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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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good car if u get a good one
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By my buggy
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback


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i bought my beetle used with 12k on it and it has 122k now, i love it ive had small problems like, driver window relay went out, water pump replace last week my brakes r great the were replaced at 100k, it drives like a high quality car and brakes like no other car ive had i love it and plan on getting another soon, its to bad so many people have had alot of problems out of them b/c they r a great car for the price


Best Features

the styling,indgo lights,cd player is great,braking,handling at any speed,conforttable seats,plenty of room on the inside, the mpg i get 36 with the 2.0


Worst Features

the inside could use some work on the buttons and the peeling doors and the cloth seats and head liner needs scotchgard bad!!!! and more power for the 2.0 would be nice ,cup holders need to fit bigger cups


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The car I wish I didn't buy...
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By Unlucky Owner
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback


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At first we loved the car, looked great, roomy and drove nice. However, during the first year we developed Nothing but problems with no help from the dealer. Suspension problems, engine noise, cd changer was replaced 4 times, window broke, rubber coating in the interior is peeling, thermostat went bad, plastic console broke, seats have mysteriously stained. Service has been horrible. I cannot recommend VW to anyone. See www.myvwlemon.com - I am not affiliated but they helped me solve some problems. Do not buy this car.


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Worst Features

Go back to the old models from the 60's they are still around and working. Scrap this whole car and start over.


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2000 Beetle - Cute, but never again!
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By PDW
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback


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We bought the car brand new and had problems with the air bag lights right away. We have had the car into the dealer numerous times for the air bag light indicator. The check engine light comes on frequently and many sensors have been replaced. I would not buy another VW. (We learned how to replace headlamp bulb ourselves - it's very expensive to have it done at the mechanic shop.)The car has a reputation with many mechanics!!


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Too bad!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By savage1
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback


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Major repair problems. Tried 2 different VW dealers and an independent mechanic - no one can fix it right. Had head gasket replaced ($1200), water pump, and themostat (twice) - still overheating! No temp gauge - only a red light when it's already too hot. Front license plate holder fell off. Everything about this car is expensive, so make sure you get an extended warranty! Dealer service is terrible - will keep car for a week for any repairs. Oil change took 3 hours.


Best Features

Looks cute, fun to drive, nice looking dash.


Worst Features

Reliability must be improved. Dealers need to learn how to fix it in a timely manner. And make cup holders bigger!


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New Beetle
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By Cary
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback


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This is by far the worst car I have ever owned. I am a mechanic, and I can barely keep this thing running. It only has 49000 miles on it, and it costs about $200 a month in replacement parts alone. This car just falls apart, and you can't keep up with all of the broken items. This is definitely the last Volkswagen I will ever own.


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