2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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    Review of 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

    Apr 11, 2011 by: AOL user
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    I do love this car and the nostaglia around it. However, the car sits too low to the ground and the under-carriage is a problem. The hoses that run under the car need to be protected and are covered by a heavy plastic piece that is bolted in place. It is easily damaged and/or torn. The only repair for this is to replace the entire piece. The front grill is not a permanent piece and is easily damaged on parking lot bumpers, speed bumps and curbs. The only repair for this piece is to replace the entire piece. All service on this vehicle must be done at your local dealer repair shop and can be expensive. The car is dependable and an eye catcher. Everybody comments on my hot blue ride. I do not think the gas mileage is as good as they claim. I have a standard 5 speed and I like the turbo action on mine, as it is added power in first gear. I live alone and so nobody uses the back seat and I don't think many could even fit there. I removed my backseat head rests for better viewing through my rear view mirror. I would buy another VW Beetle, maybe the newest version coming up. Mine still looks new to the common admirer, although it is a 2003. Did I mention I bought mine used off a Chevy lot? It has all the bells and whistles. Leather two tone heated seats, sunroof , 6 CD changer, the Turbo, spoiler and so on. I only have 39,000 miles on mine. Amazing. I have much life left and may drive it for a bit longer. I don't have frequent repair issues, but when they come, you will pay. You cannot even buy a battery at Sam's Club or Walmart and have their service department install it. They will not touch a VW Beetle. I can do nothing in the way of maintenance myself. This is due to the design and the fact it is a foreign made car. Happy trials to those that jump on the band wagon and begin their journey. You will be popular, for sure. Everybody loves a VW Beetle. Thanks.

    Great car

    Jan 13, 2009 by: AOL user
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    I love this car. I bought one for fun after having SUVs and vans. It runs well and I've had no problems. I only have 48,500 miles on it. Am selling mine though due to size of trunk and needing more room for groceries. I'll miss it.

    Review of 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

    Jul 09, 2008 by: ONE RN 4 TLC
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    I bought this car for work. I am a home health nurse. The car is small and that worried me after using a suv for many years and also having 2 kids. I love this car though. It rides very well and that suprised me. I've learned to keep my car stock for work to a minimum due to lack of space.It's a tight fit with 2 boys who are above average size for their age though.Overall I am very pleased with it and will buy another one when I need to. Maybe a different color for each day of the week. Who knows!

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