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9.8

really awful
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
500 miles

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle body / paint problems

body / paint problem

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Comments

problem #1

Jun 242008

Beetle

  • 500 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

Convertible roof does not work properly. It does not go completely up or down. The vehicle can not be driven because of the location of the roof. It is unsafe to drive the vehicle with the roof in any position other than completely up or down. The roof blocks the field of view and therefore makes it unsafe to drive. Additionally the wind catches on the roof and causes the vehicle to have control issues. The car has been repaired many times each year at the dealership.

- Sierra Vista, AZ, USA

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