About Volkswagen Beetle
The iconic Volkswagen Beetle is a compact car that has overgone several design changes, including a recent convertible option. Read more Volkswagen reviews to learn about other models.
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It is good on gas and drives good and has heated seats. Has a nice radio with a good sound. I like the sensors in the car. The sensors let me know when the temperature outside gets below 40. It also lets me know when my tires needs air.
I purchased a 2016 VW Convertible Beetle SS in 2018. I love my car. I get a lot of compliments. Everything has run smoothly and Jim Ellis VW dealer handles all of my repairs efficiently. I had friends who owned Volkswagens and love them. I have always wanted a convertible bug, which is why I purchased the car. The car runs smoothly and is quick. I have the Turbo model. The top works perfectly.
However, I have had three things go wrong in three years that could stand to be addressed. 1. The trunk latch doesn't always work. I have had it looked at twice and they can't find anything wrong. 2. The motor to the latch that locks the fuel door quit working. I had to take it to the dealership to be fixed. Unfortunately, I didn't know about the failure until I was at the gas pump. I have had the latch removed, so that I am not stranded again. 3. The blower on my AC and heat is already going. I have had the door replaced that allows the cool or warm air into the car.
4. When I bought the car, they only had one key. When I lost the first key, it was a very big ordeal to get the new key and have it programmed. I had to tow the car to the dealership just to have the new key programmed. I feel like this could be a huge inconvenience, if I had been out the state traveling. There really should be a mobile key programming service. 5. Randomly the back windows don't come up. Overall I love the car. Not in love with some of the inconveniences I have experienced. I purchased an extended warranty, because of some of the issues that have come up so early in the car's life.
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My 2019 VW Beetle Convertible Final Edition is the best car for the value I have ever purchased. I have had buyer's remorse after making vehicle purchases but not this time. The dealership gave me the price I wanted for the exact car I wanted. I did not leave feeling that they had taken advantage of me. So far, other than squirrels building a home in the battery compartment of my car, I am very pleased with my purchase. I love my Beetle!
Purchased a 5 cylinder model. 34k miles. Shortly after purchase the key was hard to remove from the ignition cylinder. The dealer replaced it as the cylinder is a recall part. No charge. If you pay for this; you should not have to.
I bought my 2013 Volkswagen find me used car dealership in June of 2018. I fell in love with it. When I first saw it and I had to have it for about a month I noticed that the key gets stuck in the ignition and won't turn the car off. Today it took me about an hour to turn the car off. I called the dealership who stated it would be $800 to change out the key cylinder. I've gone online and I realize that this seems to be a problem with the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle and I'm very surprised that it has not been recalled. This is just a nightmare.
In 2016, I purchased a used 2013 VW Beetle. I chose a VW for its safety and premium quality, a vehicle that was safe and less likely to have mechanical breakdowns or issues. This winter, December 7th, 2018, was a cold day in central Indiana. My daughter, now a sophomore in college, was opening her driver side door to get her scraper because of the ice on her VW Beetle. When she opened the door, the quarter window cracked and broke, quickly spreading. Although the pane remained mostly intact, the window crackled loose through the entire area and small glass pieces fell around the floor and seat. This damage cost me $500 to cover my insurance deductible while the rare quarter window, priced at over $400 from VW, needed to be specially ordered and replaced.
Even the body shop was perplexed by the damage and speculated that perhaps a proper lubricant was not used when the manufacturing company installed the windows. I don’t understand how a VW vehicle’s glass window cannot sustain North American cold temperatures, exteriorly parked, and that it would cost me so much to repair. I did not anticipate such poor quality of construction and material, as well as questionable durability and strength. I would not expect to have the glass of a VW window to break simply due to icy conditions.
When I sent a letter directly to VW Customer Care in Auburn Hills, MI, expressing my concern and disappointment, I received a cordial letter saying it was no longer covered outside the warranty parameters and therefore VW would not financially assist or compensate for this negative and unexpected damage. I hope this review helps anyone deciding to purchase a VW who lives in areas of cold, icy winter conditions... When winter is coming, VW doesn’t seem to care.
I purchased a used 2009 Beetle Convertible in December. To make a long story short it has been at a VW dealer waiting for a new instrument cluster 1C0920801L since the week of Dec 18, without any progress. About a month ago I contacted Volkswagen Customer CARE directly. All they will say is that the part is on national backorder, and there is no plan to produce it. I should get a rental or see if I can drive it as is. The problem with these clusters is that the solder goes bad over time, and because it also contains the security system eventually the car will go 'completely dead'. Obviously the company is not very concerned about the owners.
My 2004 VW Beetle Convertible still runs awesome but my top, door panels tore away from the door, both side, leaks or raining in the car, all over, leather seats rotten, electrical system damaged... and other issues.
The 2013 VW Beetle Convertible is such a fun German car. Once we saw this car we fell in love and there was no turning back. It's really stylish and we get a lot of attention when we drive it. It has great gas mileage and acceleration and parking is wonderful. I like the price and availability. There's also plenty of headroom and the back seats fold down. And there is a net that covers the back seat and stands up for a nice windbreak. However, it needs more cup holders, more leg room in the back and Hawaiian seat covers. It had been in a really bad hail storm and we can't decide if we are going to have it fixed or just enjoy the character.
I love the way the Beetle looks. It's fun to drive and it was a plus that it was a convertible and red. It drives well, has a good pick up, handles well on the road and gets good gas mileage. However, the inside of the car looks very old. It's cracking all over and any piece of plastic is broken. I would definitely make a sturdier plastic. Also, inside car door is falling apart. And the convertible top seems to go off track sometimes. Seems to be in the repair shop quite a bit. I would choose another car.
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