2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: In for a surpise
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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

Average Consumer Rating

109 Total Reviews

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

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In for a surpise
By Superchiqa on

Vehicle

2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

Review

I bought this car, wanting a car with personality - and I got one. A bad personality. The car is fun to drive and is great to fit into places but it has its share of problems. 1st started having check engine lights come on (all the time!) for a "loose gas cap" then electrical problems that would come and go - chip in door latches "burned out" and the car would re-lock itself as I'm trying to turn it on, causing the alarm to go off. Then started having oil and gas consumption problems - that's just the main problems too! If you have money to keep up with the cost of VW repairs, then you could enjoy one of these cars.

Best Features

I love that it's not your typical coupe and it has some "spunk" to the design, love the look of the interior, love house spacious it is. Super fun to drive when it's in peak condition - very speedy!

Worst Features

VW needs to step it up in quality - make cars that don't need to have pistons replaced because they shift to the side, make it easy to repair burned microchips, YES fix the cup holders!! Fix the interior material to be wear-resistant. Make it cost efficient to repair and maintain!
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