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#769 of 1143 Re: Help!! VW 2003 beetle convertable [dtan]
May 13, 2007 (6:37 am)
my family has been buying VWs for over 25 years now, and we've ever model basically except the new beetles-anywhere between 1998-2007- They are the worst cars VW makes. Beetles and the 2000-2004 jettas are crazy massed produce so alot of stuff just over looked. i would suggest the Passats or golfs. I drive a 01Cabrio and love it. but the dont make those anymore. if your looking for a good convert. the eos is a really badass drive. if i were you i would seel the beetle and get a decent VW that will give you the full VW experience, VW owners should loves there cars they are incredible rides.
#770 of 1143 2003 Beetle A/C problem
May 17, 2007 (8:35 am)
My daughter has a 2003 Beetle 2.0 with auto trans. When the a/c is switched on the car starts to shake. not a small vibration but it starts to shake. Any Ideas before I take it to the dealer $$$$$$$$$$. Had it to one repair shop and they checked it and said take it to the $$$$$$$$$$.
#771 of 1143 Re: Black Smoke on Occasion [gnosis]
May 18, 2007 (1:02 pm)
I have a 2002 Beetle Turbo S that is doing the exact same thing and the VW dealership says they can find no problems with it. Is yours fixed? If so, what was the issue?
#772 of 1143 Re: Black Smoke on Occasion [mbeck75]
May 18, 2007 (1:16 pm)
I would be VERY surprised if this is the "exact same" problem. How can you compare a diesel engine to a gasoline engine?
Also, I would be EVEN MORE surprised if you get an an answer in reference to a 2-year-old posting.
Perhaps if you described the symptoms you are seeing with you 2002 NB (New Beetle) we may be able to offer some help.
#773 of 1143 Re: class action anyone?
Jun 03, 2007 (4:54 pm)
I have read through this board to this point and am just livid! I own a 2000 turbo. It's the cutest little piece of crap you've ever seen. Should i call her "Lemonaida?"
Can't list all the problems I've had with this little gem! Is there a way we can ban together and redress our grievances with this company? Is there a lawyer reading this board? Come on! This shouldn't be legal!! What give?
#774 of 1143 Re: temperature light in 2003 keeps coming on [cajun1]
Jun 04, 2007 (8:39 am)
Try the pump. My pump literally disintegrated, which is why the temp light was going on. It took my guy 2 days to figure it out.
#775 of 1143 Re: class action anyone? [cokids]
Jun 04, 2007 (8:40 am)
Cokids: that is so weird, I was just thinking about this over the weekend. It's not just the Beetles thouhg-the Jettas have the same problems. If there is a lawyer on the board, let us know if we have enough complaints to file a class action suit.
#776 of 1143 Re: class action anyone? [randi]
Jun 04, 2007 (11:23 am)
My experience with class action lawsuits is that the lawyers get millions and the plaintiff class gets a coupon for a free oil change or something like that.
In my opinion, class action lawsuits are for the benefit of the lawyers, not the plaintiffs.
#777 of 1143 2007 beetle purchase
Jun 11, 2007 (9:20 am)
I had planned to buy a 2007 beetle hardtop, but the posts I have been reading have scared me to death!!
I currently own a 1998 Civic, so massive electrical, check engine, etc, problems are new to me.
Have all the issues from the earlier models been corrected in the 2007 model or should i stick with the Hondas?
Love my Civic just thought the Beetles were so cute.
many thanks in advance for any comments.
#778 of 1143 Re: 2007 beetle purchase [shoechick100]
Jun 11, 2007 (11:05 am)
Absolutely do NOT buy a Beetle. Not only have the issues NOT been fixed, but VW refuses to even acknowledge most of them. At this point, the resale value doesn't even cover replacing the airbags, so you're gonna end up buying another car either right before, or right after you pay off the damn thing. Keep your Civic!