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The Volkswagen Co. Not What It Used To Be
By George Lafont on 10/17/08 11:25 AM (PDT)

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2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

Day one from picking up the car from the dealer the handbrake came off when I parked. The car doesn't feel at all like a German car, in fact it feels like it's coming apart. About 2 months later on my way home (45 min. commute) on a very hot Summer day, the underneath engine cover came loose fell off and broke into many pieces. When I took it to the dealer, they accused me of running into something and refused to fix it. The service manager even went through the trouble of fabricating a story that I ran over a parking turtarrier with a piece of rebar sticking out tearing the cover off and again refused. Both their customer service and chairman of the board also refused to help
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2008 New Beetle YUCK!
By Beverly DuVall on 03/28/08 11:03 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M)

Review

I have owned 6 Beetles in my lifetime and I have loved everyone from my 1968 to my 2005. I recently traded in my 2005 and upgraded to a 2008. What a shock. The appearance and features are all basically the same as all my other New Beetles, however, the gas mileage is another story. I have paid more for gas than I have in payments for this car since I purchased it. It is only averaging 200 miles per tank of gas. I have had it to the dealership for service, and they insist that there is no problem with it. My last full tank of gas I got 193 miles. I am certain that there is a problem with the 2008 Beetle fuel system. I am not happy with the 08 VW. YUCK!!!
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