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Dream Car, Turned Nightmare!
By chiquitadog1 on
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
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This was my mom's dream car, but it has been nothing but a nightmare! The electrical is always goofy, fast blinker, check engine light always on & 6 months after buying, driver's side window won't go down and come back up to the hood seal automatically - a problem I've heard about from every convertible owner. Another problem I've heard from every Beetle owner, the water pump either breaks or leaks. The transmission is this cars biggest downfall. After owning it for 1.5 years the transmission would get very touchy, stuck in gear, hard shifting, funny sounds, esp in stop & go traffic or when trying to go after coming to a stop. Finally went completely out while after stopping at a red light.
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This is such a cool car and so much fun to drive, especially the convertible model. But if your dream is to own a Beetle convertible, make sure that dream includes constant and expensive maintenance and repairs that will far out weigh the value of the car.
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Better transmission, water pump and electrical wiring.
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