2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Future Buyers Beware

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS Convertible (2.0L 4-cyl. 6-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Future Buyers Beware
By No drop top fun on


2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


Silver 03 Convertible, transmission not
working at time of delivery, fuel door
quit working, top quit working twice.
Currently, 3rd week without a working
top. Yugo had better quality. At
least you knew what you were buying.
You will get more enjoyment out of a
typical fast food drive up window than
from VW customer service. This is my
3rd and final VW convertible.

Best Features

Good radio. Needs a CD changer for less than $1000 (dealer's price). Wind noise is not bad for a convertible

Worst Features

Get Honda's and Toyota's engineers to work out the quality issues. Then let them have the motor and get some real power out of it. 115bhp from a 2.0 litre engine??? Just don't try to pass anyone.
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