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Review I made the huge mistake of purchasing a 2005 Volkswagon New Beetle last year. This was a used car meant to be a small retirement gift to myself, and a year later, after 4 visits to the mechanic, $2500.00 dollars in repairs and a looming transmission problem, I am now faced with having to trade this blue nightmare in for a more reliable car. Any smile I had on my face was wiped off by the pure unreliable nature of this vehicle and what this year of driving what I consider the worst vehicle ever made has been to me. I have owned Ford, Dodge, Honda, and never experienced a poorly engineered vehicle until I drove the 2005 VW New Beetle. Heed my review and stay away from these cars.
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What options are available on the 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle?
Available Volkswagen New Beetle 2005 Submodel Types: Hatchback, Convertible, Diesel
Available Trims: GLS, 2.5, 2.5L, GL, GLS 1.8T, S, 2.5L PZEV, GLS TDI, GL 1.8T, 2.5 PZEV, SE PZEV, GLX 1.8T, TDI, 2.5L Final Edition PZEV, 2.5L Red Rock Edition PZEV, Base, S PZEV, SE, Triple White, Turbo S
Exterior Colors: Black, Aquarius Blue , Reflex Silver Metallic, Salsa Red, Platinum Gray Metallic, Sunflower Yellow, Gecko Green, Reflex Silver, Candy White, Harvest Moon Beige, Galactic Blue Metallic, Yellow, Dark Blue, Gecko Green Metallic, Heaven Blue Metallic , Mellow Yellow, Red Uni, Uni Black, Uni Red, Batik Blue Metallic, Campanella White, Cyber Green, Cyber Green Metallic, Laser Blue, Platinum Gray, Riviera Blue Pearl, Silver, Aquarius Blue, Blue Lagoon Metallic, Campanella, Candy White , Green Metallic, Luna Green, Red, Red Rock, Shadow Blue, Silver Metalic, Techno Blue Pearl Metallic, White