2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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24 reviews
Available Price Range $2,045-$8,381 Trims12 Combined MPG 26-45 Seats 4

Our Take on the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

Our Take

Early in 2002, a sporty new Turbo S edition of the New Beetle joined the lineup. This model is equipped with a turbocharged, high-output, 180-horsepower, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-s... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

When Volkswagen debuted the new convertible version of its popular Beetle last fall, it touted the "spiritual connections" of this latest model of the mythical "people's car." That's not just hype. The Beetle Convertible manages to strike the perfect emotional chord, especially for baby boomers who fondly remember the old robin's-egg blue or beige original Beetle convertibles. Be... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

3.1 out of 5

Based on 24 reviews

Turbo "S"

by SG from Utah on December 27, 2009

In one month I'll have owned this car for seven years, and it has been super. Runs great in all seasons, climbs mountain highways with ease, handles and rides very nice for a smaller car. And it still... Read Full Review

12 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

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