2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: The little TDI that could

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

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The little TDI that could
By Tim York on


2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDi 2dr Hatchback


I have been pleased to drive my bug for over 10 years. I have never had to open the engine. I do all maintenance including timing belt and oil changes. Replaced the clutch at 249,000 and have only had to do a little work on the A/C over the years. The TDI will outlast the vehicle itself as it is a workhorse that never gives up. In my type A days I got 38 to 41 MPG and over the last 100K I am averaging 43 to 46 but coasting in gear to stoplights and shifting at 2 to 2500. Will have to replace the old girl one day, but she feels like a old comfortable pair of tennis shoes that you just can't throw away. This is the best car that I have ever owned!

Best Features

TDI, torque, roominess, leg room

Worst Features

Less wear related materials, i.e. Door hand grabs that peel off plastic, emergency break button that breaks, etc.
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