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#488 of 1143 Re: 2006 New Beetle TDI Problems Already [beetleblues]
Dec 14, 2005 (5:28 pm)
Wow, that is pretty crappy. I have a 2004 VW Beetle Convertible Turbo and if I had to do it all over again, I would never buy one. After reading the horrible stories on this forum, I do not have a lot of confidence in the car. I would continue to bug VW customer care and do not stop until you get the satisfaction you desrve. You should not have that problem and even so, they should be breaking their necks to take care of it. Demand they take the car back and give you your money back.
#489 of 1143 Re: 2006 New Beetle Heating Problems [fredz]
Dec 17, 2005 (2:11 am)
I also have a New Beetle 2.5 liter engine with the same problem. Have had the car about 2 months, also live in Chicago.Took the car to the dealer, dealer saw the same problem, could not find anything wrong. Took the car home, got half way, same problem, immediatly returned to service. Service Manager and tech. drove the car,saw the problem, kept the car for a week only to tell me again that it is running as it should. I called V W of america from the dealer and was told that they should test it against another 2006, 2.5, but they don't have one. Now What? Filed a complaint with V W, lot of good that does, I am hoping that they will find an update or something. Advised to take to service where there is another car with the same engine. Any ideas appreciated.
#490 of 1143 Start-up "ngggggghhh" -- noise
Dec 17, 2005 (7:20 am)
After 75k miles our 2000GL occasionally makes a funny noise when the key is released. Is it just whining or is it something serious? Anyone know what it could be?
#491 of 1143 How does the 2006 convertible do in the Snow?
Dec 19, 2005 (6:46 am)
I am about to purchase a 2006 convertible bug and my questions are........how does the bug perform in bad weather? I live in PA and that's important to me. Can the car withstand snow accumulation on the roof? Can you drive it through a automatic carwash? Can anyone give helpful feedback? Thanks
#492 of 1143 2001 1.8 Turbo GLX - turbo dying?
Dec 21, 2005 (8:07 am)
Hi, I have a 2001 1.8 turbo manual beetle (it's my third VW). I love my car and it used to be so quick and zippy. I've had the engine light problems and console problem and others, but nothing major. My oil was low recenly and I added some until I had time to get an oil change. About same time I noticed a lack of power - the turbo didn't feel like it was really kicking in. Decided to get tune up and got schedule oil change.... no change. The turbo feels like it is just fading more and more. Any ideas?? It's very upsetting....
Dec 21, 2005 (5:42 pm)
I own a 1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS with 116000 miles on the odometer and never had a stitch of trouble. I serviced her on time and maintained the vehicle. I won't changed it for nothing else. My vehicle is stick shift. What a wonderful car this is, i love it.
#494 of 1143 VW reliability sad [lsim]
Dec 23, 2005 (10:09 am)
The only advice I can give you is to stay away from VW if you want your car at home more than in the garage. A friend of mine has a lemon (how appropriate) yellow NB turbo automatic with only 41k miles on it, and has spent close to $3,000 on it since the warrant played out a year or two ago...A/c problems, electical problems, and outrageous service prices. She will never own one again because she can't afford it! I have spent one third of that (550) on my Honda repairs, a fan motor and winshield wiper pivot points. My car is ten years old with 155,000 miles though, very different than 40k miles. If you get one, hang a lucky rabbits foot from the rearview mirror!
#495 of 1143 Re: Alarm malfunction [mybeetle]
Dec 23, 2005 (10:57 am)
Did you ever find out about your alarm? I had the exact same problem the other day. I'm hesitant to take it in because I haven't had a problem with the alarm for about a week.
#496 of 1143 Re: VW reliability sad [thegraduate]
Dec 23, 2005 (2:11 pm)
Your comments are very much appreciated! I haven't bought the convertible VW yet however, can you tell me if your friend has driven in snowy weather and how does the car perform?