2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Worst car I've ever owned

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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Worst car I've ever owned
By Glenn Acheson on


2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


This car is the worst car I've ever owned. The transmission shifts hard when its warm - dealer says that's normal. When shifting from Reverse to Drive or vice versa, you have to wait several seconds for it to engage. Replacing the battery was a royal pain, not to mention expensive. Replacing one of the front headlights was even worse. Now one of the front lenses has fallen off... The front left turn signal fell out of place from some clip that's broken. Now the check engine light is on - who knows how much THAT's going to cost. Performance is wretched, even for a 4 cyl. Mileage is only 25 mpg hwy. My 6 cyl 2000 Taurus gets 28!!!

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Power train Interior (sun visors that actually work???) Quality of design and product...
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