I've had my 2000 manual transmission Beetle for six years, and there are certain quirks that I just learned to deal with. Now I'm curious whether these are normal behaviors, and who better to ask than the New Beetle Forums!
- If I try to start the car with either of the doors locked, the alarm goes off. So my routine is to press the unlock button on the key fob twice (once to unlock the driver door, and again to unlock the passenger door) before putting the key in the ignition. Is this how it's supposed to work?
- When I press the trunk open button on the key fob, the hatchback lid pops up about half an inch to show that it's unlocked, and then makes a noise that sounds like it's trying to lift the trunk lid. It doesn't actually lift itself, though, so I have to pull it up with my hand. Not a big issue, but again, is this normal or is my Beetle supposed to open its lid at the push of a button?