2002 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L from North America
Great look, poorly manufactured
The problems with my Beetle first started about a week after I got it when the paint started bubbling on the inside of the driver's door.
About a month later, the inside door handles started peeling, on both sides. And to date have been replaced 4 times.
On my 15,000 oil change, my window defoggers had to be replaced.
When the car was taken to have the paint fixed on the inside driver's door, we found out that the fuel pump was "electrically damaged" and we had to pay $600 to replace.
Upon bringing the car home, my driver's side window buttons were not even placed in the door frame correctly, and when I stopped to get gas, my gas cap button did not work, and we had to take the car back to the dealership, 100 miles away, to have the cable repaired.
On one visit to have the oil changed, a large tear was made down the front of the driver's seat, it wasn't found until we got home, then had to be replaced.
I received my car as a gift for graduation from my parent's, I loved the New Beetles, but now I am so frustrated with it, because my parents have to take me to school on the day's that something is wrong with it, and then have to make a 100 miles. trip in the opposite direction to have parts replaced. I could have bought a GM product, and received a discount because a family member works with them, but I really wanted a Beetle, it was a huge mistake. I would not recommend anyone to buy a Volkswagen vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 3rd March, 2003