2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
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Purchased As New
its a fun car, good w/gas a lot of small problems wount buy another again
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- Fun to drive, attractive appearance, good comfort for a small car
- Uses premium gas, above average maintenance costs, finding service besides a VW dealer
I owned a 2004 Converitble. This was one of those love-hate relationships. Loved the way it looked and drove. Hated the cost to maintain, and the inconvenience. For one, if you don't live near a VW dealer don't buy this car. Most repair shops don't have the diagnostic equipment for this car, which means a trip to the dealer. In my case, that was a 112 mi drive. I will say that the service was excellent, it was just getting there that was the problem. If you still want to buy one of these, get a 2007 or 2008, avoid the earlier models. They redisigned the top mechanism as the earlier models were problematic. Also, the earlier models had problems with the power windows. At some point you will have to replace that top, and currently the price for the top (cover only) is about $1000.00 plus installation....read morehide
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- GREAT GAS MILAGE, SPORTY AND CUTE
- I HONESTLY DON'T HAVE ANY
I LOVE MY 2008 CONVERTIBLE BEETLE. IT'S THE BEST CAR I'VE EVER OWNED. I HAVE A 2004 CHEVY TAHOE THAT JUST EATS UP THE GAS. SO WE DECIDED TO GET A SMALLER CAR AND ONLY DRIVE THE TAHOE WHEN WE HAVE TO. I CAN GO 2 WEEKS ON A FULL TANK IT'S GREAT. IT HAS GREAT POWER FOR SUCH A SMALL CAR. I LOVE ALL OF IT....read morehide
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- ???i know what to put here but im just so tired???
OKAY! this car has saved me so much on gas money that i can go to TARGET and buy myself food for the week and again this car is a great money saver and i highly suggest that if your in trouble with gas prices forget your big pickup SUV or whatever and get yourself a bug man i mean if your a guy same thing forget what other people say just be like i have a car that saves money and your rolling yourself to the bank to pay up 4 that money eater besides if your a guy forget the flower vase and just make this car your own break it in put racing seats playboy rabbit decal whatever you want just dont go back to getting yourself to the bank every 4 days this car is great and if people dont belive me go see it for yourself......read morehide
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- Excellent fuel economy, and beautiful!
- Need extra compartments to stash away valuables and other items.
I recently purchased a VW Beetle Convertable. I previously leased a Mercedes Benz E320W and did not continue my lease for a few reasons. #1 Wanted to decrease my monthly payments, #2 Wanted a smaller vehicle, #3 Wanted to save on gas.
And with the VW I got all three.
However I find that I was accustomed to the many internal compartments that the Mercedes offered me as a woman. I like to have different compartments to stash away items that I may need to have accessible to me.
In the VW there is no place to put my spare change, that is out of sight. Also I was accustomed to compartments under my seat, however there is none in the VW. I know my "Gecko Green" VW is small, however I can see where allowances can be made for closed compartments.
I love my new VW but there is no place to stash my itmes out of view. I think it would benefit the company to consider this in the future and not overlook this area of necessity....read morehide
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- Good gas mileage, zippy, easy to park
- Electrical problems, expensive repairs, shoddy workmanship, unreliable, worst car I've ever owned
My experience with my 2001 New Beetle
$125 to replace a front light bulb, muffler welds (muffler came loose) came apart 15 months after I purchased the car new and repair was not covered by warranty, interior started peeling, drivers side window fell into the door and could not be raised back up, interior lights wouldn't turn off, uncommon tire size meant expensive to replace tires, battery was placed under front fender flare meaning engine had to be partially removed to replace a battery.
Another friend that had a New Beetle had a sun roof that opened and closed on its own.
No car mechanics except VW dealers and shops that specialized in VW's would touch the car.
No wonder this car is always on the worst cars to own list.
I went back to owning a Japanese car after dealing with the horrible mess known as the New Beetle....read morehide
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