2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Sadly Disappointed
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2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

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Sadly Disappointed
By Curie on

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2007 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)

Review

Having driven a classic Beetle as a teenager, this car was a major disappointment. Three months after buying the car, the fuel pump relay died leaving me stranded at 10:00 pm. Three years after buying the car, I traded it in for a 2010 Honda Fit. The lights and radio wouldn't work when it was cold. The heater wouldn't work when the car was idling. The driver's headlight had to be replaced due to "faulty wiring". Upon acceleration or deceleration, the car would often hesitate. After a snow storm, snow would often get trapped in the wheel well causing the car to shake at speeds above 40 mph. Living in Nebraska, it's important to have a reliable car.

Favorite Features

Great standard features, fabulous looking interior, turns on a dime.

Suggested Improvements

10 year warranty since the car is poorly built.
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