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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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2003 Volkswagen GLX Turbo Coupe (Betty)
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By Stephanie
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Vehicle

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

We bought this car when a car of ours was stolen. It has been a really fun and reliable form of transportation. We are planning on keeping it in the family, since it has been so reliable. I would recommend this car and would make the same purchase again.


Best Features

5 speed turbo, CD player and sunroof


Worst Features

Cup holders are a bit weird


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I love it!
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By bugsy
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This is my first Volkswagen and I am so
glad I bought a bug. A yellow one at
that. Everyone says it is so perfect
for me and it is so much fun to drive.


Best Features

Red interior lights, how the seats go so far forward, sunroof, fog lights.


Worst Features

The stereo isn't near what I thought it would be and I don't love where the cup holders are. I can only have one tall latte in there at a time.


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I love my Bug!
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By BugLove
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

My New Beetle has been absolutely
wonderful. I have driven sports cars
all my life, and I don't feel that they
truly reflected who I am. They were
fast, not very safe, and gas guzzlers.
My new beetle however, is reliable,
environmentally friendly, and very very
cute.


Best Features

airbbag for the driver and the passenger airbags in the sides good gas mileage low emissions vehicle sunroof mines a color concept car- blue exterior with blue door and seat panels on the interior


Worst Features

CD PLAYER--it would be nice for a CD player to be in the car already when you drive it off the lot, although min came with a free MP3 player


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only three complaints!
Performance
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Fun To Drive
Interior Design
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By TiffieTu
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

This is my second new beetle in as many
years. The first a 2000 GLX, I kept a
year before VW of Amer. replaced it
with a 2001 GLX, gratus. Car kept
loosing power after coming to a stop
and attempting to accelerate again.
They spent a year trying to correct
without success. New 2001 does the
same thing and now they "own-up-to"
it's "Turbo-Lag which all Turbos have
and They can't do anything about it."


Best Features

...Cars mileage has never been better than the infrequently twenty mpg.New battery after cars warranty ran out was $190.00 for replacment at !4,000 miles


Worst Features

Correct "Turbo-Lag"--- Correct their epa estimated mileage to a realistic 15 to 20 mpg and reduce their thieving battery replacement charge of $100 labor and 90.00 for the battery.


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fun car all aroun
Performance
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Fuel Economy
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Exterior Design
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By bobby jo
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

unique car; interior is fun at night;
fun to drive


Best Features

inside lighting


Worst Features

make a back door for easier access


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