2003 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Volkswagen continued to expand its line of Beetles in 2003 with the addition of the Cabriolet (i.e. convertible), which was available in two trim packages, the GL and the GLX 1.8T Turbo. And perhaps that typifies the most significant development for 2003 -- the fact that the Beetle was available in no less the 12 trim packages, offering something for just about every driver.

The other significant trend was the fact that a number of features that were available as options in previous years were now standard equipment on a wide range of trim packages. Power windows, for instance, were now standard across the line, as were power door locks, front and side airbags, power heated mirrors, a lighted entry system, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, and an anti-theft alarm system.

With so much to choose from, including a wide range of options, it's no wonder that Beetle owners were very enthusiastic about their cars, for the most part. The car's styling, handling, and fuel economy were considered positive features, while drivers had some problems with the limited space in the trunk and rear seat, and the comfort level on long trips. Despite those issue, the Beetle continued to be extremely popular.


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    Drivers Side Door Card Not Working

    I need help.... I bought a 53 plate beetle last week the boy said the mirrors and the locking and the window at drivers side doesn't work, I thought it was a fuse I have checked all the fuses and t...

    9 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    How Do I Reset The Anti Theft On My 2003 Volkswagen Beetle

    When I got the car amen did something and said that he hit the reset switch on it for the anti theft system now the car won't start again I unhook the battery to replace it and it hasn't started si...

    9 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    Vw Beetle Electrical

    While driving head lights wipers turn signals heater fan brake light's everything important stopped working what happened??

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

    2003 Beetle Gls 1.8turbo Engine Repair

    Temperature light came on stared decreasing in power I pulled over oil light came on I turned the car off and it wouldn't start again..had a coolant leak

    12 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

    2003 Vw Beetle New Battery Hook Up

    I have a 2003 vw beetle and I went to put in a new battery and when I went to start the car it wouldn't start and a loud burst happened on the left side of the engine followed by white smoke and a...

    17 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)