2000 Volkswagen Beetle Highline 2.0 from South Africa
Awesome cool car for an independent couple prior to having children
The CV joints were replaced before delivery.
The auto window cable in driver side door broke - new part was R1000.00 fitted.
The ESP warning light keeps on coming on lately - not sure why.
The red water temperature light flashes every 2-3 weeks - topping up the water reservoir resolves it. Why is it using so much water?
Some strange knocking sound on the lower control arms or somewhere on the front suspension.
The dash/trim inside is soft and very fragile - inside panels gadgets loosely fitted. I think this is common with this generation VW.
Not enough boot space for family camping trips... hence selling...
A very nice drive for a sports coupe. Some say it's a woman's car. I think it's rather cool, and the 2.0 litre powerhouse performs well.
Fuel consumption is good for a 2 litre. Some conversions could save you a litre per 100km's (chip and freeflow exhaust system), but might cost R5000.
Very nice driving experience. Seems to be a reliable starter and runner for town drives.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th May, 2012