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.
The car is beautiful and drives
beautifully, however the cost of simple
things like brake jobs is too high and
it is always a battle to get "Warranty"
work done. The dealership claims that
simple brake pads cost me $172.00 just
for the pads for the front of the car.
I was quoted over $400.00 just to
replace the pads for the front of the
car. I think that is inappropriate for
a supposed economy car. Read below as
well about the two times I have been
The car is just plain fun to drive.
There is some problem with the switch
that lets the transmission know that
the brake is engaged so that the car
can be shifted into drive. Twice I have
been stranded in the middle of no where
with a car that would not go into drive
and had to have a very expensive towing
and took a week to fix!
I bought a new Beetle as a gift for myself and i really love my car. Its peppy around town and gives me great mileage. I do have some gripes though (interior lighting) and automatic transmission. There are a few other gripes but they arent that serious. I do love the handling and the visibility at nighttime. Overall I love my car but i dont think i would buy one again.
I love the engine (turbo. I also love the styling, looks, moonroof, leather, heated seats, key fob( it looks really cool) and all the options it comes with.
I dislike the automatic transmission( it works to slow with my driving style) there are practically no lights on in the car, NO TRUNK SPACE, so this makes it a non vacation car!=
This car to me is very much not worth
the money. There are way too many
problems with the car as you can read on
the other forums here in edmunds. I
have had mine for four months and
overall am not happy with it. The
automatic transmission is not good at
all - horrible shifting at all the wrong
times. Cruise control is the worst I've
used on any car. At cruseing speed the
engine whines at a most annoying pitch
also. MANY problems with the Beetle and
check engine lights, airbag lights,
power windows not working correctly,
motors on the hatch not working with
many other problems. This is not a one
car problem, so watch what you buy.
I do like the ABS, it works very well so
far and yes, I have had to use it -
twice! The factory MP3 playing CD
player is also good for my use.
Handling of the car and no major
rattling of the interior.
FIX the cruise and the automatic
transmission! Also quality control must
be very bad for so many cars back to
thier delarship withen two months of
purchase. I used to like VWs but now
I'm too scared to try again.