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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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Volkswagen Beetle Questions

GAS TAnk

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Convertible Top

My convertible top won't go up or down and won't do anything what's wrong with the motor

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VW Beetle Power Windows

I have a 2003 beetle. My driver side power window switch will not lower either of the two windows. The passenger side power window switch will lower and raise the passenger side window.

Sensors On Car

How many sensors are on my 2003 VW beetle

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Is there a way to hot wire my car? I can't afford to buy a key an have it programmed.