2005 Volkswagen Beetle from North America
Although it sounds like a bad idea, it's actually a HORRIBLE idea
Both automatic window motors... twice.
Tail lights, turn signals, brake lights multiple times.
Transmission went soon after the 40,000 mile warranty was up.
Trunk would not open properly (1 person would have to be holding the release, while another was opening it).
Probably more, but I blocked them out.
This car sucks.
Every time I looked at my car, something broke, the lights always went out.
It was decent on gas, handled fairly well, and had its own parking spot at the dealership to get serviced.
This car was an electrical nightmare.
The transmission going out was the icing on the cake. I took a huge hit financially due to the no warranty running out.
The dash area was enormous, which left 0 space in the back seat.
If you have a ton of time and money, and like the style of the car enough to buy it, go right ahead... you have been warned.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd January, 2011
24th Jan 2011, 15:40
It's shaped like a lemon, and is one as well!
It's a really cute car, but stay away from it, you have been warned! These are very unreliable, and give a new meaning to the word "junk".
24th Jan 2012, 11:53
I experienced everything you state.
Transmission just outside of warranty was very expensive.
Lights constantly going out, blinkers, etc... I had to replace the 2 headlight bulbs, holy cow what a job. VW wanted $170 to do the job. Only took me 5 hours!
Convertible roof liner comes loose, needs special holding clips.
Front wheel bearing.
My daughter drives it now, part time when she is out of college. So with almost no use, it's gotten to be a better car, as long as you don't use it.