2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Review | Edmunds.com

2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Volkswagen New Beetle Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.9 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 90 hp @ 3750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 29/40 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 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

    Cute yet classic styling, excellent crash-test scores, affordably priced, turbo model is fun to drive.

  • Cons

    Compromised rear seat/cargo capacity compared to Golf, could use a stiffer suspension.

  • What's New for 2001

    Optional 17-inch alloy wheels can be ordered on GLS 1.8T and GLX models. Exterior mirrors are larger, high-intensity discharge headlights and a Monsoon sound system are available, and all New Beetles benefit from redesigned cupholders and a trunk entrapment release button. Rain-sensing wipers and a self-dimming rearview mirror now come on GLX models.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 29
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  • 40
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


6 of 8 people found this review helpful

Fun, but not worth it

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Vehicle: 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)

Fun to drive, but cheaply made. Interior isn't thought out well, and is almost funny in it's badness. Interior peels off, switches and knobs break very easy, and forget about getting a drink and planning to fit it in the cupholder.



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Full 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Review

What's New for 2001

Optional 17-inch alloy wheels can be ordered on GLS 1.8T and GLX models. Exterior mirrors are larger, high-intensity discharge headlights and a Monsoon sound system are available, and all New Beetles benefit from redesigned cupholders and a trunk entrapment release button. Rain-sensing wipers and a self-dimming rearview mirror now come on GLX models.

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Talk About The 2001 New Beetle

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virginia5
virginia5
03-13-2001
I've had my New Beetle GLX Turbo since 9/00 and have been reasonably satisfied with it. However, it's been in the shop 3 times for the engine light turning on/limited engine power. Has anyone else ex...


hallheidi
hallheidi
06-30-2013
COOLANT LEAK MIGRATION MAY BE CAUSING TONS OS ELECTRICAL/misc. ISSUES!!-I have been scouring the Internet looking for answers to my recently purchased used 2001 vw new beetle which intermittently stal...


cybergrnbug
cybergrnbug
05-11-2001
Most people from what I heard have problems with the 98 and 99 New Beetles, but I think they worked out alot of the "bugs" in the Beetle for the 2000 and 2001 models. I know alot of 2000 and...



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