Love Handle
Beautiful inside door handle replacement for New Beetle
Alternative Views:

Save $29 on a Pair!
Our Price: $139.00
Sale Price: $129.00

Which side?

New Beetle Door Handles*:

Close Your Door with Confidence!

From our experience, New Beetles are great cars and are already classics. However, we have found a weakness in the stock plastic door handles. After talking with many happy New Beetle owners and inspecting a lot of New Beetles on our own, we can say that there are two types of New Beetles: ones with broken door handles and ones with handles that are going to break soon. From what we have seen and heard from our many customers, about 50% of the earlier New Beetles out there have broken or weakened interior door handles. Up until now, the only fix for this was to replace the entire door panel, which sells for over $500 per side at the dealer! Used ones are just about impossible to find, especially in the color of your individual car. Salvage yards want up to $350 for a pair of panels! Those used plastic handles are gonna break too. Why spend all of that money on plastic door panels when you can replace just the handles with our beautiful billet aluminum Dieselgeek Love Handles?

Removing the Door Panel
Removing Old Door Handle
Reinstalling the Door Panel

Average Rating: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review »

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Extremely Super Great Purchase November 10, 2014
Reviewer: Bryan from Navarre, FL  
I ran the idea of purchasing the "Love Handles" thru my wife and she did not want to spend the money...Suzan wanted instead to use the "repair kit" "it is less money". I did remind her my brother always says "cheap buys twice". I did convince her the "Love Handles" would be a great value if we sold the car, and I was happily correct. I removed the handles from the shipping box and noticed these are solid. I handed them to my wife. She said these are heavy. I then removed the inside door panels, made my cuts and repaired some other broken plastic while it was off. I reassembled and showed off my handy work to my wife....Suzan raved and raved about how great they looked, how sturdy and solid they felt and how overwhelmingly excellent quality of a handle these were. This is how they should have been made from the factory with this same quality in mind... Suzan and I are very pleased, this was a great purchase...Thanks for a extremely wonderful product!!!!

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Love handle for the Bug November 7, 2014
Reviewer: Jack B from Rathdrum, ID  
This thing is perfect!  Amazed at the workmanship and fit.

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Love the handle November 6, 2014
Reviewer: Tom K from KCMO  
Great idea, great execution, tough, massive, easy to install.

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Love Handle WORKS! November 2, 2014
Reviewer: F. J. MacFarlane from Houston, TX  
This is what VW SHOULD have put on the NB doors from the factory!  Seems like a bit pricey, but it's not, worth the bux, high quality kit!  If we ever replace the door panels with new on our 02 NB, the new door panel will get "modified" to allow continued use of these well-machined parts vice the crummy cheap VW de Mexico injection-moulded plastic that cracks if you look at it funny.

Was this review helpful to you?

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Love Handle June 27, 2014
Reviewer: Ralph from Sunnyvale Ca.  
Just installed the Love handle. It is just amazing. It looks like the car should have come with this handle in the first place.
I did have to use a dremel tool to grind the broken plastic away to fit the new Love handle.
The Installed handle is solid and feels great and makes the cars interior look like a much more expensive car.

Was this review helpful to you?

View All Customer Reviews