2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Nice, but dont go cheap when b

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)

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Nice, but dont go cheap when buying.
By Leia Cullifer on


2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)


This black Beetle was bought just a
couple of months ago and haven't had
any problems with it. I do think that
it needs some more power under the
hood as the 2.0 w/ auto tranny is
rather slugish. I would suggest the
1.8t w/ manual to compensate for the
poor acceleration. I do notice that
it doesn't sound very nice from the
outside, it seems to have a puttering
type sound that def gives away its
lack of performance. The rear hatch
does have a lil rattle or clunk to it
when enetering or leaving the drive
sometimes. Other than that the car is
great. I love the comfort of the
seats. The pump style height and
vintage roller style recling seats
give it a nice ride no matter what
body type.

Best Features

Interior and exterior design.

Worst Features

More power. When compared to the GLI or more sporty Jettas it's a Dog.
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