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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

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Rattle Bug!
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By Buzzbuzz93
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

I've had this car in the shop three
times for rattling in the interior.
The hatch has been removed twice to
fix it. When the car was built a
screw was left in the dashboard which
started to scratch against metal.
After they removed the dash to fix it,
they failed to hook up all the vents
properly. There is still rattling in
the doors, but I have given up that
they will fix it. This will be my 1st
and only VW. Where it that quality
German engineering VW boasts about?
Not in this car. Buyer beware!


Best Features

The best thing about this car is the A/C, it worked real good on a trip to Phoenix, AZ in the summer with 122F heat.


Worst Features

Better quality standards in the assembly of the vehicle.


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My bettle
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By Crystal Dickson
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


Review

Very roomy, tons of leg room for long legged
passanger. The set adjustments are the best for
men and woman drivers. The eyeglass holder on
the top is very handy as well. Plenty of pick up and
options even on the GL models. Very good buy for
your money. You wont be disappointed.


Best Features

The old hand grabs on the sides, and grab bar on the front dash. Plus all the modern tech of tadays world.


Worst Features

Can'r really think of everything, I love the design.


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very fun car for a diesel
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By arice
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Review

Surprised how fun this car is to
drive. Never dreamed that I would be
driving a diesel. I have a long
commute and this is the perfect fit
for me.


Best Features

Great mileage and fun.


Worst Features

Maybe the seats.


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Beetle, a Classic!
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By Terdan
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car!


Best Features

The shape, it's versatility, comfort, anyone can drive this. It's a cross between classy + sporty.


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I'm still a man...
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By efesese
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


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I thought it was too cute for me. But
it's just plain cool man! It's a
classic and I can't believe I own it! I
can't stop looking back after I park
it. My budget was between a full eq.
Corolla and the simplest Beetle...
Corolla or Beetle?... Ordinary or Extra-
ordinary? The decission was easy.


Best Features

Very leathery leatherette! Nice CD/MP3 Player (standard!!!) Oh, my favorite: SOLAR PANEL to avoid discharge of batteries! SOLAR??!!! Oh and the remote controller, it's very 007ish...


Worst Features

POWER! Needs POWER! As a reviewer of a mag wrote: acceleration is "lethargic". Oh, and why a flower vase? I'd rather have a compass or a cellphone holder instead. And even the GL should come with alloy wheels >:(


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