2003 Volkswagen Beetle Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2003 Volkswagen Beetle against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SReview
Jeanine writes:
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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.)

Pros: Is Awesome

Cons: Read my Blurb

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SReview
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Love It — I loved my car, it was me it was very dependable and i loved it, but i got in a wreck and it was taken from me:( but it was way fun to drive!! buy one! i miss mine lots!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: it was fun to drive and dress up, mine had chrome wheels

Cons: you had to take everything in to the VW place you couldnt replace the battery yourself!

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SReview
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2003 Turbo Review. — Good aceleration. Great breaking and handling. The only repairs it has need so far is 1 or 2 bulb replacements. I like the exterior color an I absolutley love the interior! It's so pretty. It goods good gas mileage although it does need 91 or higher octane rating in gas. It's super fun to drive. I love it! Good for short trips or long trips!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good handling, braking. Beautiful interior. Good gas mileage. Super fun to drive & easy to park!

Cons: Not that much room for storage.

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SReview
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I Love It!!!! — Oh man. . . My 2003 Turbo S bug is my first car, but my mom has a new Mustang, and I know I'm a bit biased, but mine is so much better. It drives better, accelerates faster, and gets better gas mileage. It's bright blue so it's very easily distinguishable and looks fun and peppy. Which is my personality to a tee. And even though it's really not, the interior looks as if it were personalized just for my car. Which is absolutely awesome. The rear spoiler confused me to death at first, but once I read the owner's manual and found out what it was, I think it's cool and all of my friends are amazed :P They all want to ride with me everywhere I go. . . Which leads to the only problem--It doesn't hold quite enough people!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: fun, fast, and funky

Cons: It's pretty little, which could also be a pro.

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0LReview
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Good On Gas, And Fun To Drive! — Ok at acceleration, fast once it speeds up. Transmission catches sometimes when trying to speed up from a slow speed too fast. The Cup holders SUCK!!!! The cream seats suck because they attract too many stains. Gas is great, and yes it's fun to drive!! :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Cute!

Cons: slowish, bad at taking off in snow

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SReview
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Murdered Bug — love this car! i never thought a stock beetle would be this quick! when it's running right the ride is perfect!! this car is so fun to drive! gas mileage is great and you should just have to do the regular scheduled maintenance. i've had to repair it a couple times already! the water pump has gone out twice and i did a partial rebuild of the motor and at about 120 thousand miles i am replacing the clutch and flywheel! the interior and exterior are perfect and nothing beats the sound of my turbo winding up!!!

Pros: Turbo and Bliss

Cons: build quality is for the birds!!

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SReview
Carmen writes:
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Why By Beetle Is The Best — my car is the best looking beetle around it is the top line of the beetles in the USA it is 180hp 210 torque it is a blast to drive i love taking it up the canyon or on the black top

Pros: its fast and cute

Cons: not fast enough sometimes lol

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL TDiReview
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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!

Pros: AWESOME gas mileage, fun to drive

Cons: Cheap knobs inside, NO room in the backseat

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDiReview
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Super Sweet Beetle Mania — lovely curvy appearance, not a corner on it inside or out, funky flower, people wave at you and bug punch each other when you drive by! its fun to drive and as a 1.9 tdi its quick too,. highly torqued and good mpg. I love it to bits would only swap it for another one. and with a child seat its great, what other car can you climb in and stand up in on rainy days!!! Built like a tank, strong and ealiy maintained. only issue is people on the road misjudge where it is and tend to hit it alot!

Pros: curvy, fun to drive, cute face!

Cons: people hit it alot! smallish boot space (even smaller on the cabriolet)

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0LReview
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Beetle 2.0l — It is by far the best car i have ever owned... much better than the golf that it is based on... don't believe anything you hear about them, they are fun to be in and handle really well, i have 17inch wheels on mine, which makes the ride much more positive. As for interior space, i use mine to transport my 2 kids around in, and the 3 wheel pushchair.. weekly shop all with ease!

Pros: fun, exciting, eye catching and great to drive

Cons: the thought of ever having to part with it

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