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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 28/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Mexico

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.9
Out of 10

Based on 1082 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

Have really enjoyed car. Still do!

By on Sunday, October 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 55,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Everything about the vehicle except cost keys."

Cons: "Really have no cons."

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

"Am 70 yrs. old and have owned over 20+ different vehicles in my lifetime. This is among the top 5 vehicles I have owned."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Old Girl keeps on Going

By on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Cute, lot's of character, reliable with upkeep"

Cons: "Interior all plastic, headliner rotted"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I've maintained and driven this car since 2001. I'm the second owner and it's been worth every penny to keep it going. I've replaced the water pump, alternator, radiator, complete air conditioning, 4 batteries, 3 sets of tires, brakes, clutch and throw out bearing, catalytic converter, timing belt, replaced falling down headliner and bought some used door panels. All this over a 13 year period. It's still been cheaper than a car payment. What can I say, she's an old girl now. I'm bringing it in tomorrow to have the shifter and cables replaced because it won't go in reverse as of 3 days ago. I wish there wasn't so much plastic because this Florida heat eats plastic."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

nice looking car, good road handling

By on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 57,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "nice to drive"

Cons: "too many mechanical problems"

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

"has many mechanical problems- car has only 57,000 miles on it and has vacuum pump leak, main seal leak, water pump leak. getting fixed for $2,400.00. would not recommend anyone taking on a VW product unless they have very deep pockets"

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Solid low mileage example of the Beetle -

By on Friday, September 26, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "great price - solid, reliable and fun!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"good solid driver, vehicle has low mileage - have recently gone thru all fuel and emissions system / tune up. Mechanically sound - minor scratches to right side lower trim piece. Vehicle fun to drive / performance is exemplary - good, reliable / be a good first time vehicle for young adult."

3 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great car still amazed at 50 mpg after 250000 mi.

By on Saturday, September 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "50 mpg car still looks new"

Cons: "Could get 60 mpg?"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Aside from 2 or 3 small issues from when car was new that dealer could not take care of, it's been trouble free for 11 years."

13 people out of 20 found this review helpful

the best and most enjoyable car!

By on Sunday, September 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

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
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "blast to drive, everyone smiles when they see it."

Cons: "cup holder only holds soda cans"

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

"with the turbo engine it rocks! and being bright yellow it always seems to bring smiles to anyone who sees it. it has held up awesomely with only a few small problems over the last 13 years. the cup holder is great for soda cans only, the rear hatch is sticky to open sometimes. gas mileage has been very good 25-32mpg. we change the oil every 5k miles with good synthetic and use the dealer when we have issues. the new beetle looks good and if we ever wear this one out we will probably get another one."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

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