2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Out-of-touch Car Manufacturers

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Out-of-touch Car Manufacturers
By Mr. B. E. Etle on


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


Uncomfortable back seat because of
headroom; car much too low to the
ground for pot holes and poor roads,
interior falls apart (fourth beetle
owned) colors boring - this is a fun
car, and the same colors over and over,
or shades of the same do not sell cars.
But...... best design exterior
appearance, excellent handling, best
most comfortable seats. Also,hate
unmovable new console, seat belts very
hard to use. Most of the improvements
on these new models stink. Who is
designing these anyway? Why did they
mess with a great car? Pay attention to
my comments because I am a very loyal
Volkswagen customer!!!!!

Best Features

Almost everything. The Eames- inspired Printed Seat Covers, the Two- Tone Paint Jobs, the Wood-Grained Consoles, the Turquoise, Rose, Cocoa, Melon, Chamois, and Powder Blue yet-to- be-discovered colors.THE WAKE-UP CALL THAT THE MANUFACTURER DOESN'T HEAR!

Worst Features

The Beetle is designed for a nostalgic, as well as sophisticated public. Trying to make it a Middle-class-sub-compact- type car, is a huge mistake. The lines of this car are timeless, and the quality of Volkswagen make it a great new classic. But the advertising campaign is poor.
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