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Volkswagen New Beetle, Exterior, Auto Body, Paint, Convertible
Sep 07, 2009 (7:22 pm)
We used these small bungee cords. If you can send me your email, I can email you a photo.
Sep 07, 2009 (7:36 pm)
I can't get a picture tonight, its too dark out there. I'll get one in the morning.
#406 of 436 Re: First top problem [marconiusrex24]
Oct 19, 2009 (10:50 am)
I have a turbo new beetle convertable 05 and during my warranty had many prblems fixed- rear window falling out, broken parts on covertable, bad electrical issues, trunk latch, window motors ( 2 covered under warranty). Right out of warranty had transmission problems, additional window motors, and headlights/turnsignals going out. Good luck with VWOA-they too told me when I called to complain about their poor product-"no promises" I was called back and told- your issues are isolated, no other owners have come forward with the same concerns-and when I told them to go on the internet I was told that you can't believe everything you read on the internet!!! I will never buy another VW product-ever! I'm going back to Honda and Toyota-at least they stand by their product.
#407 of 436 Convertible top-don't think of using it!
Dec 30, 2009 (5:32 pm)
I purchased my vw beetle convertible brand new and the top has been inoperable so many times and repaired so many times that I stopped using it a long time ago. Don't buy this car!! This is minor compared to the other issues, I have a lengthy list. My car has been in the shop for 145 days since I bought it! I finally got the time to submit a claim to BBB and lemon law.
#409 of 436 Top and Cover Plate Problems
May 15, 2010 (10:13 am)
Have a 04 beetle convertible and already had to replace top due to back window falling out several times after dealer glued it back. Also, once the top goes down I have to wait several hours for it to go back up again. Additionally, after the top goes down, the cover plates stay up. Can't ever get those to go down until I put the top back up and then they retract OK. I have told the dealer this several times and they seem to have no trouble with any of it till this last time I had it in for the same problem and I was told they would have to replace both motors. Also my driver airbag light stays on. Dealer says the problem is in the seatbelt. All this will cost about $2000 to correct. The new top cost over $4000. I am wondering if a stronger battery might be what's needed. Any ideas?? After Road Mart put in their strongest battery for this car last year, the top and cover plates worked pretty good for a few times. I have had several VW's but am really disappointed with this one.
#410 of 436 Solution
Aug 04, 2010 (12:39 pm)
We just replaced top of our 03 Beetle Conv today. Cost of ultramax top top was $1200 and install from local auto upholstry shop was $500. Hated having to do this (top still looked new), but glass falling out. W/this top we get lifetime warranty on glass separation on 5yrs on cotton mid grade top itself. Total drive out of $1700 much less than dealer...car was garage kept. I agree VW needs to change way they do business....technology apparently exists to provide lifetime glass happiness.....can't disclose vendor but use the previous clue.....
#411 of 436 Re: First top problem [hatemyluvbug]
Aug 06, 2010 (3:50 am)
I Beetle have 46,000 miles and have exactly the same problem. We need to do thing about it. Please advise me what do do.
#413 of 436 Re: bad beetle'03 [imbatgirl]
Aug 15, 2010 (12:29 pm)
Am having the same problems and was told that no known glue will hold glass in place for very long. Before investing in a new top (crazycrazycrazy) was wondering how your repair from '09 is holding up?