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Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Combined Fuel Economy
23 MPG
Horsepower
150 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
3.7 
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Pros

If you've been shopping for a fun, affordable convertible that won't be mistaken for a weekend rental, the 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible deserves a test drive. It possesses a great safety record, has loads of head room with the top up and displays an impressive list of standard features.

Cons

Though the New Beetle Convertible does have a rear seat, it's not very big. The long dash places the driver in the middle of the car, a driving position that takes some time to get used to. The car's long-term repair history is a bit spotty, as well.

What's New For 2010

A commemorative limited edition model will be offered, painted Aquarius Blue over Campanella White with a white soft top and white leather interior. Total production is limited to 1,500 cars and each will bear a specially numbered plaque.

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Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Expert Review

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.

Driving the Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle

Anytime a car's roof is cut away it loses a primary source of rigidity. A convertible manufacturer compensates for this loss by adding bracing to the car's underside and engine compartment, sometimes with results that are less than completely satisfactory. This is not the case with the New Beetle; its body is amazingly stiff, with no detectible flex – even in hard cornering. The ride is somewhat on the soft side, which fits the character of the car to a tee. You'll find the steering and braking response to be first-rate, right in line with other fine-handling VW cars. The 2.5-liter engine delivers acceptable acceleration and good fuel economy, but the loss of the five-speed manual transmission steals some of the fun from the drive.

Favorite Features

Blue Instrument Lighting
Attractive Cornflower Blue lighting in the instrument cluster is easy on the eyes both night and day.

Standard Power Soft-Top
The semi-automatic power soft-top can be quickly closed with the push of a button, and then locks into place with a single turn of the center-mounted latching mechanism.

Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Interior

After nearly ten years on the market, the New Beetle Convertible still offers one of the nicest interiors in its class. The seats are some of the most comfortable we've experienced, with excellent back, side and thigh support for both driver and passenger. The New Beetle Convertible's trademark domed shape cuts rear-seat headroom, with the result being an interior that can comfortably accommodate two small persons in the rear seat and two NBA-size adults up front. The New Beetle Convertible is really a year-round car. Its insulated top latches securely to the windshield post via a clever one-handed latching mechanism. Once in place, you'll be amazed at how hushed the interior becomes, even at highway speeds.

Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Exterior

The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible mimics what is probably the best-known car in the world: The original Beetle. When down, the New Beetle Convertible's top rests high upon the rear deck, leaving room for a small trunk. Considering the price, the New Beetle is remarkably detailed and its distinctive shape seems to be a contributing factor to its excellent crash test results and low accident repair cost analyses.

Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Standard Features

The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible includes a 150-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), electronic stabilization program, air conditioning, rear defroster, illuminated remote keyless entry, key-operated open/close feature for power windows, semi-automatic power top, dual heated power mirrors with built-in turn signals, heated front seats, front side-impact airbags, Active Roll Support pop-up roll-over protection, Premium AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player and auxiliary audio input jack, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, cruise control, tilt/telescopic steering wheel, power locks and 16-inch alloy wheels.

Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Options

Options are limited to a trunk-mounted six-disc CD changer, a top boot cover and 17-inch wheels.

Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Engine

The 2.5-liter 20-valve five-cylinder engine provides the kind of low-end torque needed to move the New Beetle quickly, but it's no rocket engine. Also, fuel economy and smoothness are not as good as similar-size engines from Honda and Nissan.

2.5-liter in-line 5
150 horsepower @ 5000 rpm
170 lb.-ft. of torque @ 3750 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 20/28 (automatic)

How Much Does the Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Cost?

The 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts right around $27,000 and with the few options tops out around $28,300. To make your best deal, be sure to check the Fair Purchase Price that shows the typical transaction price being paid in your area for the New Beetle. Other convertibles in this price range include the sporty Mazda Miata MX-5 and the MINI Cooper Convertible. The New Beetle Convertible is expected to retain average resale values that will be slightly lower than the Mazda MX-5 Miata and much lower than the MINI Cooper Convertible.

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Used 2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Reviews

3.7 

Overall Rating

5 star

40%

4 star

24%

3 star

11%

2 star

14%

1 star

11%

Value
3.8 
Performance
4.1 
Quality
3.7 
Comfort
4 
Reliability
3.8 
Styling
4.2 

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12/17/2018
2002 Volkswagen New Beetle

"Great little car"

fun to drive
Great / fun little car use it as daily driver and dolly tow behind RV
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Gas Tank Frank
08/22/2018
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle

"DO NOT AGE WELL"

Cool looking cars
Literally everything else!
Lease one for three years then GIVE IT BACK!!! The vacuum hoses break repeatedly, the headlights and turn signals have burned out more times than I can count! Windshield wiper motor burned out too. Also went through two valve cover gaskets in two years. Now the headlights dont work unless you hit them like Fonzie used to turn on the jukebox. Icing on the cake was a hole in the radiator the day the title came in the mail. 6 years and 90k problem riddled miles. NEVER AGAIN!
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eric
05/29/2018
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

"vehicle is a head turner."

blush edition 1 of 1500 made in 2009
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2009 vw beetle blush edition 24500 miles ex condition.1 of 1500 made in 2009.
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Hippie Girl
08/13/2017
2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

"Cute as ever, but cheap!"

Cute, fun to drive with the top down
Very poorly made
She's adorable and people love her! Everyone will stop and tell about the VW they used to own. These days, however, the interior is beyond inferior! I can scratch my name in the dashboard because of the soft plastic. Anything that is attached has broken off ~ the handle to the glovebox, the ashtray in the back seat, the interior soft-side paneling of the door and backseat. The interior soft side-paneling is truly unacceptable. The glue turns into a messy yellow powder, causing the soft leather to fall out of place. This yellow powder gets all over the seats and turns them into a mess. Your car then looks like you are irresponsible and trashy. The electronics are not much better. The speaker system is poor. The door windows do not respond hydraulically as they are supposed to, so you have to lower and raise the windows, intentionally, prior to exiting the car. The buzzer rings indicating the top is down (when the top is down) every time you come to a stop. My sunroof is only two years old, and I have just noticed signs of separation at the rear window. So, again, they are cute as ever but very poorly made. Lastly, I paid 10,000 for this car just under three years ago. Now I'm told it is valued just over 2000. This speaks volumes, in my opinion. Buy a different car.Read less
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07/03/2017
2008 Volkswagen New Beetle

"Fun to drive when it is not in the shop."

I like driving this car, but it is hard to keep in one piece. We purchased this 2008 model new in June 2009. Even with 110,000 it still runs great. But here are the problems. We have replaced two radios. Both of the VW radios were junk. Neither of them would play a CD without skipping and it would just jump from one radio station to another without any input - finally replaced it with a radio from Best Buy. The sunroof opens randomly on its own. The right side window does not go all the way down. The horn fell off - just fell off! The center console fell off twice. The lid for the center console has broken twice. The catch on the rear hatch has never worked properly. If you use the release in the drivers door, you cannot lift the hatch before it latches itself again - VW tried to fix it several times, we finally gave up. We cannot keep a working bulb in the right side headlight - it is nearly impossible to change them on your own. The clear coat is pealing off the front bumper and hood (car has always been kept in the garage). Poor fit on passenger door.Read less
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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Cruise Control
  • Remote Keyless Entry

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • CD Changer
  • iPod Connector
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Input Jack
  • CD Player

Seating

  • Folding Rear Seat
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks
  • Remote Control Liftgate/Trunk Release

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 20 mpg
  • EPA Class - Sub Compact Cars
  • EPA Hwy - 28 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 23 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 150 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5000 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.65 inches
  • Torque - 170 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 3750 rpm
  • 0 to 60 - 8.4 seconds
  • Top Speed - 126 mph

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • Power Outlet
  • Tilt Steering Wheel
  • Tilt/Telescoping Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Limited Use Spare
  • Number of Doors - 2 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Spare Tire Type - Limited Use
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P205/55HR16
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P225/45HR17
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Alloy
  • Moon Roof/Sun Roof
  • Rear Spoiler

Security

  • Alarm System

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - Unlimited miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 12 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 60000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 36000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 3 years
  • Scheduled Maintenance Miles - 36000 miles
  • Scheduled Maintenance Years - 3 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 140 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 3.65
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - FWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Gas
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Manual
  • Cylinders - 5 cylinders
  • Displacement - 2.5 liter
  • Bore - 3.25 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.5
  • Fuel Induction - Multi-Port Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 20 valves
  • Valve Train - Dual Overhead Cam
  • Engine Configuration - Inline
  • # of Speeds - 5 speed
  • CID - 151 cubic inches
  • Amps - 60 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 2884 pounds
  • EPA Passenger - 81.0 cubic feet
  • Fuel Capacity - 14.5 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 38.2 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 36.7 inches
  • Height - 59.0 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 39.4 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 33.5 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 4
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 4.6 inches
  • Overall Length - 161.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 52.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 49.3 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 4 passenger
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 12.0 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 35.8 feet
  • Wheel Base - 98.8 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 67.9 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 772 pounds
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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Safety

Driver Front
4 
Passenger Front
4 
Front Side
5 
Rear Side
3 
Rollover Rating
4 
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Safety Technology
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Front Side Airbag

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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Rankings

Horsepower
150 HP
MPG Combined
23 MPG
Consumer Ratings
3.7 Rating
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#3
2010 Volkswagen New Beetle
150 HP

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