2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Fun To Drive and To Own!

2001 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Fun To Drive and To Own!
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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


I have had a few problems with the VW, but most were covered by VW. They replace the window clip, the trunk latch and I replaced the timing belt, brakes, and regular scheduled maintenance. I can't complain. In 5 years and 80K I have spent maybe 2K. That is in line with the cost of car repairs today.

Best Features

Styling, handling, the cute factor, durable leather, pick up, it feels solid, long trip comfort, it makes me happy! My husband took it to work in after a blizzard because his F250 slid off the road, and the Bug had no trouble!

Worst Features

Interior components tend to wear easily. If you are careful and you are not rough on the car I think it looks great after 6 years, 80K and living in snow country and driving on dirt roads.
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