2003 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo S 1.8T from North America
Fast and sporty, but practical at the pump!
Nothing has gone wrong. My Uncle owned this car before we purchased it from him, and he had zero problems with it. The only thing I'm aware was a spastic battery that the dealer replaced no questions asked.
Surprised at the level of negative comments. We love our Bug! We have the Turbo S model, the more sporty of the Turbo models and love it. The engine is a gem, incredibly strong, and the 6-speed manual is a joy to shift. The speed of this Bug definitely surprises most people!
The interior is fantastic, the two-tone leather is holding up great, all things function properly. Tons of headroom, and rear seat legroom isn't all that much less than other mid-size, note MID-SIZE, cars. Rear headroom is an issue if you are over 5'8", but that's why we have a second car.
Rear spoiler took getting used to, but now I don't even notice the noise.
We consistently get 25+ mpg around town, and low 30s on the freeway. Our best freeway was 34.6mpg.
We love it for the combination of performance, practicality, and just plain fun!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st July, 2008