Volkswagen Beetle Review from Malaysia

2000 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired82000 kilometres
Most recent distance87000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo S40


Wonderful car to own and drive... just be prepared for the costly maintenance..


The leather on the seats are worn out and nothing short of refurbishing it can get the stains out...

The carburetor has to be changed a few weeks after buying the car...

The engine over-heated, the mechanics at VW Cars couldn't figure out what was wrong with it...

Crusing at low speed, the gear change isn't smooth...

General Comments:

The car handles quite well at corners, I'm surprised at how well it handles...

I'm a smoker, so the VW is an awesome car cause no residue of cigarette smells or ash remains in the car if I smoke while the windows and sunroof are opened...

The car attracts attention, unlike my Volvo... a relatively rare car (but more people are buying it) in Malaysia...

Panoromic view... I've not experienced the so called "blind spots" that most other VW Beetle owners complain about (guess I'm either sitting reclined enough or I'm just oblivious to it)

It's surprisingly roomy at the rear (with exception of headroom)... my Audi A4 and my brothers BMW E46 Coupe isn't as comfortable at the rear as the VW...

It's a very well built car overall... my dad was impressed with the VW driving experience that he bought my mom a VW Passat...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th July, 2008

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review