What a joke
By Clown on
2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback
Loved it the day I bought it. But I
know it's going to leave me stranded.
Obviously the warranty is only 2
years... cause these sexy cars are
crap! Every 2000 kilometers with the
2.0L 5 Speed, I add half a litre of oil
and yup, 3 dealers say thats normal.
One dealer said it was because the
pistons are oval and they change shape
while they warm up. But the other 2
dealers didn't say that??? The interior
door handles peel front and back (they
recognize the problem but wont replace
them all - just one by one). The fuel
door solonoid sucks... carry a toolkit
and oil. Do I ever miss my Honda
Sexy style, dash is perfect for a
picnic, fun to drive, handles very
well, parking is a snap, leg room for
6'2" me is incredible, seats flip
Care about your customer! Classic tale:
little company who cared redesigns/
captures market share... now they
couldn't care less. Be warned about
maintenance times - no easy access to
any part of this buggy. Recall the
2.0's and admit you blundered big-time.
Electrical is plagued.