2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: not baby friendly but still go

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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

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not baby friendly but still good.
By chicloso on


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


Beetle is a very good car overall, with
only a few annoying quirks. The ride is
sporty, yet supple where it needs to
be. Very easy to control. Just try to
get it on 3 wheels or to spin out of
control...it ain't easy. Braking is top
of the line & out performs most
Japanese cars & many domestics. No one
can match the headroom, not even a
truck,unless your in a convertible.
seats,etc are standard. It has an
excellent safety record too. Beetle has
a solid feel to it.

Best Features

Favs are the nifty shaped keys,power hatch,power gas lock,rear passenger map lights,cut outs in the front seats for the rear passengers. This car is much bigger than it looks from the outside. Engineers thought alot about the target market.

Worst Features

Needed are extendable sunvisors,split-folding rear seat,& better fuel economy.The visors are completely useless for side use. A full size stroller doesn't fit well into the trunk if the baby is in the back seat. If you want fuel economy,opt for the diesel or manual trans.
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