2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Fun in the sun, but stormy rel

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible - Consumer Review

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Fun in the sun, but stormy reliability.
By bugawff on


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


Traded in my Volvo s60 for this cute top down car. Thought German car would be better than Swedish. Have had the car in for speaker, gas lid, windows, wipers, etc. Everything seems to be falling apart. Had the driver side window fixed about 5 times, they can't seem to get it right. One day on low gas my gas tank lid wouldn't click open, good thing I was close to a dealer and they opened it for me, but couldn't fix it at the moment had to wait 2 weeks for that. Gas mileage is ok, could be better. Trunk space you can't even fit in a beach chair. AND if you are thinking of taking friends with you for a fun ride hope the ones sitting in the back are kids, small kids.

Best Features

Top comes down in no time. Fun to drive. LEASE it if you can, that way you get your fill of FUN and then you can turn it in for a real car =)

Worst Features

Cup holder you can only fit a dixie cup in there and the placement is awkward. Fuel economy, trunk space, Better quality...
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