2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Like to Worry About What Will

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS Convertible (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


My VW Beetle's air bag sensors keep breaking, making them inoperable. I have had this problem repaired twice, the automatic top repaired three times, window regulators, clamps and motor repaired for a total of four times, and seat release replaced twice. The radio hisses, never fixed as it is a "design flaw." All of the windows rattle so badly the car sounds like it is falling apart at times, never fixed "design flaw."

Best Features

The exterior retro design is what made me buy the car, but it is so unreliable that it is not fun to drive.

Worst Features

Volkswagen need to seriously improve their build quality before I would ever consider buying another one. If you enjoy visiting the dealership for repairs, this is the car for you.
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