I bought this a month ago, and love the car! The only irritating thing is the tricky window procedures to get it to seal against the convertible top. There appears to be some mystical process that I cannot figure out to get it to function easily without repeated unlocking on the key and/or turning the car on/off. Other than that, it is really cute and I love it! It is very peppy and reminds me of my Honda CRX.
2002 Volkswagen BeetleMr DIY and wife - Atlanta Area GA01/31/2007
We LOVE the looks of the car.
We like the ride of the car ~ unless you are driving 16+ hours at a stretch ... then the seats get a bit uncomfortable.
We love how spunky our manual transmission is.
This is a FUN car to drive ...
And the price for a USED low mileage Beetle was sweet!
BUT ... loving the drive and owning it are two different things!!
I ABSOLUTE HATE that there is nothing that we can repair ourselves. Open the engine and there is nothing that looks "normal." Chilton's does not even publish a manual for this car ... it is NOT a Do-It-Yourself maintenance car.
Replacing a headlight costs $85!!! OMG ... how insane! The owner's manual advises ... take it to the dealer for changing light bulbs.
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