2005 Volkswagen New Beetle User Reviews
GL 2.0L shown
- $4,612 - $5,867
- No trim specified for this review
- Characteristics - fun to drive and just love it to death.
- Headlights and some maintenance costs in beginning
I bought my first New vw beetle in 2001 2.0 GLS (5 speed) mainly to drive it back and forth to school over an hour away because of the good gas mileage. When I first bought my car I had the check engine light come on a few months later which the dealership explained to me that for some reason my beetle had received the incorrect instrument cluster. Weird that it would have received the wrong part but I went with it and got it fixed under warranty. I kept up with the scheduled maintenance of 40K and so forth. I have tried my best to get the oil changed every 3K miles. I know the maintenance book states different but I was raised up to know that when your car hits 3K miles from your last oil change to change the oil. My bettle has had a few various sensors go bad as far as air conditioner and seat belt sensor. These are not fun to pay for or fun to pay the labor to replace them but it has kept my bettle running to my satisfaction. My beetle now has over 92K miles on it, on it's third set of tires and I have to say it has been well worth my money. I had the timing belt changed at 90K and I have no reason to believe it couldn't take 90K more. I recently paid the car off and you couldn't pay me to get rid of it. I love the way it looks and I do my best to keep everything maintained. It has been an excellent car. I would definitely recommend it to someone else. OH before I forget I did see where some people had listed here about how much it costs to change a headlight. I searched on the internet for directions on how to do this - I refused to drive to the dealership to get a BULB changed! I am so used to changing them that I can probably have mine out changed and back in within 15 - 20 minutes with just around $6 or so for the bulb. It is relatively simple to do and if you take precautions like greasing the headlight assembly after the first bulb change it is easy to remove.
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