2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: A lemon in the making???

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A lemon in the making???
By RyanS on


2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)


After the long wait for the Convertible
Bug. You would think that they could
get the top right! I mean afterall the
car is approaching 30K and yes its a
BUG! I purchased this car in April 03.
Since then the car has been in for
service 4 times. From the top
jamming/breaking, to the Transmition
and tiptronic failing. THis car has
been a nightmare. VW service and parts
is a total disaster. They dont even
carry as much as a cigarette lighter
that isnt on back order. It was so
exciting to get this car only to be a
great disappointment. you
might spend more time with a service
rental.. then your own vehicle.

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I suggest you wait a WHILE before buying this car and also research VW's Recent ratings on reliability and service BOO!
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