2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L from North America
This car is nice looking, but a maintenance nightmare
Every window motor on this car has failed at least once. The second series of window motors are now failing. The cost is over $2000.
The transmission has been replaced at a cost of $5800 at approximately 65,000 miles.
The head light low beams continue to blow out fuses. I've resorted to leaving the beams on high, although other motorist do not like the high beams shining in their face.
The air conditioning continued to blow fuses, but I finally found someone who repaired that poorly engineered electrical circuit.
There are other minor issues inside the car, but they are trivial compared to the other costly issues.
I will never buy another German car. I've similar issues with BMWs. I've found that my domestic cars are now at least as well built as the foreign cars I own. I've owned Mitsubishi, Mazda, GM, Ford, Toyota, and Isuzu vehicles, and all the maintenance costs put together have not equaled what has been spent on this Volkswagen. I just can't afford to part with it, since I still own money on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th October, 2010