Purchased this car for my daughter in high school. Now I spend all my spare time trying to keep it running. Plastic motor parts crack and need to be replaced almost weely. I have replaced the anti freeze overfill tank and heater hose connections. The transmission is junk. Jerky and shifts hard. Dangerous to drive. Many electrical issues. Interior gets wet when it rains. To many issues to remember. Do not get ducked into the cuteness of the car. They are totally worthless vehicles
20 months with only a tail light to
burn out. Never back to the dealer
for any repairs. Highly suggest
replacing stock air filter with a
K&N for a nice performance boost.
I averave between 27 and 30 MPG. The
only option I got is the great
sounding Monsoon system. With the
back seat down there is plenty of
cargo room. Trips from MD to FL,
and MD to Ont. Canada were very
comfortable. The car holds it's value
well. A lot of fun and safty.
Looks, Handling, Monsoon sound system,
reliability, sunroof, fuel ecconomy,
overall fun. You have to smile when
you look at the car.
A better map light would be nice. The
paint seems to chip too easy when hit
by a small stone.
Vehicle has been towed for the 3rd
time in the month of June '04 - each
time for repeated, but varied
electrical problems. Not my idea of
a "finely tuned German automobile".
First repair took seven days due to
parts availability and then vehicle
only operated for five miles. Second
repair was exactly 61 miles later,
again another electrical problem.
Repeated calls to Volkswagen
CustomerCare center have only produced
repeated apologies, but no solutions -
At this point, I would not recommend
this vehicle or wish my experiences on
Wife and daughter think the car is
cute, but I remind them it doesn't
look so cute on the back of a tow
truck - does it?
Fix the electrical problems, increase
the training to your dealerships
repair staff and stop the apologies at
VW Customer Care and make your current
customers satisfied - if you want them
to buy another VW, ever again.
So far I love my new Beetle The
dealership also goes out of their way
to make you happy. Seems that
Volkswagon treats their customers
different. Hubby and I have dealt with
Chevorlet,Ford and Nisson Volkswagon
has better customer service
Love my sunroof. Love how the car
handles easy to drive even in this
Atlanta traffic also like the fact I
have four airbags
You can fold the seats down in the
back but the front seats have to be
pushed up too far to fold it flat. My
family is too tall for that lol