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2003 Volkswagen Beetle

2003 Volkswagen Beetle Review

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Forget what the TV commercials say about the inherent strength of the arch. The radically curvilinear roofline of Volkswagen's New Beetle didn't make any particular sense when it was introduced in 1998, and it still doesn't, beyond the fact that, stylistically, it tracks the original Beetle while providing all the front-seat headroom a couple of pituitary giants partial to top hats could ever ask for. So less is the pity that VW takes the New Beetle roof and hacks it off to make the 2003 New Beetle convertible. With roof up, its shape closely reflects the classic Beetle form. Top down, it looks even better--as handsome, competent, and well finished a four-seat convertible as we can think of at the price, a comparatively modest $20,450. Thanks to clever German engineering, it's a perfectly acceptable daily-driving substitute for a hardtop.

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