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LOVE MY NEW BEETLE
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By HOLLY
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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LOVE MY NEW BEETLE. FUN AND EASY TO
DRIVE AND VERY COMFORTABLE.


Best Features

I LOVE ALL THE HEAD ROOM. THE INTERIOR LIGHTS ARE SO AWESOME! THE INDIGO AND RED AND THE PLACEMENTS OF THE SMALLER MAP LIGHT AND SIDE LIGHTS ARE SO SWEET. THE MOVEABLE STEERING WHEEL IS GREAT. WISH I HAD LONGER TO DRIVE INTO WORK...HA HA


Worst Features

AN ARMREST WITH A STORAGE UNIT INSIDE, TALLER CUP HOLDER,CD PLAYER IN ALL MODELS,TAPE PLAYERS ARE BECOMING OBSOLETE! LONGER SUN VISORS MORE COLOR SELECTIONS IN REGULAR MODELS, MAKE SEAT ADJUSTMENTS EASIER THAN THE WHEEL,A LEVER MIGHT BE EASIER TO MANUVER.


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not baby friendly but still good.
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By chicloso
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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Beetle is a very good car overall, with
only a few annoying quirks. The ride is
sporty, yet supple where it needs to
be. Very easy to control. Just try to
get it on 3 wheels or to spin out of
control...it ain't easy. Braking is top
of the line & out performs most
Japanese cars & many domestics. No one
can match the headroom, not even a
truck,unless your in a convertible.
Power
windows,locks,alarm,sideairbags,heated
seats,etc are standard. It has an
excellent safety record too. Beetle has
a solid feel to it.


Best Features

Favs are the nifty shaped keys,power hatch,power gas lock,rear passenger map lights,cut outs in the front seats for the rear passengers. This car is much bigger than it looks from the outside. Engineers thought alot about the target market.


Worst Features

Needed are extendable sunvisors,split-folding rear seat,& better fuel economy.The visors are completely useless for side use. A full size stroller doesn't fit well into the trunk if the baby is in the back seat. If you want fuel economy,opt for the diesel or manual trans.


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I luv tha Beetle
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By Michele Pitkoff
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


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I love this car . It is so comfortable
to drive and fun to drive.


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I "Love" my New Beetle
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By Laurel
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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This is such a fun car to drive. I
wanted a beetle in the 60's but was
young and could not afford one.
Finally got a Beetle last year after
all kids had left home. I think the
design of this new beetle is so much
better than the original. It is
Heavier and roomier and I feel much
safer in it than I think I would have
been in the orignal.
It handles like a dream and has a
smoothe ride not unlike much bigger,
heavier cars. It has met my
expectations many times over. I am
really glad I got it.
I plan to give it to my daughter as a
college graduation gift, (she has
wanted one for years) and then buy a
new convertible beetle for me.


Best Features

my favorite features are: the Sunroof, ease of handling, looks (I get complements all the time), color (cyber green), smoothe comfortable ride.


Worst Features

CD player in dash would be a great improvement.


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My Blue Bug
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By dcrane
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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It was my 50th B'day present - - what
a surprise - - it has turned heads on
the streets now for 5 months


Best Features

convertible with heated leather seats what a combo


Worst Features

better cup holders - -too small


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