2003 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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Chris writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDi Review
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4

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MPG

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SPACE

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Operating Cost To Mpg Ratio Is Fantastic — Great power and economy from 90 horses. Cheap to operate and maintain. Road noise and sagging doors from design misfire were only complaints..and two doors are no good for 5 person family..not a problem if you are a family of circus clowns.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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abcdedf9 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Review
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3

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it looked cute

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ALMOST EVERYTHING YOU CAN THINK OF

abcdedf9
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I Didn't Like This Car At All. I Wish I Could Trade It In For A Different One. — i hope that no no one decides to buy this car. i have a 2003 volkswagen beele 2.0 4cyl and it is the worst car i guess it was great on gas for other people but it was horrible for me. I h ad to put $40 a week if not every 4 days. It is horrible driving around in it, you feel like you're in a car that's about to break down. It is very delicate and the engine is quite complicated for mehanics to want to fix. My transmission including my timing belt went out on me and i spend almost $3000 on fixing it. It's been 5 months since then and now i'm having problems again with this car, or maybe it's just my paranoia with this 2003 bettle that i have but honesty, i think there's another problem with the transmission.. Be very gentle on driving over bumps and what not on the road because there is a possibility your car can end up at the mechanic again especially if you drive over that bump too fast. Don't even get me stated on it's acceleration. It's horrible and the body is so heavy that you need to watch how well you drive this car because you can't just put your foot down and expect it to drive as fast as everyone else on the road,(at first) it's gradual with this car. Drivers with this model need to be very patient with it, if you're willing to keep it. My suggestion is invest in an American car in this economy or buy a car that mechanics are willing to fix ; whereas, for me, two mechanics actually refused to work on it because of how much labor they'd hav to spend on taking parts apart and them being unsure of whether or not they'd be doing a good job. Don't go to mechanics who haven't had experience with fixing german cars, or else you'll just end up with a worse car at the end. if you like cars that others can't steal, definitely buy this car. Buy the Turbo, that's better than this model. if you ask me for me opinion, This car IS NOT WORTH all the stress,time, and energy you'll get whether it takes a crap on you or not.Trust, you'll experience problem after problem with this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Erika writes:
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It gets great gas mileage, which is very helpeful considering how high prices are these days!  As I previously mentioned it has heated seats, which are awesome in the winter!  There's more pros in the review!

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It can be a pain to make some repairs because it isn't built like a typical car.  

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A Very Fun Car To Drive! — This is the first car I've ever had and I love!! It's so much fun to drive! I have don't have a convertible but there is a sun roof. The front seats are heated so I have almost instant heat in the winter!! I am dork and I change the flowers in the vase according to the season! Beetles look small but a lot can fit in them! I can flatten the back seat so there's lots of storage room! Best of all I have a six disk CD changer, so I always have lots of songs available!! It's also great when it's hard to find a place to park because I can take that small space that everone else is afraid of not fitting in...well most of the time!!

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Cameron writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Review
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4

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Handling, Looks, exonomy

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Body integrity, easy to break stuff

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Great For The Looks And Reputation, But Needs Some Final Touches — This car has been through quite a bit in the past few years...last year she got rear-ended, and we also had to replace the clutch after another minor collision. another wreck came around when she got T-boned by a ignorant college stucent. the headliner is falling apart and the glove box handle has been broken off by not realizing that the glove box was locked

Primary Use: Family transportation

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freez52 writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Review
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5

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This car is great on gas mileage, room and comfort

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Nothing worth mentioning

freez52
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Great Car — I loved this car had to get a bigger vehicle do to kids older and bigger other than that no complaints durable and reliable easy to park and navigates well in traffic and gets great gas mileage you won't be disappointed with car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeanine writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Review
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Is Awesome

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Read my Blurb

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Beetle Turbo S — The Performance is really pretty awesome, it does very well on straight aways and up hill, down hill, and around tough curves. its wide stance seems to help a lot with balance. Build Quality- i have had to replace the door latch because it shorted out, but found everything I needed on VWvortex.com That site is a GodSend I had to replace the belly pans because I hit ice and it tore into my belt...it seems to be a Warm Weather Car, but still handles really well in the snow. The Appearance is really cute with the blinkers in the front like Freckles and when I replaces the headlights i could change light color in the blinkers there and just connect then to my funning lights. Anything that breaks is rather pricey but VW has Quality parts. Over all this is an awesome car and I wouldn't trade it for anything!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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aryanasample writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLX Convertible Review
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5

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Super fun car to have during the summer - Drives also very well in snow - surprisingly very spacious in front & back -  Very easy to drive and park-

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Not suitable for a big family -

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Mellow Yellow — I loved this car in the summer and on warm days also for those nights you just want to look up at the stars! I would love to keep the car but one of the down falls to beetles is that they only have four seats and aren't suitable for big families! Either than that loved this car!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Scott writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Review
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3

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Fun, cool, fast production bug

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noisy rear spoiler, turning radius, sunshades, huge windshield and dashboard

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Sportiest Production Bug. Fun, Hot Wheels — 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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3wildcats writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL TDi Review
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5

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AWESOME gas mileage, fun to drive

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Cheap knobs inside, NO room in the backseat

3wildcats
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Fun Car To Drive, Handles Nice, Always Get Lots Of Compliments On This Car! — We special ordered this new beetle that runs on diesel. We get 45 - 55 miles per gallon which is awesome with today's economy! It handles awesome and is fun to drive. The only real downfall is how cheaply the interior knobs are. We've had them fixed a couple times while it was still under warranty. We were thinking of trading it for a diesel passat, but the VW salesman suggested going with a Nissan or Toyota car because of the cheap interier in the VW cars. Decided we'd just keep the bug and plan to use it for our son when he starts to drive in a couple years. Very reliable!

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Crystal writes:
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible Review
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way cute

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cupholders, lol, and not enough vrrrooom vrrrooom

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I Like It, But I'd Prefer More Power :) — it's a love hate relationship. love the 'cute' aspect of it, and the fact that EVERYONE i know can spot me...they all know my car. But I have had problems with lights, and other electrical things...and a problem with the room detaching from the rear window. 0.0. also, there are quite a few blind spots in the car, but it just takes time getting used to.

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