2001 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8T from North America
Bad electronic coil pack, car died on road trip in Canada, Leaving us stranded with no transportation.
Still unexplained electronic gremlins that rendered the car undriveable, dealer refused to explain further, demanded $2000.00 to fix!
Peeling interior door handles.
Plastic parts randomly dropping from the sunroof.
Broken center console.
Constant check engine light.
Tape player ate cassettes.
Headlight failure (multiple)
Peppy, reasonably quick and handled well, when it worked at all.
Welcome to my nightmare. We got my wife's "dream car" off a used lot in 05 with 40k, looked clean, drove tight and had the right options and the turbo motor. OK. She drives it for 3 mos. and things start going wrong. Long story short, it nickel and dimed us to death. The car was the worst I have ever owned, and that includes an 82 Escort and an 84 Skylark.
The electrical system gave out in the middle of a road trip to Canada and literally left us stranded in the middle of the road in a different country. $1000us to get us back on the road. Unfortunately the dealership rip off experience does not stop at the US border. Guess what? it happened again 2 weeks later. UNBELIEVABLE prices for parts. We ended up trading it in on a Yaris, and guess what? The poor sod that they resold it to dropped it back off at the dealer the next week, WITH THE KEYS LEFT IN THE IGNITION, INOPERABLE. That's right, the electrical system completely gave out, and the new buyer abandoned it!!! We are talking about a car with 45000 miles on it!!! This car's electrical system was designed by retarded monkeys.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th July, 2007