2000 Volkswagen Beetle GLX 1.9 tdi from North America


Engine shuts off unexpectedly when have the AC on..or even the radio.

Electronic control unit was replaced.

VW replaced the ABS system..due to the recall on this year..2001..but soon after, another problem occurred..they replaced the seat belt sensor..

Now, my 2 year warranty on the beetle is up, and I'm having more problems than ever with this car. Within the past couple of days, notices that whenever I try to accelerate to a different speed, the car shudders, and drops back in speed. Also, the ABS light flashes infrequently. I'm trying to sell this car..because I'm just sick of vw in general..would strongly advise people to never lease from vw..and read all reviews on the cars they're thinking about buying.

The fuel sensor went bad..reset the fuse..it works OK..for now.

Car would stick in gears..would not get out of park..vw dealership replaced the brake light switch..

General Comments:

Would tell people who are thinking of leasing from vw: DON'T!! You get stuck in one of the worst leases..and all that money you just paid goes for nothing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 3rd March, 2004

2000 Volkswagen Beetle from North America


This car is a bad deal


The engine was replaced at 32,000 miles, due to major oil loss and other fluids leaking into the oil.

The new engine leaks oil.

Rear brake calipers are bad, causing me to replace the pads early.

Driver side window does not work in the winter. Therefore, I either don't use it or I take it in for repair every year.

Hatch door doesn't always unlatch.

The interior door handles are peeling.

In very cold temperatures, the dashboard clicks like the turn signal is on, when its not.

General Comments:

It is a fun car to drive. Although, I am so sad that it was poorly engineered.

Thank God I bought the extended warranty.

I have had VW's for ten years, but no more. I am a Toyota lover now.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th February, 2004

1st Nov 2004, 07:25

I had my engine replaced at around 30,000 miles. The water pump failed and caused the engine to overheat. The problem with these car are 2 things:

1. There is no engine temperature gauge, thus if probs occur, then its too late to notice.

2. The dealers are so unhelpful. They are not interested in your problem, they just want to sell you a new (overpriced) car.

John - High Wycombe, Bucks, UK.

2000 Volkswagen Beetle from North America


Buyers beware, research this vehicle before buying... while fun and friendly a warranty is a must!


Battery has died twice in less than three months of owning the used VW Beetle.

Alternator was replaced within two months of owning the used VW Beetle.

Slight chipping of paint on side mirrors.

Trunk latch has some trouble opening - this may be an eletrical issue.

Power window switches are slow... will need to be replaced soon.

General Comments:

Overall paint job is beautiful & unique.

The used VW Beetle drives smooth & with great zip.

The entire stereo system is great!

The Beetle's back seat is a bit uncomfortable for more than an hour drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd January, 2004

2000 Volkswagen Beetle from North America


Without a free extended warranty covering their parts only, I'd not offer ye a 100 for the Beetle


The sun/moon roof wouldn't open, a piece was still in it from manufacture, had to take to dealer to have piece removed.

Trunk latch: worked sometimes

Gas latch: broke twice, wouldn't open.

Key's supplied by dealer for electric door unlocks quit working two months into lease, called dealer and for 160.00 we could have two new ones, still manually opening doors.

Power window switches have failed four times, been to shop four times to replace, 1st time there cost, 2nd time they pay for part we paid for labor, 3rd & 4th time we paid for both.

Engine light comes on and off.

General Comments:

It's great on gas and a cute car.

I have seen multiple complaints about the VW Beetle and we all seem to have the same problems, is their anyway we can get reimbursed for the repairs we've had to pay for on parts that are apparently defective on a multitude of beetles?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th November, 2003