2003 Volkswagen Beetle Top Comparisons

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2003 Volkswagen BeetleReview
Erika writes:
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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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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS TDiReview
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Fun Car/amazing Mpg — I'm 6'6" and I still have headroom to spare. The Beetle is peppy, handles well and with the 5 speed and TDI I get a real world 45mpg! I love it!

Pros: Fun to look at and to drive

Cons: not much luggage space - but that's what roof racks are for!

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ConvertibleReview
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I Like It, But I'd Prefer More Power :) — it's a love hate relationship. love the 'cute' aspect of it, and the fact that EVERYONE i know can spot me...they all know my car. But I have had problems with lights, and other electrical things...and a problem with the room detaching from the rear window. 0.0. also, there are quite a few blind spots in the car, but it just takes time getting used to.

Pros: way cute

Cons: cupholders, lol, and not enough vrrrooom vrrrooom

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SReview
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Sportiest Production Bug. Fun, Hot Wheels — Fun, eye catching, fast bug. Great Reflex Yellow color. This car was fun and always had people looking. Have to love the bug culture and the people. Just plain fun and peppy and hippyish... gotta love that. Great gas mileage. Negatives: huge dashboard and front windshield, sunshades often useless, bad turning radius

Pros: Fun, cool, fast production bug

Cons: noisy rear spoiler, turning radius, sunshades, huge windshield and dashboard

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0LReview
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Great Car — I loved this car had to get a bigger vehicle do to kids older and bigger other than that no complaints durable and reliable easy to park and navigates well in traffic and gets great gas mileage you won't be disappointed with car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is great on gas mileage, room and comfort

Cons: Nothing worth mentioning

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo SReview
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Great Driving Car That's Economical — A beautiful car to drive. I averaged between 25 - 30 mpg. It has a fabulous sound system. The handling is excellent with outstanding braking and overall safety. The Audi/ Porsche steering combined with 17 inch wheels provides outstanding control in all conditions.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: This car is essentially an Audio TT turbo dressed up like a Beetle. It's a blast to drive, handles likes it's on rails and looks great!

Cons: Some parts can be harder to find since it's a limited edition but I never had a problem ultimately locating what I needed. Requires premium gas.

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Review
Dustin says:
Got this right after it rolled over 100,000 miles. Currently has an electrical issue with the radio, P0420 code, and power steering leak. Other than that it runs fine. Although Im not a huge fan of the automatic transmission. Its a little jerky sometimes. Some plastics are broken and worn, interior quickly got rough, and my heat is stuck on because the dial/switch for cold and hear doesnt work. I was also hoping it would get better gas mileage, I mean it is a 2.0 liter engine and the car is tiny.
vs2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer EXT LT 4WD
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L winning categories:
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T Review
Natalie says:
Just purchased this cutie. So far great car to drive with good power in the turbo engine. Love the moon-roof never had one before. Look forward to customizing it to make it uniquely my own.
vs2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L FWD
2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T winning categories:
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Back Seats Ranked 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L FWD worse.
"They are a two toned leather with blue and black. The Santa Fe has great back seats too."
Family Car Ranked 2003 Hyundai Santa Fe 2.4L FWD better.
"Tons of space inside."
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle Review
GuruD7SB9 says:
Rattly. small seats. very problematic.
vs2003 MINI Cooper Base
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Power Ranked 2003 MINI Cooper Base worse.
"Larger engine"
Front Seats Ranked 2003 MINI Cooper Base better.
"More bolstering and height adjustment"
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