2000 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

2000 Volkswagen Beetle Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 38 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"expensive part" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews

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Felicia writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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Very good gas mileage, good acceleration, great build quality.

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blind spots, very low to the ground.

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New Beetle — I absolutely love my bug...I have had it for four years now. I have hardly had any problems with it other than normal, routine maintenance. It has plenty of airbags, and is really safe. The new beetles are built very well. A couple of things I dislike about the new beetles are: lots of blindspots, and they are really low to the ground and tend to scrape easily. This car has very good acceleration and very good gas mileage. Over all the new beetles are really good cars, I am just kinda wanting something different after 4 1/2 years.

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Kathie writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle Review
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Almost everything: Turbo (sounded like an airplane taking off & went FAST), adorable,
great color, it's a VW BUG for goodness sake.

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Dodgy stuff kept happening (window fell in, seat came off-track, water in taillight housing
which kept shorting out the lights & couldn't be fixed except to replace the bulb), it
allowed my husband to get his greedy hands on it so he could trade it in for a boring
middle-aged-white-guy car.

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I Got This Car For My Birthday & I Adored It. I Cried The Day I Watched It Drive Away Without Me. — I had a 2000 VW New Beetle. The color was Vapor, which was a limited edition of 2000. VW described Vapor as "blue that has seen a ghost." People would stop & stare at my car & one would say, "I love that white bug!" & the other one would say, "No, it's blue." "No, white." Etc. My car was sold to me as a regular VW New Beetle. The day after I brought it home I popped the hood to admire the engine. And yes, there it was, sprawling in big white letters across the engine: TURBO. I felt like Mister Pennybags, the Monopoly icon, when the Community Chest card informs him that he just won second prize in a beauty contest. Believe me when I tell you, this car could GO. You put your big toe down lightly on the gas pedal & plah-DOW! Off that car went. It was a gem. About 2 months after I bought the car (new from the dealer), the passenger side window fell into the door. The car was under warranty so the repair was free. About a year later VW recalled the 2000 New Beetles because of this problem. When the car was about 5 years old, the passenger seat came off-track. It kept getting worse. We took the car in about a year after this problem started & VW said it would cost $2000 to fix. In 2006 my husband decided he wanted a new car. He was driving a 2002 Honda CRV. So he took my bug & traded it in for a 2006 Acura TSX *stifling yawn*. He has no idea, but when he drove it out of our driveway to trade it in, I cried. I felt like Jemaine when Sally broke up with him. Now I'm driving the 2002 Honda CRV.

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Monika writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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4

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I think it is the cutest car I have ever owned. People always wave to you in a Beetle!

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Not practical for moving or hauling things around however, I have fit a dishwasher into the back hatch.

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My Little Dumpling — I really love this car. Now I drive a truck due to my lifestyle and no longer need this one. I plan on buying another VW Beetle in the Fall of 2013. They do tend to run a little rough like a go cart, so if you need a luxury ride, this car is not for you.

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Patrick writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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4

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Roominess, Performance, Handling, Braking, Torque

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Shifting (automatic), ABS system, Air Conditioning Power Draw

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Amazing Tiny Car For Super Huge Tall Guy — Acceleration and top speed are amazing, brakes rock, o2 sensors keep breaking, 24 miles to each gallon, handling on corners is amazing at higher speeds, needed a better water pump recently, not a lot of space under the hood of the car, fun to drive every single day, has a great takeoff on the line, 0-60 is about 7 seconds, 15 gallon fuel tank capacity, 115HP engine, 4-speed automatic transmission, max RPMs is 8000

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kaysee62 writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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Heated seats, power sunroof, peppy & good fuel economy

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Too many blind spots

kaysee62
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Cute Little Bug — Good power for a 4 cylinder. Loaded with nice features that you normally don't find in a small/compact vehicle and roomy interior. Poor location of the exterior mirrors creates blind spots when turning - VW lowered the mirrors on later models.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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rammelsl writes:
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VERY fun to drive! Huge windshield, virtually no blindspots, heated seats VERY nice in the winter.

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TERRIBLE clutches, they're so jumpy, you can replace the VW clutch with an Audi clutch but it won't make it too much better. It takes a few minutes to get up to speed as well.

rammelsl
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I Love This Car. — I've had this car for two years, I drive it almost every day. It gets great MPG especially with gas prices being what they are. The clutch is the one thing I hate, and it takes it a while to get up to speed but overall I love this car and would recommend a Beetle to anyone. They're so cute! Plus it's really entertaining to watch people punch each other as you go by, and little kids always love you.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Tom writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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Reliable and cute

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Poor handling and performannce to someone who cut their teeth on sports cars, but I love it and so do other people

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My Beetle Been Berry, Berry Good To Me. — It's the worst handling thing I've ever had but it gets me where I'm going and has been as reliable as the Rock of Gibraltar. I wouldn't get another one but you can't beat a VW. I'm sold on VW and would recommend them.

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booboo1958 writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL Review
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It's fun to drive.

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Too costly to maintain

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I'll Never Buy Another Volkswagen, Period!!!! — The beetle might be fun to drive, if it stays out of the shop long enough!!!!! There was a recall on the timing chain but we didn't know it until after we had to replace our engine because ours broke. Volswagen wouldn't do anything about engine repair except an offering of $250 credit toward a NEW Beetle. They weren't thrilled about my suggestion of where to put their offer.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Andrew writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi Review
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Fuel economy

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Hassle to get in the back seat

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Love It — It will do 0-60 in 7.5 with a performance chip. It has a great turning radius. I have a 12 inch 500 watt sub and there are no rattles. It gets 46-55mpg depending on the season with a manual transmission.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Paul writes:
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great gas mileage and cuteness

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price of repairs

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Great Car -- I Like It — great gas mileage (about 40MPG) and cruising range(500+ miles), 5speed is fun to drive, does great on curvy mountain roads. maintainence is fairly cheap, but Parts are outrageously expensive when you do have to buy them. its turbo diesel power surprises people on the inside and outside == just rolled 200K miles and took it on a 1000 mile trip -- this is such a great car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

An Awesome Convertible For A Great Price By minie_riley123

What sold me on this car was the looks of it especially in white, and cool it looks. It turned my head each and every time I saw one on the street. It has never been in the shop, well actually to pu... Read More

Beatle To Beat The Traffic By aanakpantaii

I own a Beetle convertible and I just love driving it and being in it! It's a very original design in itself, and the fact that VW factory is not going to build Beetle cars anymore, that is not bother... Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

A Fun Little Car To Play In! By sunflowergal

This car is great for a single person or couple but the back seat will not accommodate a car seat and growing toddler. The car is not made to carry any cargo. It would be perfect for a second car! Read More

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The heated seats are awesome and the security system is wonderful. Really good tires. Love the car. I'd say the only negative would be getting into the back seat... it's kind of hard for adults... b... Read More

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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Convertible Beetle By ulisesmgonzalez

It is very nice looking car, many people stop my wife asking questions about the car... They really want her phone number :(... Besides that it's fun to drive in summer time, a little bit noisy inside... Read More

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