2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: My first new beetle since 1970

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback - Consumer Review

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My first new beetle since 1970
By BigJer on


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


This was supposed to be my wife's car
and I didn't drive it until several
weeks after we had made the purchase.
Once I drove it I found it to have
excellent ride and handing. I didn't
think that 115HP and an A/T would be
ample for interstate merging and
passing but on a recent trip from La
Quinta, Ca. to Las Vegas, NV I was
traveling 75mph on long upgrades and
still had plenty of the "GO" pedal in
reserve. Terrific little car!

Best Features

Headroom, I'm 6'4, Telescoping Wheel, Blue and Red instrumentation lighting which is nice for night driving, color and texture of dash, which reduces reflections in the windshield and I love the Luna Green color.

Worst Features

A temperature gauge and sunvisor extension.
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