2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: German Reliability A Thing of

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

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German Reliability A Thing of the Past!
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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


Annual maintenance costs have exceeded
past cars that were 3-20 years old.
The Malfunction Indicator Light is
forever coming on even though mass air
flow and O2 sensors have been replaced
several times. The blue temperature
light failed due to a short. The right
side marker light fell out of the
fender because the plastic clips
failed. The master key with the remote
control was dropped 3 feet resulting in
total failure. The outside temperature
indicator failed. The power window
switch on the driver side has failed.
The engine had significant carbon
buildup requiring expensive cleaning
due to other sensor failures mentioned

Best Features

Gas mileage.

Worst Features

Only market your car AFTER design and testing has been completed!
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