2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Fast easy riding and driving F

2001 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Fast easy riding and driving Fun Bug
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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Each year the GLX has pleased us with the performance on long trips averaging 2500 miles. Cruises easily at highway speeds between 80 and 100 mph. Will go a lot faster but so will the police. Quick responsive steering and at end of long days feel like we have been treated to an easy ride. Visibility is great all around. Acceleration with the Turbo is a real safety feature in itself. Have had a few problems all easily fixed by family mechanic. Not a fan of dealer maintenance who seem to be way too expensive and eager to replace assemblies when an adjustment or a minor part is all that is needed.

Best Features

Visibility and head room are strongest advantages over most other cars. High torque and fast revving Turbo assures acceleration as needed is always there.

Worst Features

Visors need to be lengthened and have fold out extenders length wise and fold-down or pull down extenders to block nearly horizontal sun rays.
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