There is no mistaking that this is a
beautifu car, especially in the Harvest
Moon exterior and black top. Beauty
aside, however, the car has been a bit
1) The dealer didn't inform me that they
put a significant ding in the bumper
when they detailed it.
2) Within days, the automatic
transmission didn't work correctly, and
I discovered that the console lock
pulled right out of the console - the
car had to be serviced before I made my
3) The Turbo is malfunctioning at 4000
miles - driving a non-turbo is
4) The door has to be slammed shut so
it closes correctly and the window tucks
away under the roof.
5) I dread the other problems I'll face.
Comfort beyond any expectation. Smooth
riding and reasonably responsive.
Absolutely no driver fatigue over long
Wind noise is minimal with top down.
Build quality is exceptional for a car
costing so little. Has very "solid"
To our surprise, we enjoy this car as
much for long distance driving as we do
for around town transportation. We own
two Mercedes and a GMC Yukon. We love
our Bug the best!
Convertable feature and manual
transmission. Seats are very
comfortable, with adequate adjustments
I actually have a 2005 Beetle Conv. I
was hit from the rear by an SUV doing @
40-45 mph. I was at a stop. The impact
pushed me into & under the Ford F150 in
front of me, and pushed us both through
the intersection. My air bag deployed
and my rear seat roll over protection
deployed. My car was a total loss at an
estimate in excess of $21,000. I bought
It is sooo much fun to drive. I love to
see the kids 'punch-buggy' each other
as I go by. I love the turbo. It drives
like you are gliding on air.
The only thing I would change is I
would put a little finger space on the
trunk to make it easier to lift open
after hitting the trunk release.
I have had VW bugs, both sedans and
conv. over the years-
a. 56 bug
b. 62 bug
c. 64 bug conv.
d. 71 Ghia conv.
e. 78 Super bug conv.
I just wanted another, never had a new
one; but this time I wanted lots of
features and comfort with thew VW bug
Everyone in the the whole neighborhood
wanted rides in it- they still do!
Overall looks; turbo power; "Bug"
mystique; room for flower vase; brakes
The many features that are "standard"
Seat belt handling a bit awkward.
Rear viewing device other than mirror.
Rear warning device to others.