At the crossroads with this vehicle....
By scottx25 on
2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDi 2dr Hatchback
The diesel engine purrs, gets great
mileage and will probably last
forever. Great seats, handles well.
Now for the negatives (at 40,000k):
Sticky rear hatch, replaced, still
Plastic window clips broke, dealer
replaced with metal clips, supposedly
warrantied 10 years.
Buzzes and rattles that come and go.
CEL light, replace glowplugs and relay,
Rear pads and rotors, plus one of the
calipers froze and needed to be
Front door sags when opened - a bolt
BROKE OFF on the inside of the door for
no reason, $300.00
sunroof shade broken...
Gas latch opening by itself...
It's a diesel - if it weren't I would
have sold it already.
Better warranty....just build a better