2003 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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 S Review
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    35

    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 S Review
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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 S Review
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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 2.0L Review
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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 S Review
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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 S Review
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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 TDi Review
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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 TDi Review
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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 2.0L Review
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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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    2003 Volkswagen Beetle Review
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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!!

    Pros: 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!

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

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2014 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Best Bug Ever By Sean

    I LOVE my 2014 Beetle turbo R-Line. Best Car I have owned in my life!!!!! Test drive one and see how far the Beetle has come! 2015 is the year of the Beetle!!!!! I did not want a golf or a GTI. VW has... Read More

    2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    Just Fun By HEADBANGER

    It small,quick and GREAT on GAS and really fun to drive on a out of town road trip where you can really open it up and feel the power of the turbo and handing...don't forget who it's cousin is PORSCHE... Read More

    My Best Ride Ever By johnsteve

    I like it and that's why I bought one for my wife in red. She loves it. Great looking car, fun to drive and good mpg- Just enough tech. The third day I had it we drove 438 miles to Atlantic City and i... Read More

    2012 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    2012 Beetle Is Worth A Look-see. By Scott

    Compared to our 2007 Beetle, handling is better, acceleration is better. Interior is nicer with retro accents and more storage. The audio is a nice addition and the NAV seems adequate. The allo... Read More

    Super Sassy By kristig123

    This is a fun, eye catching ride. Its very shiny and clean inside. The leather sets are nice and soft, and wait for it...... heated!! It has bluetooth and led lighting around the speakers and on the ... Read More

    2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    My Favorite Car By Sheunique

    I love New Beetles. My first one was the 1998 model and it was white. My husband wanted to to get the new body style, but I don't like it. Nice for small family and pets. The trunk hold much more than... Read More

    An Awesome Convertible For A Great Price By minie_riley123

    What sold me on this car was the looks of it especially in white, and cool it looks. It turned my head each and every time I saw one on the street. It has never been in the shop, well actually to pu... Read More

    2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

    A Fun Little Car To Play In! By sunflowergal

    This car is great for a single person or couple but the back seat will not accommodate a car seat and growing toddler. The car is not made to carry any cargo. It would be perfect for a second car! Read More

    This Has Been A Great Car To Drive By NanasCar

    The heated seats are awesome and the security system is wonderful. Really good tires. Love the car. I'd say the only negative would be getting into the back seat... it's kind of hard for adults... b... Read More

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