2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: A kick to drive, but...

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

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A kick to drive, but...
By CAClaire on


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


I bought this car for fun, power & speed, & it
delivers . However, there are drawbacks,
some which aren't a problem for me (small
cupholders), & some that are, especially the
lack of sun protection on the side windows.
Sunbelt residents beware. A really big
disappointment - I just got back from a long
trip that revealed APPALLING road noise!
Forget using your nifty monsoon sound
system unless you crank it up full blast,
forget using your cellphone, forget a
conversation with your travelling companion
at any level lower than shouting. Bad, bad,

Best Features

Very nimble, responsive handling. Serious power.

Worst Features

Soundproofing, please! Visors or shades on the side windows. Rear window wiper.
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