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VW BUG CONVERTIBLE
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By pjones
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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The only disign problem I have with the
convertible is the windows catch on the
roof when the doors are opened.


Best Features

The retro look.


Worst Features

Recall and fix the problem with the windows.


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everybody's lookin'
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By A Craig
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

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
aura.
Everyone in the the whole neighborhood
wanted rides in it- they still do!
Great fun!
Great feeling!


Best Features

Overall looks; turbo power; "Bug" mystique; room for flower vase; brakes are awesome. The many features that are "standard"


Worst Features

Seat belt handling a bit awkward. Rear viewing device other than mirror. Rear warning device to others.


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Front & Rear Impact
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By Dora
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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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
another beetle.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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My beetle & Me
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By clc2580
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


Review

When the New Beetle Hatchback came out
in 1998, I knew that I wanted have one
as my very own. But once the word was
out about the Convertible I had to get
it instead. I own a Sundown Orange one
w/black-grey interior....which was
very hard to get (limited availibity
in NJ) and I absoultely love it! Great
handling, quiet smooth ride, love the
blue and red dash...rear seats are
more spacious than I thought. Trunk
space is a little disappointing, but
the head room and "open" feel of the
interior makes up for it. It's almost
like a clown car...looks so small
outside, but once inside you feel so
comfortable. My tallest friends (at
around 6'2") fit without any trouble.
Limited glove box storage....


Best Features

exterior color, blue/red dash, great gas milage, soft top latch and switch makes it very easy to lower/raise roof; intergrated blinker signals in side mirrors


Worst Features

Hook-up for iPod, cellphone. Standard CD-cassette indash stereo , better interior lighting system (light off of rear-view mirror is limited); easier adjusting air/heating vents to control air flow; folding rear seat


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luvmybug
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By krislvsbug
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

So far so good. I have had a few
interior issues ie: Window sensor
briken after first mont, passenger
side reare seat handle broke off after
little use but dealer very easy to
deal with and issues not large enough
to upset me. Get more people stopping
me and talking about my car. Even my
husband loves to drive :)


Best Features

Convertible top, stereo system loud and powerful from factory, color scheme and all around fun to drive


Worst Features

better cup holders, bigger engine maybe, factory tint


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