2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
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.
- SUNROOF LEAKS - ruined interior!
Have taken it to
a VW dealer 4 times and an independent specialist once.
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!
Drives well for a small car.
But very frustrating to own which outweighs those features.
Redesign the sunroof to eliminate leaks as it is a real problem.