2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: My Black Stink Bug

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My Black Stink Bug
By BMO on


2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback


Too many repairs at 45k mi!! Yesterday
the driver's side window got stuck
down in the door--either motor gave
out or window clips broke. Two weeks
ago I replaced the battery and also
recalled part changed. Already
replaced the brakes at 30K. Broken
window switches, replaced engine
belts, replaced relay sensors for horn
to honk again ($500). Peeling
interior. Stiff suspension and bottoms
out easily. Trunk doesn't always close
easily. 6-CD changer doesn't always
register. Have a crack in windshield
but costs me extra to replace d/t over-
size. The worst part is the
sucky dealership service. HATE VWs
now. I'm dumping this thing for a
generic but RELIABLE Honda

Best Features

Cool exterior and Vegas-like lit dash. Awesome braking senstivity.

Worst Features

VW service needs to step up and recognize recurrent complaints from unhappy owners. They've got a bad reputation for service and poor quality automobiles.
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