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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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LEMON
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By zozo
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I had my car 4 days and I had to take
it back (Car was brand new, it had 3
miles when I picked it up) Anyway the
dealership ended up making my 1st car
payment because they had it a month.
The car had to have it's breaks
replaced and the sensor panel replaced
(IN A BRAND NEW CAR), and the window
kept coming off track and the car was
taken back 4 more times due to the
breaks.


Best Features

I like the stereo, heated seats, and my sunroof


Worst Features

Take more time in making them so the quality will be higher, but it doesn't really matter since they are no longer making Beetles.


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By PilotRicky
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Fun to drive. Still gets smiles.
Two airbags replaced already. One time
check engine light kept coming on...was
some module problem. Front turn signals
have repeatedly messed up, (started
blinking way too fast), dealer has
never resolved the problem. Well built
car, lots of fun. Needs the VR6 engine
and all wheel drive to make it what I
really want.


Best Features

two way power sun roof, heated leather seats, heated mirrors and windshield squirters, STYLING! fit and finish are very good, and the handling is great..a joy to drive. Also, the fold down and fully removeable rear seat..gives it lots of room for our camping equipment.


Worst Features

Fix the electrical bugs that keep popping up. FOUR WHEEL DRIVE (AWD), more power! (VR6 engine). more color choices...but...especially give this thing ALL WHEEL DRIVE!


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Excellent!!
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By Al226
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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This car is amazing! I love it!


Best Features

Everything


Worst Features

none that i can think of


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By Dont buy a bug
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I have had more problems with this car
than I had with my prior car that I had
for 7 years. I have had the dashboard
replaced twice, the stereo replaced 4
times, the keys replaced once. Also 2x
in the last year the car didnt start,
for no reason. Then when it did it,
the entire dashboard was lit up, hence
the 2x replacing the dashboard.


Best Features

Its cute outside.


Worst Features

FIX THE RELIABILITY


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I Luv My Bug!!
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By Chrissstine
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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My only complaint is the cup holders...
This is the first car I have ever owned
that I wanted to keep immaculate..When
the sunroof is open along with the side
windows it feels like a convertible
without the sun burning you up.... gas
mileage..awesome....(I own a Surburban
too!)...buy one you won't regret
it..cheap to insure..it has a good
safety rating...


Best Features

Sunroof, Key thing to unlock doors along with panic button.. that you can close all your windows with the key..heated seats...excellent radio, cools off fast..I'm sure it will heat up fast too..the seats do..


Worst Features

to be able to fit a beach umbrella.. and more room to put a coffee cup. Also alittle higher with the arm rests and three seat belts in back.....


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