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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Reviews

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle

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My engine Blew...VW wouldn't help!
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By Meggie Boo
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A)


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I loved driving my car until one day my
engine destroyed itself. The
manufactureer sugests that normal oil
should be fine a a turbo engine. But I
PAINFULLY found out that synthetic oil
is the only oil that is supposed to be
used in a turbo car. The normal becomes
so thick that is is as hard as tar and
is causes blockages! this cause the
engine to stop AFTER it has broken the
pistons and destroyed the valves! I
know 4 people who this has happened too!


Best Features

Its fun and fast....when it runs!


Worst Features

the engine and better costumer care!


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3939329209
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By Ayana
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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this vehicle is great for everyone from
teens to adults excellent car A++++


Best Features

driving a wonderful car


Worst Features

that they make a four door beetle


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Ethans Bug Forever!
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By Sherry Trail
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I bought my VW about a month ago. My
son just loves it. It's new name is
Herbie. It's his favorite car in the
world. I just love everything about
it. It rides like most luxury cars I
have rode in. It's very comfortable to
drive. I'm a small person and I just
love to ride and drive it.


Best Features

The flower vase puts a little sunshine in you day.


Worst Features

I wouldn't change a thing. It's great the way it is.


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shoulda got the pt cruiser
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By sam spade
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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when the roof is open it sits too high.
it obstructs view of rear view mirror.
when roof is closed there seems to be
several clunks and rattles every time i
go over a bump. the ignition key seems
to be in a hard to reach position,
makes it hard sometimes to get the key
out. rear seat folds out which makes
little sense. it should fold the other
way to make more room for hauling. the
little side doors that open for the
roof to close and open seem to be awful
flimsly to me.


Worst Features

ROOF STORAGE WHEN OPEN. POSITION OF IGNITION KEY. FLIMSLY SIDE DOORS FOR ROOF MECHANISM


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Luv My Bug
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By TMitchelAg
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Great performing car...lots of pep. We
drive up alot of mountain roads and do
great. I'm very comfortable in it and
don't feel cramped like in the old
beetles. I don't agree with Edmonds
review.


Best Features

Trunk space. Amazes me..I go to Costco and shop up a storm. The seat goes down and I can put furniture in the back. Gas mileage very good. Fun to drive.


Worst Features

On basic cheapest model I'd upgrade the radio and get a stronger antena. Sometimes we get static locally. Speak system is fine, it just needs some kind of booster.


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