2004 Volkswagen Beetle User Reviews

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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle Review
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    5
    Great cars as long as they arent having issues!!! I have owned 5 and love the little turbo engines. Not as peppy as a cooper S though
    Family Car Ranked 2005 MINI Cooper better.
    "more leg room in the back. You can not face a baby backwards in a car seat in a beelte!!!!"
    Value Ranked 2005 MINI Cooper worse.
    "Better quality, its a BMW how can you go wrong. Pricy though!"
    Would Buy Ranked 2005 MINI Cooper better.
    "If money isnt an option the cooper is just better built and better looking, way more sporty too! However beetles are a great value for the money! I paid $2800 for beetle compared to $9k for a comparable year and mileage of the cooper s"
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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Review
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    125

    This Little Bug Will Only Break Your Heart. — This car was my dream car when I bought it, but now it is just a money sucker. I have put in the same amount in repairs as I put in to purchase it and all of the problems are still not fixed. Breaks needed replaced. The air pump, timing chain, throttle control, and ignition coil have all died while I was driving it and gave no warning as to when those would happen. Mechanics would say the car is fine and then one thing after the other would happen. The car has been in the shop at least 8 times in the past two months. All the dealers that fix it charge way too much since it is a foreign car. While this car is cute and fun to drive, it is absolutely not worth the repairs. Never buying VW again.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: sunroof.

    Cons: repairs

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible Review
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    Great Little Car. Probably Be A Classic Someday. — I like the quick pickup, overall sporty look of convertible, and gas mileage. Dislike the fact that there's no factory installed CD player (only a Cassette player). This is weird for a 2004 model. CD's aren't commonplace in Germany or what?

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Good looking car...good gas mileage...quick pickup for a 4-cyl

    Cons: Even though it's a 2004 model, there's no factory installed CD player (only cassette).

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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Convertible Review
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    Looks Great. — I like the look of the New Beetle. Driving it is fun. But I knew when I bought it there would be problems. I bought an extended warranty and over $13,000 dollars went into the car in the 4 years I have owned it.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: It's fun to drive and it is cute to look at.
    It makes me smile.

    Cons: Cost of repairs is expensive. Window regulators break constantly. Replaced each one a minimum of 3 times.

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    Tears Of A Clown Ca — This car is screaming yellow and very cute. I get lots of positive comments from others. The front seat is very roomy and comfortable. The car is built solidly and I do feel safe in it even though I've heard horror stories about having a wreck in one. I bought it used and with what I thought were some minor problems. However, the mechanic told me the costs to repair these minor problems would be excessive. For example, in the Pontiac I used to drive, I got the fuel filter changed for free with an oil change. Now, in the bug, it costs over $60 plus tax just to get the fuel filter changed. Wow!!! You can't get away from the fact that it's a blast to drive though.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: I primarily zip around town.  This car is a great little zipper!

    Cons: Repair costs are awful!!!

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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Convertible Review
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    Biggest Waste Of Money On The Road. Buy A Yugo Over This... — We bought it pre-certified from the VW dealer in 2005. This convertible is the biggest piece of **** we have ever had. We have spent THOUDSANDS of dollars fixing this car. Now that the warranty ran out we need to pay 1600 for an ignition coil (car loses power and stalls out in the middle of intersections) and the back two windows are stuck in the down position. Please sell this calr asap if you have it!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Pretty car

    Cons: falls apart like a child's toy

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8L Convertible Review
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    Worth Buying — This car was amazing I miss it terribly it drove like a dream looked good and was roomy downfalls with this car though is they has a week body structure and constantly blow sensors a little stupid things go wrong with the car

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Cute

    Cons: Expensive to repair

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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S Review
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    The Coolest And Sexiest Car In The World — this is 1 cool car to drive get attention from everyone they all look specially if your a guy driving it. others come and go but this remains it never gets old if you pull up outside Monte Carlo in a 3 years old Mercedes it shows your poor but if you do same with a 10 years old Beetle it shows your style and character. i recommend this car to everyone. it is built to last just like a German U-Boat and its solid like Panzar Tank what mroe can i say

    Pros: fantastic amazeing sexy

    Cons: none

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L Review
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    My Vw — ho wouldn't love driving Herbie!!! He's cute, excellent handling, acceleration, braking and general performance, built to last (we're at 74,000 and going great), cute appearance (great space pod), wonderful gas milage (average 38 on trips and 28-30 in town), has been a low maintenance vehicle (other than oil changes and a few bulbs (which I've learned to change myself) cos of ownership has been low, and on a scale of 1-10 fun factor is a 15!!!!!

    Pros: Cute, great gas mileage, great performance, and really fun to drive

    Cons: none

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful.
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    2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0L Convertible Review
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    105

    Your Answer To Attention Seeking On The Road Lol! — Exciting and fun car to own and drive, looks fantastic with the top down! Performance is not bad, with good pick up on the 2L 8V engine which used to power the older generation Golf GTi. Interior is pretty simple and functional, except that huge long dashboard, not too friendly for Spore car market as I need to stretch to reach my IU for my cashcard, trick is to keep separate cashcard for manual parking. Definitely a good-looker on the road, not very common, and if you are into seeking a second glance from other road users, this car will do the trick nicely. Practicality is pretty much on the low side, tighter rear legroom due to additional safety feature in the rear, and a relatively almost useless trunk space! Solidly built soft-top, windnoise hardly intrusive when driving top-up even at highspeed cruising up to 120km/h, and body is solidly built without the common body jerk, as compared to Peugeots and Renaults CCs. Swaped my original VW 16" grandma rims for a set of sporty 17" wheels, while ride quality suffers a bit but sure looks much better! Suspension a bit on the softer side, but not too bad for a heavy car. Gas consumption is a bit on the less economical side, at approximately 390km per approximatelly 50L full tank, mixed city/ expressways driving, usually lasts me for a week. Probably will keep this for a while before I decide on a new convertible... maybe the Volvo C70, Audi A4 Convertible or BMW 6-series convertible.

    Pros: Excellent looks and lifestyle purchase

    Cons: Impractical unless you are really single

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful.
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    2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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    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

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    2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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