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Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 1.6 3d (2000/X)

Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 1.6 3d (2000/X) - Owner Review

Nothing really, it's heavy, underpowered, unstable when cornering (typical of the VW/Audi Golf/Bora/Beetle/A3 floorpan and chassis).
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Review submitted by
Richard Sharpe on

Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback (99-10)

Summary

1 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Nothing.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Heaven only knows.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Absolutely not. Build quality is very poor, have had lots of parts replaced on the car.

What are you likely to buy next?
BMW or something Diesel/Electric hybrid, hopefully small and 4WD (low emissions/tax, small engine won't ruin handling, aids low cost insurance).

Buying experience

1 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchise

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
January 2011

Did you get a good deal and why?
No. Typical dealer behaviour, stubborn and unwilling to give any discount.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
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What was the dealer like?
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Driving it

1 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Heavy, underpowered, understeers excessively.

What's it like to park?
Visibility isn't great, but like any car once you know its size you can work around that.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Yes, interior trim is terrible, finish is very poor as is the build quality. Centre arm rest disintegrated after a couple of years and the car wasn't heavily used. Stereo gave way not long afterwards and replacements are ridiculously expensive to purchase from VW.

What's most practical about your car?
Nothing really, it's heavy, underpowered, unstable when cornering (typical of the VW/Audi Golf/Bora/Beetle/A3 floorpan and chassis).

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
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