2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Great Retro Car

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

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Great Retro Car
By DrGarfield on


2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


The big (+) here is the TDI Diesel. I
just finished a trip through the NC
mountains and this car handled almost
as good as my A4 Audi Quatro. The
torque is amazing, pulling four adults
up 15% grades in 4th gear at 60 mph is
nothing to laugh at. This car is well
balanced and the rear wheels stay right
behind you where they belong. The car
is solid and well built. It's a VW
Beetle and should last for years.

Best Features

TDI 1.9L TurboDiesel, 12V outlets, Drivers seat position, Well balanced.

Worst Features

Fix the wind noise at the doors. Needs larger brake disc's. Look forward to a 4Motion version. The Monsoon Sound System needs a Sub.
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