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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Reviews

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love bug
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By shirin
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my beetle, and would keep it for the rest of my life. It has never given me any problems. I can rely on it to be my best freind and never has let me down. I did not have to spend a Penny on it so far... Never had any problems specially with Windows or airbag or others mentioned by other reviews.


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love it all, specially its shape


Worst Features

keep on making them for ever


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Hate This Bug: Buyer Beware
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By ekl
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This was the car I always wanted. Although parts of the first two years of ownership were fun, overall this is the worst purchase I have ever made. I will NEVER buy another Volkswagen! I've owned this car for 4 1/2 years. In the last year, my bug has been towed into the dealership 3 times because it will not start, and I've shelled out $3,000 in repairs. I've had the seat handles replaced multiple times, the trunk will not open on the first try, the headlights short out constantly, etc. To date, I've had the following replaced: throttle body ($800), front airbag sensor ($450), alternator ($500), windshield ($350), front grill ($500). I know the bug is very cute, but don't buy this car!


Best Features

Bright green color, sun roof, heated cloth seats


Worst Features

Handles on front seats that do not break constantly, better designed front grill (breaks very easily), trunk that opens on the first try, seats that recline easily.


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By missfrenchhorn
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I LOVE THIS CAR


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2004 Bettle V.W.
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By bobw007
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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What a fun car to drive! The built in
flower vase is too cool! A step back in
time to the era of the original V.W. I
am 6'5 and a big man! I have more room
in the front seat than a new cadillac!
The seats lower and raise, go back and
tilt. The dash lighting at night is
just unreal! Purple and Vibrant red
colors! The motorized roof is way too
cool! Not only moves back & forth but
up!
Lot's of power in the standard engine,
smooth shifting and fantastic handling
on corners and turns. Very stable.
These come loaded, I like the 4 air
bags and seat belt ratings- a very safe
car!


Best Features

Lots of head and leg room! Cute! Hot colors! The Moonsoon sound system with 8 speakers is awaesome! Handles like a race car! Easy to access controls, at night even all the door switche's are lite up red!


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By Mr. B. E. Etle
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Uncomfortable back seat because of
headroom; car much too low to the
ground for pot holes and poor roads,
interior falls apart (fourth beetle
owned) colors boring - this is a fun
car, and the same colors over and over,
or shades of the same do not sell cars.
But...... best design exterior
appearance, excellent handling, best
most comfortable seats. Also,hate
unmovable new console, seat belts very
hard to use. Most of the improvements
on these new models stink. Who is
designing these anyway? Why did they
mess with a great car? Pay attention to
my comments because I am a very loyal
Volkswagen customer!!!!!


Best Features

Almost everything. The Eames- inspired Printed Seat Covers, the Two- Tone Paint Jobs, the Wood-Grained Consoles, the Turquoise, Rose, Cocoa, Melon, Chamois, and Powder Blue yet-to- be-discovered colors.THE WAKE-UP CALL THAT THE MANUFACTURER DOESN'T HEAR!


Worst Features

The Beetle is designed for a nostalgic, as well as sophisticated public. Trying to make it a Middle-class-sub-compact- type car, is a huge mistake. The lines of this car are timeless, and the quality of Volkswagen make it a great new classic. But the advertising campaign is poor.


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