Maintenance is too High!
By jt on
2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
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
The car is just plain fun to drive.
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!