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Ford Focus, Volkswagen New Beetle, Coupe, Hatchback
Jun 07, 2000 (11:45 pm)
I am a Honda owner for many years. Just fell in love with the beetle styling.
I am wondering if all these reports pertaining to oil and electrical problems is what its made out to be. Hate to be in love and let down.
#6 of 34 Beetle great and fun
Jun 08, 2000 (12:14 am)
I owned a 1969 Bug for 25 years. Loved it. Best car I ever owned. My niece has a 1999 New Beetle, has had very little trouble. My sister has a 2000 New Beetle, loves it and no problems. The 1998 Beetle had some problems but I guess they were caught for 1999 and the 1999 problems were cured for 2000. I want one and hope to be able to buy a 2002 when my lease runs out for my present vehicle. I haven't driven a Focus.
Jun 08, 2000 (2:17 pm)
Check out the "Beetle problems" forum. Then tell me you still want a Beetle. I think you would have a big letdown from your Honda.
#8 of 34 no problems
Jun 08, 2000 (2:51 pm)
I own a 2000 NB. I've talked to many others out there. None of us have had any significant problems. (My biggest complaint is that I squish a lot of bugs.)
I've also read through the "Beetle problems" forum. It would be naive to think that there would be no problems with a new line of car. Read the 1000+ posts about the NB on this site. Then read the posts about its problems, noting the authors and the number of different problems mentioned (vs. the number of different times the same person says the same thing).
Considering my 50 mpg (diesel), low insurance, and how much I enjoy the car, I wouldn't trade it even up for any car out there. Well, I might take a Porsche, sell it, and use the cash to buy another Bug...but that's a different story. I wouldn't want to -drive- another car, especially not with gas prices where they are.
Jun 09, 2000 (9:52 pm)
I see Consumer Reports has dropped the New Beetle from its list of recommended cars because of the reports of poor reliability. Recommended cars must have average or better reliability.
#10 of 34 I just bought my Beetle!
Aug 23, 2000 (12:47 am)
I just got my 2001 CyberGreen GLX 1.8T last weekend and I absolutley love it!!!!!!!!!!
I get compliments just about everyday and lots of questions and stares. Its a very fun car!
#11 of 34 carlady
Aug 23, 2000 (7:04 pm)
Congratulations chrismar! I love happy car owners!!
#12 of 34 Thanks Carlady!!
Aug 23, 2000 (9:56 pm)
Oct 07, 2000 (1:59 am)
Oct 16, 2000 (8:41 pm)
Anybody know the DMV requirements for registering a car purchased out of state? I am looking at purchasing a 2001 TDI in Arizona or Nevada to bring back home to Calif. Any help would be appreciated!