Used Volkswagen New Beetle

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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle What's new for 2010? 
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle

In its final year, the 2010 New Beetle is reduced to a single trim and offers only a few options.

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2009 Volkswagen New Beetle What's new for 2009? 
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

The New Beetle is reduced to one, well equipped trim level. New features for 2009 include heated seats and washer nozzles, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and a leather handbrake cover.

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2008 Volkswagen New Beetle What's new for 2008? 
2008 Volkswagen New Beetle

The new trim level names are S and SE. Volkswagen has deleted fog lights, leather seating and rain-sensing wipers from all models, but has added a tire pressure monitoring system as standard equipment.

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2007 Volkswagen New Beetle What's new for 2007? 
2007 Volkswagen New Beetle

New colors and a Special Edition trim (late arrival) mark the big changes for 2007. Powertrain choices are reduced to one: A new 2.5-liter four-cylinder gasoline engine.

About Volkswagen New Beetle

Iconic convertibles seem to be making a comeback, and there is no ragtop more iconic than the VW Beetle. The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible makes a great looking drop-top and offers the power, safety and comfort that was, obviously, not part of the first-generation Bug. The engine is up front, as are the drive wheels, but with the top retracted the feel from behind the wheel is very much just like old times. Stereotypes aside, the New Beetle convertible is one of the few practical drop tops that can be enjoyed by anyone with a modest budget and a love of fresh air. A word of warning: if you want one you'd better move quick, because VW has announced this will be the final year for the New Beetle Convertible and its replacement is uncertain.

Consumer Reviews

Wonderful except...

By on Saturday, October 22, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 36,000

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
4/10
Performance
4/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Fun Ride!"

Cons: "At a certain age, starting to fall apart."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"I've had this car since 2007, with 5700 miles - so there was a previous owner. Until last year it was the perfect ride. No issues whatsoever, except for one within 3 months of purchase which can only be accounted to previous owner negligence, had needed only your basic routine maintenance. Was in an accident 02/2006, and since have been going downhill since. Not really sure they are still related to the accident. The tail lights and break lights have been replaced since then every month, and other little things. The worst part is that there items can not be changed by the customer, they have to be done by a trained professional and most shops do not like to work on VW's, too much trouble. All of these little repairs have averaged $300 per visit, my cost after warranty covered work, but these have happened every 3 months. 6 visits x $300 = $1800 ;-("

14 people out of 14 found this review helpful

2002 VW Beetle 1.8 Turbo

By on Friday, September 20, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 106,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Cute Fun to Drive"

Cons: "Minor issues"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I just got this car in February and have been to the shop 2 or 3 times. Most we're very minor issues but one happened to be that my AC went out right as the Texas summer began.....$450 later my AC is working great. (which is expected with an older car) Awesome car, I plan on have multiple bugs in the future!"

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

Couldn't Wait to Get Rid of it

By on Sunday, November 6, 2011

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Constantly Breaking

10 3.0
overall rating 3 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
3/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Interior, Comfort"

Cons: "Constant Mechanical Issues."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"The only thing I enjoyed about this vehicle was that it was 'Turbo' and the interior. Otherwise, this was the worst car ever. I owned it for 11 months and I was so fed up I had to sell it. I had 16 "Check Engine" lights for 9 different problems. I was constantly replacing sensors, fixing tubes or taking it to the mechanic. The inside was cheaply made, as everything broke easily or wore out. And mind you- it was one of the higher-end models. I enjoyed the leather- but it was after-market, since the sunroof leaked. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone- unless you enjoy fixing things and wasting your money."

10 people out of 10 found this review helpful

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