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#655 of 777 2005 vw new beetle
Mar 25, 2012 (3:25 pm)
i just bought my 2005 vw beetle and when i got it out the lot it was fine this is my second day with it. Today when i used it after a while it started jerking like if it was standard but its automatic. Would this be the same problem every one is having? Can some one give me an advice and where i can get a good deal in buying the warranty since it doesnt have any? Thanx i would appreciate the advise i really dont want to go through what every one is going through. Oh and the car has 74,440 miles..Thanx.
#656 of 777 2005 GLS
Mar 26, 2012 (1:10 pm)
I am looking at a 2005 GLS, with all options, to buy...but am reading some things that are making me think twice. I would appreciate any feedback any past/current owners give. I previously owned a 2003, and the one problem was an oil leak taht never seem to be fixed. Should I keep looking. THe car has 81,860 miles on it...and power sunroof.
Mar 26, 2012 (2:10 pm)
Do yourself a HUGE favor and KEEP looking... whatever you do DONT buy a 2003-2008 VW Beetle ! Nothing but problems!! Both back windows broke (at seperate times) - over $800 to fix. Brakes... $650. The mechanism for the convertible top is broken so it wont go up or down... part cost over $150... now need someone to replace for me... but the HUGE issue is the valve body/transmission problem.. which if needs new tranny is over $5000 ! Buy a Honda, Toyota or Mazda
#658 of 777 Re: 2005 GLS [cutepiececrap]
Mar 26, 2012 (2:12 pm)
ps... my 2004 is convertible, auto transmission with 77,000 miles
#659 of 777 Re: 2005 vw new beetle [alice86]
Mar 26, 2012 (2:25 pm)
get your money back. That is the problem and the fix is expensive. It doesn't start jerking till the car is warmed up so you may not have noticed on the test drive. I would try very hard to return it.
Mar 26, 2012 (3:55 pm)
I wouldn't touch it, we just sold our 04 GLS with a hard shifting transmission that VW refused to fix despite the recall on the throttle valve body. It is my understanding that somebody has initiated a class action lawsuit against VW regarding this transmission.
#661 of 777 Re: 2005 GLS [rr43]
Mar 26, 2012 (5:58 pm)
I agree with everyone else! Keep looking and don't even think about VW. I own a 2005 new beetle. 2 rear window motors went out, changed out headlights 3x, some type of oil leaking out of passenger door (was told that was normal, lol), convertible top never worked right, valve body on transmission was replaced (fortunately it sat in my driveway for 1 1/2 years then the extended warranty was put into place), when gas is at 1/4 tank it will all of a sudden lose power for a few which is scary when traveling on the highway at 65 with many others, the liner is constantly coming loose, the little piece that holds the sunvisor in place broke, the middle console broke and literally exploded out into the back seat...all of this BEFORE 100,000 miles. STAY AWAY FROM VW!!
#662 of 777 Thank You
Mar 26, 2012 (9:15 pm)
Thank You very much to all of you who gave feedback regarding my questions about a 2005 Beetle..I am taking your advice and looking elsewhere.
#663 of 777 Re: 2005 GLS [barons04beetle]
Mar 26, 2012 (9:37 pm)
My 2005 VW Beetle convertible was a complete nightmare! They refused to reimburse me for the rebuilt transmission caused by the Valve Body malfunction. I have all the documents to prove it. Do you think we can at least get reimbursed if the lawsuit goes through eventhough we do not have our vehicles anymore?
I am still angry about it
#664 of 777 Re: 2004 Beetle Convertible Transmission Problem [vwbugssuck]
Mar 27, 2012 (6:06 am)
Thanks for the information. Just got off the phone with VW, my extended warranty ran out on 07/26/11, even though I am still under 100,000 miles. They only gave me 7 years not 10?
Also, found out there is an open extended warranty for the catalytic converter, which I replaced in December, going to try and get reimbursed.
Does anyone know if there is a class action lawsuit going for this?