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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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By Sean
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love my Beetle. I have always driven Cherolets, but I love my VW Bug. It is amazingly fun to drive and looks great...BUT...it has major paint issues. I have the Harvest Moon (Cream) colored Beetle. My front bumper has been in the shop six times in under a year's time! It has been very disappointing.


Best Features

I love the convertible top and great style.


Worst Features

Fix the terrible paint quality and terribe cup holders, espceially their location. Everything plastic has broken at least once also!


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Fun, Fun, Fun!
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By Teresa
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I traded in a Lincoln Aviator on this car and I don't miss it a bit! The 2005 Volkswagen Beetle is sooo much fun to drive and turns heads daily. I love it, love it, love it!!!!


Best Features

The heated seats are beter than my Lincoln Aviator's were! The seats are comfortable with adequate support.


Worst Features

Was a little disapointed with the gas mileage - I only get 23 mpg city.


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2005 Volkswagen Beetle
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By arlene
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)


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I love this car. But here are the negatives in order of importance: Poor visability when backing up. Paint chips off easily inside and out. Problems with flaps and windows (recall).


Best Features

It's a convertible, with quick up and down of roof.


Worst Features

Eliminate the flaps, give it better paint, and better visability.


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Yellow Bugster
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By Richard
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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I love my bug! It has plenty of power, is easy to drive, and handles well. I get plenty of postive comments from others when we stop. The cup holder will not allow a 12oz drink can to fit without flipping it out toward the passenger seat though.


Best Features

XM radio is really nice option.


Worst Features

Add better drink holders.


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New Beetle "Flint Edition" Convertible
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By steve645
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)


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This car is fun to drive. It's easy on the wallet when it comes to the gas pump. It is roomy enough for two adults or two adults and two kids under 5 feet tall (rear seat). I have only had it for three weeks, but it seems like a good choice for a sub-compact. If they would've had the turbo diesel, we would've gotten it.


Worst Features

Very bad visibility when backing up and when checking the road behind you.


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