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Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 2.0 3d (00) (2002/02)

Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 2.0 3d (00) (2002/02) - Owner Review

I can just about justify having it as a family car. Even though it's a 3 door, there's plenty of room in the back and I have no problem getting in and strapping 2 small children into car seats. The boot isn't the biggest but it is usable. It's more the funny shape of the opening that makes it awkward.
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Review submitted by
Mrs P on

Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback (99-10)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
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What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all love the car

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes, but I plan on keeping this for a long time. If I was to change it would be for another beetle.

What are you likely to buy next?
Possibly a diesel because the 2ltr petrol isn't at all economical.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£5,000

When did you buy the car?
November 2009

Did you get a good deal and why?
-

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
I'd always wanted a Beetle

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
I love it. It feels solid and secure. Steering can be a bit heavy when driving slowly but it's a heavy car. It pulls well and it's nippy enough. The only drawback would be the mpg. It drinks petrol at an alarming rate but is worth it.

What's it like to park?
Not the easiest car to park due to the big wheel arches and sloped back and front.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not as yet although the suspension is knocking.

What's most practical about your car?
I can just about justify having it as a family car. Even though it's a 3 door, there's plenty of room in the back and I have no problem getting in and strapping 2 small children into car seats. The boot isn't the biggest but it is usable. It's more the funny shape of the opening that makes it awkward.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
I like the way the dash lights up blue.

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