2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Fun to drive when its not in t
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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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Fun to drive when its not in the shop
By EmHeCo on

Vehicle

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

Review

I got this car about a year ago as a graduation gift. With in the first two months the entire instrument panel went kaput. $700+ to replace. Found out, windshield whipper motor was burned out. Air conditioning went out. Then the gas door broke off, struts went, oil pan failed. Now...exactly a year later, its in the shop again. Head gasket, started and something else needing to be replaced after car overheated and broke down. I am not hard on her, I take good care of her, always oiled. But I have now put almost $4000 in to her. I admit it is really fun to drive, turns on a dime, parks like a dream and has some kick. When she isn't up on the lift.

Best Features

Sporty handling, turns on a dime, corners great and sounds great for a 4 cylinder when going through the gears

Worst Features

Build quality, complete electronics make over, cup holders are just about useless, plastic breaks easily, and greater ground clearance.
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