I bought this car brand new and I haven't even paid for the whole thing and already without maint. I have spent $7,000 on repairs. I drive 3 miles each way. My back window has stop working after 2 years and they told me $1,000. It wasn't covered under warranty. All I want to say is think about it first.
The first week I owned by brand new Beetle, the alternator went out on it. Since then, I have brought it in for so many other problems, I can't name them all. From three window motors breaking, to flooding when it rains through the door, to stalling, to a faulty CD changer. The car is not built right. For the asking price, it's not worth it and it's not a reliable car. Mine isn't the only lemon, a friend of mine has one that had its top get's stuck and not come back up. It's been in the shop for that two times. Sorry, but I've tried to get the dealer to take my car back more than five times. Warning!
This car is cute, but man does it stink. Little things keep breaking. Sure, they're under warranty, but it's a pain to have to bring the thing back to the dealership. I've had to repair the following things: Seat back/fwd levers - these constantly break, both trunk arms, the lock on the center console, the front panel accessory slots (empty), rear phone charger - it fell right out, the back window is starting to have problems rolling down correctly, the front airbag sensor, various electrical problems - including one that made the car turn off while driving. Fun. Also, there's a wheel noise that I need to get checked now. I feel like I drive a 1987 Taurus or something, except with a payment.
It's cute. It's fun to drive a convertible in the summer, especially by the beach. The color - galactic blue - is superpretty.
I wish it had better overall quality. I wish it were faster. I wish the cupholders and the things to push the seat forward were not stupid. Man are they stupid.
Just 19 months old, in the shop 5
times, each time 2-5 days. Recalled
for top, still broken, mildew smells,
radio volume too high. Mechanically
sound, but asthetically bogus.
Dealership still has followed through
and now doesn't return calls. Arghhh
gas mileage and driving with the top
Fix the radio, the top, the drainage
for the top, cup holders, internal
Unfortunately, I have had to bring my
car in 5 times for repairs. 4 times
because the automatic convertible roof
wouldn't go up and 1 time because the
motor in the back electric window
broke. I love the look, feel and drive
of this car and I am completely
disgusted and greatly disappointed with
the convertible top not working
properly. According to the dealership,
I am not using due diligence when
opening the trunk when the top is down.
They are indicating that the top is
getting stuck in the trunk which is
causing it not to go up and that it is
my responsibility to make sure this
doesn't happen. This sounds like a
design flaw to me!
Look, drive and feel!
Redesign of the roof and the trunk. And
have a car return policy.