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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Reviews

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I luv tha Beetle
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By Michele Pitkoff
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I love this car . It is so comfortable
to drive and fun to drive.


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I "Love" my New Beetle
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By Laurel
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is such a fun car to drive. I
wanted a beetle in the 60's but was
young and could not afford one.
Finally got a Beetle last year after
all kids had left home. I think the
design of this new beetle is so much
better than the original. It is
Heavier and roomier and I feel much
safer in it than I think I would have
been in the orignal.
It handles like a dream and has a
smoothe ride not unlike much bigger,
heavier cars. It has met my
expectations many times over. I am
really glad I got it.
I plan to give it to my daughter as a
college graduation gift, (she has
wanted one for years) and then buy a
new convertible beetle for me.


Best Features

my favorite features are: the Sunroof, ease of handling, looks (I get complements all the time), color (cyber green), smoothe comfortable ride.


Worst Features

CD player in dash would be a great improvement.


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My Blue Bug
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By dcrane
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


Review

It was my 50th B'day present - - what
a surprise - - it has turned heads on
the streets now for 5 months


Best Features

convertible with heated leather seats what a combo


Worst Features

better cup holders - -too small


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Love it, but had a big problem
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By NeilS
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLX 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

Amazing engineering and design for
such a small car, lots of fun to
drive. Turbo has a lot of power, but
lags when starting from dead stop. I
had a BMW 325is, and this car drives a
lot like it. For the $, I don't think
you can beat it, especially if you're
looking for a four seater
convertible.

But.... I had a defective slave
cylinder that caused the clutch to
burn up after 3300 miles, and the car
broke down on the NJ Turnpike.
Warranty covered it, it's all fixed
and working great, but I have to
question reliability when I break down
so soon.


Best Features

Monsoon stereo is great, 6 disc changer in center console is neat too. Stick shift performs well (until my clutch problem), top comes down easily. Rain sensing wipers are really cool, except for one complaint (see below).


Worst Features

Button that controls all four windows at once (very useful) gets confused sometimes if all windows don't start in same position. Rain-sensing wipers are great, but sometimes don't sense the rain until you turn them off and back on.


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Looooove My Beetle
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By KKelsch
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


Review

I love my Beetle, 6 speed, how many
women out there can drive this baby?

Only one thing wrong with it - I have
to remind myself every time I drive it.

You don't need a Traffic Award!


Worst Features

Better placement of cup holders


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