2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Poor Clutch Engineering
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Poor Clutch Engineering
By srwaal on

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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLX 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

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If you had asked me last week, I would have said the Beetle is a great car. But Fri, my 2000 1.8t GLX with 26K miles broke down - burned clutch. Clutch should last (with normal driving) until 50K. I did research today and found that the 1.8t clutch is expected to only last 20K-30K. That is POOR ENGINEERING DESIGN. I can not afford to replace the clutch for $1600 (quote given) every 2 years. VWOA was no help. I've had clutches last more than 80K in past (Ford).

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