2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L from North America
Excellent value for the price
Door handles started peeling off. I ended up just peeling off the whole thing.
Automatic down/up windows don't always work on driver's side, so I have to hold down the switch.
Driver's side door makes noise when sunroof is open.
Great car to buy! My Beetle is fun to drive and very comfortable. Fit and finish is excellent. Even since this car was first released 8 years ago, it is much more refined than cars built today.
It took a little while to get used to driving. The dash is so large, but now I can't stand to be in any other car; I feel cramped if I'm not in my Beetle.
Handles superb, but engine could use more power (especially since it's been at 8500 feet elevation all summer). I wish I had the Turbo and five-speed.
The car still looks new, even though it's four years old. The leather is great and heated seats are a must.
The radio is nice, but could use more bass. CD changer works well, but it is the trunk, so I have to pull over on long drives since I can never listen to a whole CD.
I wash it at least once a week and keep it clean. All it needs is some attention and it will last forever!
I've read some of the other Beetle reviews and I have no idea what they are talking about. Also, it seems that some owners don't even know their car (ex: "Temperature is only in Celsius"). These people just need to read their owners manual or watch the video that came with their car!
Volkswagen is one of the best car makers in the world. Their styling and attention to detail is rare. I own a 1972 Super Beetle and that one is still running!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th August, 2004