13 reviews
2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
2005 Volkswagen New Beetle
Available Price Range $3,256-$8,472 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 26-42 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

Our Take

Following its debut for the 1998 model year, Volkswagen's retro-themed New Beetle saw an early sales surge. Its popularity waned somewhat later, prompting Volkswagen to look for variants. A sporty Turbo S edition joined the lineup in 2002 but was dropped after 2004, and a New Beetle Converti... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Performance of 2.0-liter-powered convertible
  • Backseat space
  • Cargo space in convertible
  • Once innovative design now becoming dated

Notable Features

  • Retro styling
  • Gasoline or diesel powertrain
  • Manual or automatic
  • Coupe or convertible


Consumer Reviews


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by KT484U from Lexington, N.C. on October 31, 2011

I just love this car. I think the style and performance are great. I have so far had no problems with this car and it has 92k miles. It is fun to drive and I get compliments on it everywhere I go.Gas ... Read Full Review


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