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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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I love my Bug!
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By BugLove
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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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
cute.


Best Features

airbbag for the driver and the passenger airbags in the sides good gas mileage low emissions vehicle sunroof mines a color concept car- blue exterior with blue door and seat panels on the interior


Worst Features

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


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my next car will be another "new beetle"
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By Jose Diogo
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love this car so much that my next
car will be an organe new beetle 2004.
(maybe convertible...)


Best Features

fuel economy looks reliability


Worst Features

i little higher from the ground. I have hit the side lower part of my new beetle to the corner 02 times, because car is too low.


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I love this car!
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By Ron Bruce
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

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."


Worst Features

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.


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Perfect 10!!!!!!
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By Gadancegirl
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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Best car ever! Love everything about
it!


Best Features

Everything, don't change a thing!


Worst Features

Nothing!!!!


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A bug I love to hate
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By sam74
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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

Exterior, engine, and comfort.


Worst Features

Interior plastic trim that chips off too easily. Headlights are a nightmare to fix. Seats stain from water spillage.


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