2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
The convertible top is the reason to
buy but it is not easy to use.
The handle to pull and latch the top is
hard for a woman to use.
Likewise when the top is down the cover
boot for the top is required to be in
place and it too is difficult to latch.
The cover boot was replaced for a
better fit but still suffers from
difficulty to push the latches into the
Dealer suggestion to place the boot
cover on while heated up is a joke!
Car looks good with top down and shows
its cute style.
Interior is functional and quiet for a
Rag top power feature works well.
Car sticks to the road with the wide
Make the top easier to latch.
Change the fastening on the cover
boot to velcrow or some easier method.
The power top is a great feature but
you still have to get out to place the
cover in place, a built in cover
would be nice or dispense with the need
to cover the top.
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