2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Expert Reviews

The Detroit News's view

By Anita Lienert on November 6, 2002

The Detroit News's view

By Anita Lienert on November 6, 2002

MIAMI--I was prepared to be unmoved by the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible. I thought I had spent all of my emotional energy -- and cash -- on the first go-around when the Beetle hardtop was... Read full review

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on November 24, 2002

chicagotribune.com's view

By Jim Mateja on November 24, 2002

Good things, it has been said, come to those who wait. In the case of the Volkswagen Beetle convertible, it was wait and wait and wait. But the result is good, good, good. Within perhaps a millisec... Read full review

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on November 24, 2002

washingtonpost.com's view

By Warren Brown on November 24, 2002

The autumn Saturday came with unexpected sun and warmth: perfect convertible weather. I wasted none of that light. I was in and out of the shower, out of the house, and into the 2003 New Beetle GLS... Read full review


AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on January 11, 2003

AZCentral.com's view

By Bob Golfen on January 11, 2003

Almost from the first day the New Beetle hit Volkswagen showrooms with a resounding splash, people were asking this question: What about a convertible? After all, a perky ragtop was a mainstay of t... Read full review

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on January 29, 2003

The Detroit News's view

By Anita And Paul Lienert on January 29, 2003

When Volkswagen debuted the new convertible version of its popular Beetle last fall, it touted the "spiritual connections" of this latest model of the mythical "people's car." That's not ... Read full review

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on December 15, 2002

Boston.com's view

By Royal Ford on December 15, 2002

It was an instantaneous send-up of that modern phrase so telling of our need for instant gratification: What have you done for me lately? Of course, when Volkswagen's New Beetle brought the ol... Read full review