3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Good car with a few problems
By JIm Goekler on
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5L 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
My wife and I purchased our 2009 VW beetle with anticipation of giving this car to our granddaughter when she turnes 16 in 2012. However a few problems changed our mind of giving this car to a begining driver. Changing Headlamp is very involved and not recommened for car owner. The procedure for this process is 8 pages long. Ground clearance is so close to the ground that 3 inches of snow ripped front skid plate from the car. The skid plate is made from very thin plastic and is not much use. I also struck a small wooden object approx. 3 inches tall while moving less than 2 mph. while parking the car along side of the road. this knocked a hole in my transmition.
Runs great, fun to drive, plenty of power for this car.
need to reduce blind spots, improve vision. Improve ground clearance and under- chassis protection. The design of the headlamp assembly is a must.