2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Worst Car Ever!!

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Worst Car Ever!!
By jwalker on


2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


This car has had issues from the day I purchased it brand new. Pieces fall off. 1st week, bottom of dash fell to the floor. Door handle flew off on freeway- VW fixed 3x, now door handle sticks. Check engine light ALWAYS on. VW says light covers numerous items. So numerous, in fact, that if you take the car in to fix an "extended warranty", they require you to fix all other supposed "problems" before they'll fix item under warranty so they can get $. Lights (interior/outer) go out frequently. Stuck in park twice. Starter fixed twice. Burns oil like mad. Sounds like a lawn mower. Catalytic Converter issues. VW fixes - problem happens again. Spend more time on tow truck/in service than on road

Best Features

Liked look of it. That's why I bought it = bad reason. Interior roomier than it appears. Drives nice when it's not in shop.

Worst Features

Stop production - send back to design engineers - and don't produce again until VW can guarantee a quality product. Design better engine. Don't use engine light to highlight so many potential problems - make dash lights more specific. Use better parts. Fix electrical system, I could go on and on...
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