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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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Over the Moon
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By HarvestMoon Babe
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


Review

Recently, I purchased a Harvest Moon
Beige VW Beetle Convertible. I must
say that I am enjoying this car
tremendously. It is so much fun to
drive, so much so, that sometimes I am
disappointed when I reach my
destination. I have not had a problem
with my car thus far. The exterior
looks great, the interior is "slamming"
and the sound system is fantastic. I
love the interior lights and the CD
player. I am totally satisfied with my
purchase. Indeed, when driving this
car, one gets lots of stares, smiles,
and thumbs up!


Best Features

The color, sound system, and interior lighting...not to mention the automatic drop-top. I also like the beige boot that can be placed over the top when it is down.


Worst Features

The much talked about front cup-holder and awkward astray. Needs a little more power.


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The convertible beetle I own
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By Tom Ratliffe
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

handling, manuevability excellent. Gas
milage not outstanding but
satisfactory. Overall, a fine car for
roaming around the island.


Best Features

Ease of handling, attention to safety features, design


Worst Features

The instrument panel is so covered by cowling that it is very difficult to read in daytime. Of course at night it is fine since lights are on.


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fun car but needs few minor changes
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By dude in da bug
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

vehicle extremely fun to
drive,especially with top down.would be
nice if they would offer v-6 but the
turbo is more than adequate


Best Features

5 speed is nice but needs a manual 6 speed offered


Worst Features

lumbar support for long drives,


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Second Childhood / Cool car
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By Dottiegarrison
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


Review

I was looking for anything but another
minivan. My sons all have their own
cars now and my daughter and I were
looking for something fun. She's 9 and
I am 45. I remembered my fathers VW
bug and it brought back many good
memories. We bought a mello-yellow VW
(2004) convertible bug. The car is fun,
handles well and we love the car!!
The VW stero/radio and CD player
in the car is fantastic! I drive
a lot for work and now I can
blast the beach boys on the CD player
with the top down/work/save on gas (the
milage is great)/all with a smile on my
face. I would buy the car again! Even
my 18 year old son says the sound
system is awsome!


Best Features

The car handles well and is very good in bad weather. It handled well driving through Huricane Alex in North Carolina recently. The stero system won't be beat! I love the convertible top, even with arthritis I can open/close it by myself!


Worst Features

It could use more storage space for purse/change and a place to keep papers when the top is down. More cup holders and an ashtray. I'd like to have one with onstar! Is there a way to reduce the dust that gathers daily on the large dash??


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Fun to drive
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By Terry Comstock
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


Review

We've had no problems!


Best Features

One control for all windows


Worst Features

more room in back seat, add a CD player


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