2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible User Reviews
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- $5,403 - $6,464
- No trim specified for this review
- The red convertible is a beautiful looking car and catches peoples' eye.
- Check engine light stays on. VW says it's a computer problem which they can't resolve.
I loved the car when we first got it. I have had several VWs since I was a kid. My 1968 and 69 had problems but my 74 lasted for 17 years and I got what I paid for it new.
So, I decided to buy a new convertible turbo in 2005. In the first 500 miles, the check engine light came on when it started up and stayed on. We took it to the dealership and they were the rudest people I have ever dealt with. I reported them to VW of America and they were just as bad. They said they couldn't fix the problem because it was a computer problem and the techs hadn't a cure for it, yet.
I found the solution was to disconnect the red battery cable in the engine and the engine light would reset. But the problem is due to an engine misfire. Don't let VW tell you they will pay a month's payment to make you feel better. By doing this, you give up your rights to abitration or to have it considered a "lemon" by law.
Take it from me, they aren't built like they used to be and arrogance is there motto instead of customer satisfaction.
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