My first new Beetle was like that ,1971 Super, about 15 trips to the dealer for warranty repairs during its 2 year warranty. Owned it six years after that without even any minor problems.
Wife bought a 2012 in September and had only a one time problem with the window on the drivers side. No other problems. We have owned 6 new VWs over the years and other than a minor problem here and there they were great. Dont give up.