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2000 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Volkswagen New Beetle Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.8 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 150 hp @ 5800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 22/28 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle

  • The New Beetle offers a unique combination of safety, fun, practicality and value. There's no denying it: It's Beetle-mania all over again.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    It's cute, it's quirky, it's retro and it's an image car we can all afford.

  • Cons

    It's a fancy-schmancy Golf, which means it's not the same as the original. Good or bad? You decide.

  • What's New for 2000

    Several minor equipment upgrades, such as improved theft protection, debut on the 2000 New Beetle.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 22
  • cty
/
  • 28
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Will always be my favorite

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

Awesome little bug! It can carry a lot even three dogs, nice spoiler,(not a surprise it comes out at 90mph) great mileage have gotten 40 on highway, very small and compact but still a lot of head room. PS: Very strong panels. Ran into a van, van got a dent but no scratch on the beetle.




This car is ok nothing

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

I bought this car 3 1/2 years ago and i had it repaired a few times ,like heater hose was rusted through ,then the air bag light came on due to when you move the seats it cuts the wires thats for the seat air bags happened 3xs then gas lid would not open so i disconnected it then when it snows you cant get trunk lid to shut after opening it ,shocks are bad rough ride ,car vibrates on freeway and hard to control on windy days also plastic break off easy in side like glovebox etc



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Love this car!!!

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

I bought this car last year and it is the best one i owned! I haven't had a problem yet and its so comfortable! i have a turbo and you wouldn't imagine how fast it can go. it's great for everyone! even my dad likes driving the car.




Trade it in quickly

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

Very cute car and fun to drive, but extremely unreliable. If you don't live close to a volkswagen dealership don't even think of buying one. Been on tow truck almost as much as driven in the 15 months we owned it. Constant problems starting. Shudders when it starts and was told by dearlership this was normal. When it shuddered for them, they could not figure out what was wrong and wanted to replace many parts to try to fix it. Car was bought for 19 year old daughter. She loved it when it ran, but it was dead more than running. Just replaced shifter linkage because linkage is made out of plastic parts.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

10 years & still goin'!

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

My husband bought me a 2000 "Bug" in 2005 for Mother's Day, had 32,000 miles. The turbo power is awesome, it hugs/grips the road like you wouldn't believe, the 6 disc cd/speakers will blow you outta there, let the back seat down & you'd be surprised what you can haul around, great mileage. After 5 years: new gear shift, timing belt, tires, inside roof. Mileage today: 69,888. The door panels have come loose & finding replacements is almost impossible. The engine light just came on yesterday, not looking forward to whatever this may cost. Husband says to trade it in. I don't wanna. The bottom line is: it's a great running lil car. Gonna hold on to it as long as I can afford it.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Yellow car = less green

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T Turbo 2dr Hatchback

I bought my Beetle, in December 2008. I bought it with zero maintenance records, at night. Oops! I have been a Beetle/New Beetle nut since I could walk. I'm 23 now, this is my 15th car. It was always my dream car and knew I messed up when I bought it. No service records took a big hit on my wallet. If you buy a Beetle, be smart, get it from someone who appreciates the car. Look for maintenance records. I'd agree some people DO get a lemon. These cars are "particular" and require TLC to be right. I love my car. Don't buy this car thinking you can let things go as you would in another car. If you are reading this, know it's a VW not a Toyota, and you have to maintain it thoroughly.



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Full 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Review

What's New for 2000

Several minor equipment upgrades, such as improved theft protection, debut on the 2000 New Beetle.

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Talk About The 2000 New Beetle

2000 Volkswagen New Beetle Discussions See all Started By

ahassan13
ahassan13
09-27-2001
We have a 1999 New Beetle GLS. The winter of 1999/2000, we noticed a moldy smell in the car when we ran the AC. We took the car to the dealer and they deodorized the AC system and vents. The smell ...


max24
max24
08-06-2005
I just bought a used new beetle year-2000....


xenophage
xenophage
09-22-2008


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