2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: "Beauty is the beginning of te

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T Convertible (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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"Beauty is the beginning of terror!"
By Chuck on


2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


I bought the most beautiful 2005 New Beetle convertible ever built. Midnight blue with beige interior. And that's the best thing I can say about the car. Nearly four years and 30,000 miles later and I can only tell you to avoid this product at all costs. If you must, lease it. Engine compartment fire, windows on the passenger side disentgrating on thir own, water pump, brakes, front struts, burned out headlights, check engine lights come on whenever they please, poor gas mileage on 93, convertible roof is moody, plastic and rubber parts fall off in the night to be found on the floor in the morning, interior peels on hot days, locks won't work on cold days, new radio, I can go on,

Best Features

Always gets smiles, plenty of front seat room, Monsoon radio blasts with the top down. Standard features not found on more expensive cars. After turbo engages, car goes swish. Fun to see little kids pointing at the car and punching friends in the forearm. LOL

Worst Features

I bought this car on the reputation of the OLD VW. What a mistake. I bought this car with a ten year plan. Not gonna happen. Thanks to Carfax I will never be able to sell it. LOL. This car could be so much better if the quality control was there. It was a good idea, just poorly thought out.
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