, side mirror knob broke off.
We're going to replace it with something more
reliable. It's a bad sign when the dealership knows
you by sight.


Best Features

Cute car, good pickup, handles well. Wonderful standard features.


Worst Features

Use better parts and have better quality control. I won't buy another Volkswagen, no matter how cute they are.


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Fun for the first 40,000 miles
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Chelsey Raden
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Vehicle

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


Review

It's fun to drive but once you hit
40,000 get out your checkbook. Multiple
electronic/sensor repairs, recalls and
broken gadgets (fuel flap, armrest
compartment latch etc...). When talking
to other Beetle owners the same
complaints were made. Would I buy
another-no. Not reliable.


Best Features

Brakes, creature comforts, fun to drive.


Worst Features

Electrical system


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