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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Reviews

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Fabulous beetle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dexxie
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I bought my car used with 12,000 miles on it and have owned it for ten years. I've not really had any problems with it. In the first nine years I owned it the only things I had to replace were brakes, lights because they generally last a year and the driver's side window. I believe the weather in Wisconsin has a dramatic influence on how the windows operate. To release the pressure on the window on my convertible, I use a credit card to break the seal from the frozen ice in the winter. Another thing I've learned to do in the winter is leave the window down a little so when the temp changes the window doesn't get iced over.


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The cutest!!!
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Tracy Wilson
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Love this cute car!!! It's perfect for me with the sunroof leather interior etc. I feel like I'm driving my Audi A4 convertible


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Fun to drive, but never again.
14 of 15 people found this review helpful
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By Casey S
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This was my first car, and I regret not doing enough researchow on it. Since I bought late 2014, I've had many, many problems. It's almost not worth keeping, considering the repairs have cost almost as much as I paid for it. I beg you, don't fall for the cute style and fun drive like I did. You will regret it.


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fun driving car but parts don't last long
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By jbdonkey
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


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I owned two beetle tdi (2003 and 2005 model). I always bought them used and over 100000 miles on meters. They drive smoothly but the interiors are horrible. The door panels are never good. I have look at least twenty beetles from craigslist posts and the plastic or leather parts are bad. Their sale price is way lower compared to Japanese. Since I drive 200 mile every day in commuting and i really care about the gas millage. so I can live with that. If VW try to earn the market, they should know how to improve this. By the way, the parts are not cheap in this car.


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shape


Worst Features

really need to improve the plastic parts inside and under the hood. they do not last long.


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Nothing But Headaches!!!!
11 of 12 people found this review helpful
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By kelboom01
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Bought my car used with 25,000 miles on it and within first year was met with of course the rear window not working issue that looks as though is a "normal" problem with this type of car. So needless to say $1,000 to fix and then front headlights blew out twice within a few months???
Now dealing with transmission "bucking" issues and passenger window not working and convertible roof not working!!!! help!!!!!
NEVER AGAIN BUYING A VW...


Best Features

The look of it and when the convertible roof was working was fun to drive


Worst Features

Please VW issue a recall on all window regulators so save you buyers from these headaches...


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