2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: At the crossroads with this ve

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS TDi 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbodiesel 5-speed Manual)

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At the crossroads with this vehicle....
By scottx25 on


2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDi 2dr Hatchback


The diesel engine purrs, gets great
mileage and will probably last
forever. Great seats, handles well.

Now for the negatives (at 40,000k):

Sticky rear hatch, replaced, still

Plastic window clips broke, dealer
replaced with metal clips, supposedly
warrantied 10 years.

Buzzes and rattles that come and go.

CEL light, replace glowplugs and relay,

Rear pads and rotors, plus one of the
calipers froze and needed to be
replaced, $800.00

Front door sags when opened - a bolt
BROKE OFF on the inside of the door for
no reason, $300.00

sunroof shade broken...

Gas latch opening by itself...

Blah, blah....

Best Features

It's a diesel - if it weren't I would have sold it already.

Worst Features

Better warranty....just build a better car, PERIOD.
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