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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible - Consumer Reviews

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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Fun in the sun, but stormy reliability.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By bugawff
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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Traded in my Volvo s60 for this cute top down car. Thought German car would be better than Swedish. Have had the car in for speaker, gas lid, windows, wipers, etc. Everything seems to be falling apart. Had the driver side window fixed about 5 times, they can't seem to get it right. One day on low gas my gas tank lid wouldn't click open, good thing I was close to a dealer and they opened it for me, but couldn't fix it at the moment had to wait 2 weeks for that. Gas mileage is ok, could be better. Trunk space you can't even fit in a beach chair. AND if you are thinking of taking friends with you for a fun ride hope the ones sitting in the back are kids, small kids.


Best Features

Top comes down in no time. Fun to drive. LEASE it if you can, that way you get your fill of FUN and then you can turn it in for a real car =)


Worst Features

Cup holder you can only fit a dixie cup in there and the placement is awkward. Fuel economy, trunk space, Better quality...


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Why I won't buy another VW
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By DrRix
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I have been leasing the '05 VW New Beetle Convertible, a special edition in dark flint with a red top, red wheel trim, red leather seats. I've never gotten more compliments, and never driven anything that completely feel apart on me before, even when I had an old Toyota truck with no power steering and a leaking oil tank. Parts just fall right off this car - seat headrests, the glove compartment handle, the sideview mirror adjustment knob, random plastic parts that I don't even know where they came from. German cars used to be good, but these aren't made in Germany anymore, and they are CRAP. Don't buy!!


Best Features

She's the cutest thing on the road - guaranteed. Also, plenty of head room.


Worst Features

Better quality of materials and engineering would be nice. Also, the dash is just too deep - makes you feel like you are in a minivan. Finally, it would be great to invent some way to have more lighting options at night than the keyring light- quality thing that is on the rearview mirror.


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Fun, Fun, Fun!
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By Teresa
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I traded in a Lincoln Aviator on this car and I don't miss it a bit! The 2005 Volkswagen Beetle is sooo much fun to drive and turns heads daily. I love it, love it, love it!!!!


Best Features

The heated seats are beter than my Lincoln Aviator's were! The seats are comfortable with adequate support.


Worst Features

Was a little disapointed with the gas mileage - I only get 23 mpg city.


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New Beetle "Flint Edition" Convertible
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By steve645
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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This car is fun to drive. It's easy on the wallet when it comes to the gas pump. It is roomy enough for two adults or two adults and two kids under 5 feet tall (rear seat). I have only had it for three weeks, but it seems like a good choice for a sub-compact. If they would've had the turbo diesel, we would've gotten it.


Worst Features

Very bad visibility when backing up and when checking the road behind you.


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Love it!!!!!
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By Randal1000
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I just finished a 5000 mile trip with my wife and couldn't be happier. We're not small people either. The vehicle is as advertised and a real attention getter.


Worst Features

Better cup holders, maybe in the vacinity of the glove box


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