2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Maintenance is too High!
ADVERTISEMENT

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

Average Consumer Rating

238 Total Reviews

GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

ADVERTISEMENT
Select a different vehicle  
Recently Viewed
There are no recently viewed vehicles to display
Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
Maintenance is too High!
By jt on

Vehicle

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)

Review

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 stranded.

Best Features

The car is just plain fun to drive.

Worst Features

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!
Recommend (0) (0)
Report it
Comments (0) Post a Comment
ADVERTISEMENT
Post a Comment

You must be signed in to post a comment.

Register

Nearby Inventory Zip Code UPDATE
 
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411