2004 Volkswagen New Beetle User Reviews
Turbo S 1.8L shown
- $3,775 - $5,805
- No trim specified for this review
I PURCHASED A 2003 NEW BEETLE AND IT HAS HAD TOO MANY PROBLEMS. THE A/C DOES NOT WORK, THE INTERIOR PEELS, THERE ARE PLENTY OF NOISES THAT IT MAKES, THEY REPLACED MY TRANSMISSION, IT IDLES ROUGH ALL THE TIME. UNFORTUNATLY, THE DEALERSHIP (TRANS-OCEAN PASADENA, CA)IS NO HELP! THERE IS A MALFUNTION IN THIS CAR THAT I KNOW CAN HAPPEN TO OTHERS. MY CAR SUDDLENLY STARTED "MELTING DOWN" AFTER DRIVING IT OVER 80 MILES. IF A BYSTANDAD WOULDN'T OF HELPED ME IT WOULD HAVE COUGHT ON FIRE!! EVEN THOUGH IT IS UNDER WARRANTY, THE DEALERSHIP STATED THAT BECAUSE IT ALMOST CAUGHT ON FIRE, "THE EVIDANCE IS BURNED" THEREFORE THERE IS NO WAY TO PROOVE THAT THE CAUSE OF THE MELT DOWN WAS DUE TO A FACTORY OR MANUFACTOR DEFECT. IRINICALLY ENOUGH, I HAVE READ OTHER SITUATIONS SIMILAR TO MINE AND I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS SOMETHING SERIOUSLY WRONG WITH THIS CAR & THE MANUFACTURER DOES NOT WANT TO ADMIT IT! AS THE MANAGER AT TRANS-OCEAN TOLD ME, "VOLKSWAGEN WILL TRY HARD TO NOT PAY FOR ANY DAMAGES AND WILL DO WHAT IT TAKES SO THAT THEY WON'T".NOW MY CAR IS CONSIDERED A TOTAL LOSS DUE TO "ELECTRICAL PROBLEMS" THAT CAUSED A MELT DOWN AND I AM LEFT PAYING MY INSURANCE TO COVER FOR DAMAGES, AND I MUST CONTINUE MAKING PAYMENTS ON A CAR THAT I NO LONGER HAVE WHEN THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKEN CARE OF BY THE DEALERSHIP AND VOLSWAGEN AMERICA WHEN I TOOK MY CAR IN NUMEROUS TIMES. THERE WAS ALWAYS A PROBLEM WITH MY CAR, THEY JUST NEVER FOUND IT!PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE AND DO NOT BUY A NEW BEETLE-- YOU CAN RESIST, EVEN THOUGH IT'S CUTE!!
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