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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 29/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Manual, 5-Spd
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Mexico

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.9
Out of 10

Based on 1103 Ratings for the 1998 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.3/10
    Quality
    7.0/10
  • Reliability
    7.2/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    7.6/10
    Styling
    7.9/10

Do not buy!

By on Monday, April 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 235,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Cup holders, smells like crayons, unreliable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have had this car for almost 2 years now and it has to be the most unreliable car I have ever driven. I can name very few things that we have not had to replace on it in the short amount of time that I have owned it. I hate my car and I am incredibly ready for a new one. As a college student, I need something that isn't going to break on my way home and cause and accident but I can not count on this car for that."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

LUV MY BUG!

By on Saturday, April 11, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 78,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, practical, reliable"

Cons: "No compass, no MP3 connection."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

St Nick loves riding in the back of Blondie!

"I bought my convertible Beetle used nearly five years ago, as a certified used vehicle. I love this little car as much now as I did the day I bought it! I've traveled back & forth across the U.S. many times in the past five years without a single issue EVER. I have a small business (which is the reason for the cross-country travel) and constantly amaze people with the amount of product I can pack into this little jewel! The only "problem" I've ever had with this car was the volume knob on the radio started acting up - I took it to the dealer, the radio was promptly replaced, and the car's been good as new ever since. I'm meticulous about keeping the maintenance done and I'm a fairly conservative driver - I drive fast on the highway but don't tailgate and don't ride the brakes - with the maintenance kept up and the lack of abuse this car is like new inside & out. When I don't have the car packed with product, and the weather's nice, it is pure joy to ride with the top down. Gas mileage is always very good (averages 30 mph overall) and the reliability is immeasurable to me. The only thing that would convince me to get ride of this car is the opportunity to upgrade to the new generation convertible Beetle - LOVE the new look even more than my Blondie's look!"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

St Nick loves riding in the back of Blondie!

Pretty good car

By on Friday, April 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun cute car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I really like the new beetle I would buy and drive another one, a newer one than the 2001 but I don't like the latest model."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

amazing car

By on Tuesday, March 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great highway and around town car."

Cons: "cup holders are crummy short things."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"love this car, not sure what I will replace it with when I have to let it go. has been completely reliable, comfortable, affordable and efficient. love the heated seats, sun roof and spaciousness of the interior."

Avoid this car

By on Tuesday, February 17, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I love and hate this car. It is satisfying to drive, but it is the least reliable vehicle I have ever owned. If you want a turbo charged car to fix up, this is the one. Just make sure that it isn't your primary or secondary vehicle!"

12 people out of 15 found this review helpful

limited edition color,it drives very smooth

By on Monday, February 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 80,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "fun car step on the gas and it really goes."

Cons: "not as good on gas"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"The car is a limited edition color has everything in it including heated seats. It is a smooth riding car no matter what speed you are going. I am only selling it because I would like a bigger car. Is not driven in the winter."

10 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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