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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
Volkswagen New Beetle Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 115 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/28 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.

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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

178k and still going strong!

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback

I love my beetle! I bought it in 2008 with 104K miles on it, and it has been a road warrior! Up to 178K miles and still no problems! Replaced water pump and belts at 120K and just regular oil changes. Awesome, reliable car. The front grille keeps coming off because I keep scraping it on the ground (admittedly I have very poor parking skills) so low clearance is my only problem, but that is also what makes it so zippy! If you are looking for reliable transportation this is the car for you!

Very glad i bought it,

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback

This was my first new car, every other car I ever had, including a 1974 superbeetle convertible, started at over 100,000. I had some small problems the first 5 years. No problems the next 5. Drove pretty rough the last 2, but probably mostly my fault. :) I really wanted to get the car to 200,000-probably would have if a 21 year old hadn't sideswiped into me at 75 mph, sending me spinning across three lanes of interstate and into a cement barrier. Car dented on 3 sides on the outside, none on inside. Airbag didn't deploy and didn't need too, though I did get sore. Very safe car. Handled a lot of less than ideal conditions- well, including spending over 10 yrs in MN, only 1 yr of it garaged.

Good car if it's taken

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback

I bought my vw beetle a few months ago, and I have had a few problems. I had to replace the ball joints, and the catalytic converter the first week. However It was my fault because I purchased a vehicle without getting in inspected like I should have. I believe vws are good cars if you take care of them. So when you buy one used, just be careful not to buy one that has not had its scheduled maintenance like it should have.

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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.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Great engine

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Vehicle: 2000 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 2dr Hatchback

I gave this little car 4 stars for the engine only. It is very sound and will last forever, if you keep up with the regular oil changes. I bough the car 2 years ago, and had to do zero repairs for the engine. The inside is a different story. The only thing solid for the car is the engine and the steering wheel. A lot of the inside is made of plastic and actually, under the hood, a little tongue comes out to open the hood, and that broke off, so now I have to magician my way to open it. It's tricky but can be done. The inside is breaking. The sunroof,door handles, locks, and glovebox. I would say, the inside would cost me around $1000 to get fixed. If I do the work myself.

6 of 21 people found this review helpful

Fun car but its falling

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

I bought this car brand new and it was a fun car to drive. I love this car and still love this car but random parts of the car started falling off like the interior door handle, the window regulator, pretty much every plastic piece. my head lights burn every 3000 miles and my rear passenger side fixed window fell off on the freeway. The radio went out and the defroster doesn't work well. I a little electrical issues.

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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 ...

I just bought a used new beetle year-2000....


Gas Mileage


  • 21
  • cty
  • 28
  • highway
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