2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: cute but problematic

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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cute but problematic
By allisong on


2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I loved my bug but now it's gone due
to a leak in the roof of the car.
Apparently there are drains in the
roof that clog easily and with
nowhere to go, the water leaks into
the car. The dealer and the regional
manager say that drains and the
need to clean them out is common
knowledge. Ever hear of this? The
car had numerous problems from
the beginning. I went to two different
dealers for service and at both
locations the car came back with
new problems including scratches to
the interior paint, wires being
switched (trunk and gas latches) and
several other annoying issues.
Careless and frustrating service and
constant problems, my bug is gone!!

Best Features

really fun to drive

Worst Features

defect in design of drains in the roof.
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