2000 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

2000 Volkswagen Beetle Review Ratings

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  • 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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"ride" 16 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
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CONS
"expensive part" 5 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Scott writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
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Just plain fun and peppy and hippyish... gotta love that.  Great gas mileage.

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huge dashboard and front windshield, sunshades often useless, bad turning radius

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Fun, Eye Catching, Fast Bug Reflex Yellow — Fun, eye catching, fast bug. Great Reflex Yellow color. This car was fun and always had people looking. Have to love the bug culture and the people. Just plain fun and peppy and hippyish... gotta love that. Great gas mileage. Negatives: huge dashboard and front windshield, sunshades often useless, bad turning radius

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Ashleigh writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi Review
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5

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love it

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there is none

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Gorgous — its the best car its so pretty i love it i would never think of a better car stylish sexy, and designed by adolf hitler n the oni car i know that has stayed its own shape since the war. the best car in the world love it x x

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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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Misty writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
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Its cute and yellow and looks brand new

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The cupholders.. they barely fit a "small"

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Cute And Bubbly Car! :) — I dislike the cup-holders. I also dislike you have to take parts off to do the oil change. I like the 1.8T engine it gives it a go. It doesn't get great gas mileage and eats the premium gas from SHELL.. But thats part my fault b/c I drive to fast! :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Patrick writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0 Review
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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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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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Alan writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GL Review
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Fun to drive, very stable on the highway, quiet and had a great interior for the price.

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Small trunk. Engine components difficult to access for work. A little too low for snowy Chicago streets.

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Fun Fishbowl — I bought this car the first year the New Beetle came out. Surprising pretty roomy and comfortable on the inside. At the time it was rare and definitely turned a lot of heads. It had it first year car whoas. Power windows has issues, steering wheel paint came off on my hands, seats look tattered after only a few months of ownership. I suspect most of these issue have been ironed out by now. This was fun car to own.

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Katie writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
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It's fast and no one expects cuz  it's a bug, but they dnt realize it has a turbo engine and is really fast. it also gets great gas mileage

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matience isn't always cheap

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Turbo Bugs Rock! — I love my car, it cute, fast, and fun to drive. the only complaint i have is tht the factory window motors are bad. in my current and pervious bug i had to replace the $300 window motors 3 times between the two. also, some of the plastic trim pieces on the interior break and scratch easily. overall i love my car, after all, no car is perfect.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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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tmyers writes:
2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX Review
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Nice little car, fun to drive, good power and acceleration, surprising amount of cargo room

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Little hard for a bid person to get in and out of

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A Lot Of Power In A Compact Package — I love the power of this car, you put it in second gear and tromp on it and it puts you back in your seat. It runs and handles great. Does have almost100,000 miles but thats nothing for a VW

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