2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: LEMON BEETLE
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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LEMON BEETLE
By dilyse on

Vehicle

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

Review

Bought this cute bug 6 years ago for my daughter.
Has been in the shop more times than I can count.
I've always had it serviced right on time either at a dealer or by a VW specialist and still have tons of problems.

Main ones:
- SUNROOF LEAKS - ruined interior!
Have taken it to
a VW dealer 4 times and an independent specialist once.
Still leaks.
Really bad design!
- POWER WINDOW MOTOR - Replaced
- Misc Buttons - pop off.

Design is also really a 2-seater as the rear seats are virtually useless for anyone over 5 feet tall.

My daughter wanted this based on looks alone.
At least this has been a great lesson for her.
NEXT TIME SHE'LL BUY QUALITY IN ADDITION TO LOOKS.

AVOID THE BUG!

Best Features

Looks. Very cute. Drives well for a small car. But very frustrating to own which outweighs those features.

Worst Features

Redesign the sunroof to eliminate leaks as it is a real problem.
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