2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: only three complaints!

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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only three complaints!
By TiffieTu on


2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


This is my second new beetle in as many
years. The first a 2000 GLX, I kept a
year before VW of Amer. replaced it
with a 2001 GLX, gratus. Car kept
loosing power after coming to a stop
and attempting to accelerate again.
They spent a year trying to correct
without success. New 2001 does the
same thing and now they "own-up-to"
it's "Turbo-Lag which all Turbos have
and They can't do anything about it."

Best Features

...Cars mileage has never been better than the infrequently twenty mpg.New battery after cars warranty ran out was $190.00 for replacment at !4,000 miles

Worst Features

Correct "Turbo-Lag"--- Correct their epa estimated mileage to a realistic 15 to 20 mpg and reduce their thieving battery replacement charge of $100 labor and 90.00 for the battery.
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