2005 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

2005 Volkswagen Beetle Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"exterior" 2 reviews
CONS
"transmission" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Angel writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
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3

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Car handle the road and accelerates like no body business. Okay on gas, fun to drive. great warranty. You don't ever see one sitting on the side of the road with a pick up sticker on it.

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Lord! the parts are plastic and cheap... stuff just fall  off, the motor in the window is slowly braking down, the spoiler fall off (cheap), the fake leather started to crack... the transmission went ( thank God that was covered under warranty)  Speaking of warranty once its gone parts are outrageous (plastic spoiler over $250.00!!!). The hub caps pop off. Look around you notice bugs running around with at least one missing hub cap.  

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My Bug Is Still A Keeper!!! — Overall the bug is a keeper... other than the cons described above the car drives great and is soooo fun and cute...I believe with the new model that came out this year there is a huge improvement on all the things describe as being a con. I dont like the new body style...its looks like a mini cooper and a Porsche combined and simply take away from the classic look the bug is all about... I feel they should have had two optional body's to choose from... the reason I feel people buy them is because it is a bug (that's why I wanted one anyway)... that is just my opinion.

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sunflwrh writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Review
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Great on gas

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Not a family size car and w/a new baby we need to upgrade to a larger vehicle

sunflwrh
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Oh Baby!!! Fun Sized Car That Is Great On Gas! — This baby hugs the road, you feel like your driving a dream... I've driven on ice and seen SUVs struggle and I had no problems maintaining control. The gas mileage is GREAT especially during these economical times and the price of gasoline. I will miss this car dearly but our growing family needs something bigger. I know you would get just as much fun out of it as I did. Low miles, great mpg and with all the bells and whistles, you can't go wrong purchasing this car! Makes a great graduation present or any fun, economical car to own!! MUST BUY!!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Grayson writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible Review
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2

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Great for resort and/or city driving. Outstanding in the rain and snow. I wish I got the hardtop w/ turbo or the TDI

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At 119,000 miles had to get rid of it! The transmission was soon needing to be replaced for $4,300 and the top started to leak $3,500 to replace.

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It Will Not Disappoint You ... And Makes A Positive Statement Where Ever You May Travel!! — Fun car to drive with the top up or down. Acceleration is just okay. Not what I'd like. It is a very heavy and solid drive that corners at high speed extremely well. What I like the very most: there is no change in performance or gas mileage when running the A/C. Outstanding drive in heavy rain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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mtate32 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible Review
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5

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Its a convertible, and its power not manual, heated seats, sport Transmission, Highway gas mileage rocks 24 MPG

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Hard shifting Transmission, city gas mileage poor 18MPG

mtate32
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This Is A Fun Little Car With Alot Of Power For A 2.0l Engine — Rear seating space, is not for adults, and barley accommodates kids. Engine is very peppy especially in Sport mode. Heated seats are a real plus in the winter time. A/C could get colder faster but it does chill down well on the hwy.

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

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Jonathan writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
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Handling and Speed

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A little girly

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Great, Fun, Drivers Car. Speedy — Very cool car, huge fun factor, fast. German handling is a winner. Holds the road well. Easy to control in snow. Well equipped and nice interior. Excellent ergonmics Not hugely practical but makes the best of the shape and interior

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ann writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Review
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manueverability, adorable appearance, size

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Lacks strength and horsepower

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Just Precious.....but Lacks Power And Mass — Just precious, and relatively manuerable....but scary on hills (little horsepower), windy streets, and around any large cars. This little thing wouldn't stand a ice cube's chance in helll against a hummer...

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Bryan writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L TDI Review
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42+ MPG, Sunroof, MP3 Player standard.

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The Germans havent quite perfected the electrical systems yet.

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Diesel Beetle, Cute, Great Fuel Economy! — Only hybrids get better fuel economy, but this will run biodiesel. Handles like an Audi TT, because it is built on the same platform. Never have to tune up, because there are no spark plugs, etc to worry about.

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US40GARAGE writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Convertible Review
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VERY RELIABLE CAR

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SMALL TRUNK SPACE

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Cute — This car is one of my personal favorites. It has a rich history behind it. This car truely shows off its german engineering with slapstick shifting. It has a lot of features that no other car would ever have. Nice comfort

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geniveev writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Review
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Fun fun fun! Rare color, nice cream leather interior with heated front seats, fun to drive.

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Small Trunk and back seats not very accommodating for larger adults.

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Fun! This Car Is Fun To Drive And The Sundown Orange Color Is A Head Turner. — This was my dream car for many years, now that my daughter is older and there are more demands on having more people in my car, I'm finding it too small for my needs at this point in my life.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Raul294 writes:
2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Convertible Review
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Appearance is good in and out.

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If you need to change the battery you are in trouble.

Raul294
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I Like It. — Gas mileage is good and is fun to drive specially with top down. Front seats are very spacious and comfortable. Accelaraton is slow but then again is four cylinder.

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