I really enjoy this car. I was hesitant at first to get one, but now am so glad I did! It is great on gas, fun to drive, and very comfortable. There is much more room inside than one would expect in a small car. I have the 1.8 turbo. It is a great performer and so fun to drive. It handles really well. I would highly recommend this car to anyone looking for better gas mileage without sacrificing fun and performance.
This car is fun, has an ergonomic interior design, along with cute rounded exterior styling and a choice of bright summer colors. It has a great sound system and performance, too.
If you are thinking about buying a new
VW Beetle, think again! This is the
biggest piece of junk on the market!
I have lost count as to how many times
my car has been in the shop. It is in
there right now because it will not
start! They are cute and fun to drive
but not reliable! I have had just
about everything you can imagine go
wrong with my car. I have had five
oxygen sensors replaced, my CD changer
replaced three times and have had
several other issues. My Instrument
Cluster went out and it is $300.00 to
replace. The dealership charges
$235.00 for a new battery! I just
spent $300.00 two weeks ago to replace
a bad Temperature gage. Do not buy!
This is my 2nd New Beetle Convertible.
1st was 2.0L Tiptronic...too little
power. Went to 2004 1.8L Turbo 5
speed...When you accelerate in this car
you feel like the front is lifting off
the ground! The turbo made all the
difference. Plus, the retro look in the
aquarius blue is icing! I love my car!
The whole package. I especially like
the chrome accents.
I would like to see chrome bumpers come
back & chrome running boards.
A few too many recalls for windows &
electrical. But the service from the
dealership has been great. When looking
at this and other cars, I was looking
for something fun to drive and I had to
stay under a $50K budget. There were no
other requirements. This was one of the
most exciting to drive and it came in
at less then half the budget. The gas
mileage might not what you'd expect,
but I can handle 27 city, 31 hwy. Don't
get this one with an automatic, what
fun is that!
Speed and acceleration. This car might
be the ultimate sleeper. Steering is
very tight and responsive. Ever pull up
next to a 911 at 140mph, me and the
Even though this car has a front
mounted water-cooled engine and front
wheel drive with limited slip, the
front end gets a little loose when you
give it some gas.