2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
There are 2 user reviews for the GLS 1.9L TDI trim shown below
- Fun to look at, fun to drive (when the transmission isn't eating itself)
- Transmission problems, expensive to maintain, poor service
I have a 2002 turbo diesel which I absolutely adored up until the past few months. As stated in an earlier review, it cost over $100 just to replace a headlight, for which the bulb costs a mere $8.00. Seems you have to dismantle the engine in order to get to the headlight. Do it yourself oil changes aren't gonna happen, either....and the nice folks at Jiffy Lube won't even attempt to go there. Rolled my electric window down on a nice sunny day last summer and it wouldn't roll back up. At least that was under warranty.
My bug has 57,000 miles on it and the transmission very thoughtfully decided to self destruct. It sounded like it was eating itself. Hauled it to a nearby dealership in Northern KY (Florence) and went through 98 forms of Hell getting it serviced. First they gave me the "dumb old girl" treatment, then tried to tell me that the throttle body was gummed up and the transmission was fine. Finally got them to tear into the transmission and it was full of metal shavings. They then proceeded to try and convince me it was not under warranty. I had to call VW USA straighten it out. Hey...anyone wanna buy a Bug?? Cheap?...read morehide
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- 50 MPG
- expensive maintenance schedule, arm rest broke - $300 to repair!
The mileage is great with the diesel not noisy as other diesel's. The comfort is great, but for a long trip, the lower back could use a little more support.
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