Volkswagen New Beetle

2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

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  • (4.5) 13 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,963$10,879
  • Body Style: Hatchback
  • Combined MPG: 24
  • Engine: 150-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

Our Take on the 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

The New Beetle is Volkswagen's retro-themed two-door hatch, and it's also offered as a convertible. The Beetle comes in one well-equipped S trim level, and it competes with other premium small cars, such as the Mini Cooper and Saturn Astra. (Skip to details on the: New Beetle Convertibl... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat space
  • Cargo space in convertible
  • Once innovative design now somewhat dated

Notable Features

  • Retro styling
  • Manual or automatic
  • Coupe or convertible

2009 Volkswagen New Beetle Reviews Expert Reviews

Volkswagen's New Beetle is a classic love-it-or-hate-it car. Even though the model has been on the road virtually unchanged for 12 years, people still have strong opinions about the retro-styled Bug. During my week driving a convertible Beetle, some called it "cute" and others laughed and pointed because a dash-mounted flower holder still comes standard. The Beetle hasn't aged gracefu... Read full review for the 2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

Consumer Reviews


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2009 VW convertible

by Rig from South Carolina on April 7, 2010

I have owned a 2009 convertible for about a month now and my wife and I love the car. It is so much fun to drive and handles great. The thing that surprised us is that it has so much room inside. The ... Read Full Review

3 Trim Levels Available

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2009 Volkswagen New Beetle Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.


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