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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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Beetle, a Classic!
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By Terdan
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car!


Favorite Features

The shape, it's versatility, comfort, anyone can drive this. It's a cross between classy + sporty.


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I'm still a man...
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By efesese
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I thought it was too cute for me. But it's just plain cool man! It's a classic and I can't believe I own it! I can't stop looking back after I park it. My budget was between a full eq. Corolla and the simplest Beetle... Corolla or Beetle?... Ordinary or Extra- ordinary? The decission was easy.


Favorite Features

Very leathery leatherette! Nice CD/MP3 Player (standard!!!) Oh, my favorite: SOLAR PANEL to avoid discharge of batteries! SOLAR??!!! Oh and the remote controller, it's very 007ish...


Suggested Improvements

POWER! Needs POWER! As a reviewer of a mag wrote: acceleration is "lethargic". Oh, and why a flower vase? I'd rather have a compass or a cellphone holder instead. And even the GL should come with alloy wheels >:(


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Great
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By Michael Cheeks
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This car has alot of geat features for such a great bargain. It rides wonderful and gets great gas mileage. If I get the chance to get another one I intend to do so.


Favorite Features

Cruise Control, Blue Lighting, Fog Lights, and you can see everything around you.


Suggested Improvements

Maby raise it up some, it sits a little low to the ground for extremely rough terrain.


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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 Hatchback 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!


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

the engine and better costumer care!


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


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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.


Favorite Features

The flower vase puts a little sunshine in you day.


Suggested Improvements

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


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