My New Beetle has been absolutely
wonderful. I have driven sports cars
all my life, and I don't feel that they
truly reflected who I am. They were
fast, not very safe, and gas guzzlers.
My new beetle however, is reliable,
environmentally friendly, and very very
airbbag for the driver and the passenger
airbags in the sides
good gas mileage
low emissions vehicle
mines a color concept car- blue
exterior with blue door and seat panels
on the interior
CD PLAYER--it would be nice for a CD
player to be in the car already when
you drive it off the lot, although min
came with a free MP3 player
I just sold my Audi 4000S which I had
for 19 years. I was nervous about
getting this New Beetle, but I took the
plunge. Three months and 5,300 miles
later, I am so delighted with it. Even
though it has plenty of power, people
do not expect it to be a hill climber
or a speeder, and so I think it is cut
some slack surveillance-wise.
Naturally it looks like a cartoon and
makes me happy whenever I get into it.
It has so much more power than the old
Beetles and even my old Audi 4000S,
that I feel totally satisfied. I do
not understand the Car Talk radio
program's reference to "unreliability."
One should be able to order upscale
seats for even more comfort, and the
dash should be designed to upgrade the
stereo system. One should be able to
get in dash CD, digital radio, etc.
I love this car however the interior
seats stain too easily. The paint is
chipping off the interior door panels
and door handles. Gunther VW repainted
them at no charge. Headlight plastic
cover came off for no apparrent reason
while driving in Florida. The chip
protectors are peeling off (cheap
plastic film). Besides the cosmetic
annoyances, I would definately purchase
one again as it drives like a dream.
Don't waste your money on the 2.0
turbo. Turbo lag, annoying sound of
rear spoiler, and highprice tag. Will
purchase a TDI next time around.
Exterior, engine, and comfort.
Interior plastic trim that chips off
too easily. Headlights are a nightmare
to fix. Seats stain from water spillage.