Used 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Diesel

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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Pros

  • Iconic styling
  • powerful turbo or fuel-efficient diesel engines
  • well-made and stylish interior
  • lots of features.

Cons

  • Unrefined base engine
  • price tag can soar with options.

Used 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Diesel for Sale

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013 TDI 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
25,953 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
TDI
List$16,936
Est.Loan: $309/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Beetle 2.0 TDI, 2.0L TDI Turbodiesel 140 hp, 6-Speed Automatic DSG, Tornado Red, Beige w/V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces. 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 TDI Tornado Red FWD 6-Speed Automatic DSG 2.0L TDI Turbodiesel 140 hp Recent Arrival! Odometer is 23561 miles below market average! 37/28 Highway/City MPG Volkswagen Combined Details: * Vehicle History * Warranty Deductible: $50 * 100+ Point Inspection * Limited Warranty: 24 Month/24,000 Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned 2012-2017 Model Years program), 12 Month/12,000 Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned 2018 Model Year program), 24 Month/Unlimited Mile beginning on the new certified purchase date or expiration of new car warranty expires (whichever occurs later) (for Volkswagen Certified Pre-Owned TDI Models program) * 2 Years of 24-Hr Roadside Asst. Transferability See Dealer for Details * Roadside Assistance
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013 TDI 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
22,276 miles
Cpo 2013
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
TDI
List$17,500
Est.Loan: $319/mo
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Beige Artificial Leather. CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Candy White 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 TDI FWD 6-Speed Automatic DSG 2.0L TDI Turbodiesel 140 hp We have an excellent selection of pre-owned vehicles in every price range. Odometer is 21911 miles below market average! 37/28 Highway/City MPG Find out why buying from Beyer is better.
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013 TDI 2dr Convertible w/Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
10,312 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
TDI
York Volkswagen
79.1 mi away
List$20,990
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Certified Pre Owned TDI Comes with a Two Year and Unlimited Mileage Warranty. Navigation, Fender Audio, Heated Seats, Alloy Wheels and More. Hard to Find Yellow Color and Only 10,000 Miles. Call to Talk to One of Our Sales Team about this Beetle Today
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013 TDI 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
109,830 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
TDI
Flow Volkswagen
86.5 mi away
List$13,299
Est.Loan: $248/mo
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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013 TDI 2dr Convertible w/Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
38,493 miles
Cpo 2013
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
TDI
List$17,999
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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PRICE DROP FROM $18,999. 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav trim. CARFAX 1-Owner, LOW MILES - 38,493! NAV, Heated Seats, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, Keyless Start, Turbo, Alloy Wheels, Premium Sound System, Diesel. SEE MORE!KEY FEATURES INCLUDENavigation, Heated Driver Seat, Turbocharged, Diesel, Premium Sound System, iPod/MP3 Input, Bluetooth, Aluminum Wheels, Keyless Start, Heated Seats Rear Spoiler, MP3 Player, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release, Heated Mirrors. Volkswagen 2.0L TDI w/Sound/Nav with MOON ROCK SILVER METALLIC W/BLACK TOP exterior and TITAN BLACK V-TEX interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 140 HP at 4000 RPM*.EXCELLENT VALUEWas $18,999. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $30,300*.WHO WE AREWe are located at 6631 Carlisle Pike Mechanicsburg, PA 17055. Faulkner Volkswagen of Mechanicsburg is your Mechanicsburg Volkswagen dealership serving Harrisburg. We are your Harrisburg area VW dealership for new, used and certified pre-owned Volkswagen cars, as well as Volkswagen financing.Pricing analysis performed on 9/17/2018. Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013 TDI 2dr Convertible w/Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
28,669 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
TDI
List$19,990
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible 2013 TDI 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
16,978 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Beetle Convertible
TDI
List$18,875
Est.Loan: $344/mo
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CARFAX One-Owner. Reflex Silver Metallic/Black Roof 2013 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0 TDI FWD 6-Speed Automatic DSG 2.0L TDI Turbodiesel 140 hp Black w/Leather Seating Surfaces, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM, Brake assist, Electronic Stability Control, Fender Premium Sound System w/Subwoofer, Four wheel independent suspension, Glass rear window, Heatable Front Bucket Seats, Heated door mirrors, Leather Shift Knob, Leather steering wheel, MP3 decoder, Navigation System, Outside temperature display, Power door mirrors, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio%3A Premium VIII AM/FM Sound System w/8-Speakers, Remote keyless entry, RNS 315 Radio Navigation System, Security system, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Traction control, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers, V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces, Wheels%3A 17 x 7J TDI Aluminum Alloy.<br><br><br>Odometer is 50235 miles below market average%2521 37/28 Highway/City MPG

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Edmunds' Expert Review

With its updated styling, upscale interior and wide variety of powertrains, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is a top choice for fans of wind-in-your-hair motoring.

vehicle overview

In an era when everyone from bickering politicians to self-important rent-a-cops seems just a little too tense, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is a rolling invitation for everyone to just lighten up.

And, really, why not when you have a compact drop top like this that's practically begging you to come out and play? The latest Beetle's more muscular styling may say "horsepower" more than "flower power," but it still embodies the cheeky playfulness people expect from a Beetle. The classy four-seat interior is almost as memorable, but it's also well-made and nicely quiet thanks to the multilayered and power-operated soft top that can be lowered in less than 10 seconds. Not only is this new drop-top Beetle an awful a lot of fun, it's also one of the most desirable convertibles on the market as well.

Longer, wider and lower than the Beetle convertible it's replacing, this all-new Beetle convertible is a better car all the way around. The styling is undeniably more masculine with its aggressive stance, lower roof line and standard rear spoiler. Additional structural reinforcements and an independent rear suspension deliver a smooth ride and very respectable handling, especially in the sporty Turbo model. Inside, it gets a more natural driving position without the old car's table-like dash top.

Other practical improvements include a soft top that folds lower atop the rear deck for improved visibility and a larger trunk with split-folding rear seatbacks that makes it possible to squeeze in longer items and still close the trunk lid. Of course, "larger" is a relative term since the trunk remains quite tiny and further suffers from a small opening. The backseat isn't all that roomy either, but there is more legroom than you'll find in other small convertibles like the Mini Cooper.

If you'd like to check out alternatives, the Fiat 500C and sportier Mini Cooper convertible should be on your list even though they're smaller. For something larger, and with a decidedly different vibe, the Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang convertibles are also worth a look. There's also Volkswagen's Eos; it's a lot more expensive, but it does offer the extra security of a retractable hardtop design.

Even with all these choices, however, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible hits a sweet spot that its competitors can't quite match. And that may help explain why this smile-inducing ragtop always seems ready for a good time.

Trim levels & features

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is a four-passenger soft-top convertible that's offered in three main trim levels: base 2.5L, diesel-powered TDI and performance-oriented Turbo.

Standard equipment on the 2.5L includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heated windshield-washer nozzles, heated mirrors, a fully powered soft top, a rear spoiler, keyless entry, air-conditioning, full power accessories, cruise control, premium vinyl "leatherette" upholstery, height-adjustable and heated front seats, split-folding rear seats, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and an eight-speaker sound system with a CD player, an iPod interface and an auxiliary audio jack.

The TDI model starts with all the base model's standard features, then adds the turbodiesel engine, different alloy wheels, keyless ignition/entry, a multifunction steering wheel, a dash-top auxiliary gauge pod and an upgraded touchscreen audio system with HD and satellite radios. Springing for the Turbo gets you all the above plus the more powerful turbocharged gasoline engine, 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, a sport-tuned suspension, front sport seats, alloy pedals and distinctive interior trim.

Most options are grouped into packages, starting with the base model's Technology package that includes many of the upgrades that come standard on the TDI. The Sound package (Turbo only) bundles an upgraded trip computer and a Fender premium audio system. The Sound and Navigation package (2.5L/TDI only) adds the premium audio system plus a touchscreen navigation system to the mix. On the base 2.5L model it also includes 18-inch alloy wheels.

Early buyers can also opt for one of three limited-edition models that pay homage to the original Beetle's glory years: the 1950s, '60s and '70s.

2013 Highlights

The VW Beetle convertible is all-new for 2013.

Performance & mpg

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is offered with a choice of three different powertrains, all of which send power to the front wheels.

The entry-level 2.5L gets a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine that puts out 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard. In Edmunds testing, a Beetle 2.5L coupe went from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds -- about average for an automatic compact. Expect the convertible to be a bit slower. This powertrain's EPA's fuel economy estimates are 21 mpg city/27 mpg highway and 23 mpg combined. This is actually the worst fuel economy of them all, and not that impressive for a car this size.

The TDI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that produces 140 hp and 236 lb-ft. Transmission choices here include the standard six-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed automated manual known as DSG. EPA fuel economy estimates come in at 28/41/32.

The Turbo takes its name from a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that cranks out a healthy 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. It gets the same transmission choices as the TDI. Expect a 0-60 time north of the Turbo coupe's 6.6 seconds. More impressive than that performance boost are fuel economy numbers that surpass those of the base model at 21/30/24 with the manual and 21/29/24 with the DSG automatic. Premium fuel is recommended, though.

Safety

Standard safety features on the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control and combination head/thorax front side airbags. Also standard are roll bars behind the rear seats that pop up in a fraction of a second in a crash.

Driving

From behind the steering wheel, the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible is an enjoyable car to drive. Just how enjoyable largely depends on which of the three available engines is under the hood.

The entry-level 2.5-liter five-cylinder is powerful enough, but it sounds unrefined and its fuel economy is subpar. The Turbo's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder delivers far more satisfying acceleration and goes farther on a gallon of gas to boot. The four-cylinder turbodiesel powering the TDI is supremely fuel-efficient, while also being considerably livelier than you might expect.

When it comes to the transmissions behind those engines, the easy-shifting six-speed manual rates as one of the best of its type. The optional DSG auto-manual gearbox is a good compromise for those who want the sportiness of a manual and the convenience of an automatic, despite the slow throttle response when left in the normal drive mode.

The VW Beetle Convertible also handles fairly well, especially with the sport-tuned suspension that underpins the Turbo model. While the Turbo's handling isn't in the same league as high-performance models like the Mini Cooper S and Fiat 500C Abarth, it's still good fun on a twisty road. Ride quality is quite good on the 2.5L and TDI, and even the Turbo manages to be refined enough in this department to make a pleasant road trip companion.

Interior

Like the outside of the car, the interior of the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible has a less cutesy look to it. Gone are the previous generation's built-in flower vase and the broad expanse of dash between the steering wheel and the windshield. It's more sensible and normal now, but there's still plenty of style and personality.

As with most VW models, the workmanship and materials here are top-notch. Large gauges, buttons and rotary knobs are easy to see and intuitive to use, which is more than we can say for some of the Beetle Convertible's competitors.

Up front the seats are comfortable, with generous amounts of legroom. Rear seat passengers will find a modest amount of legroom and a bolt-upright seatback, but no mainstream convertible save for the Chrysler 200 offers anything substantially better. Another noteworthy improvement is that the soft top now folds lower atop the rear deck. This improves rear visibility considerably, but the view back is still hardly praiseworthy. An old-school tonneau cover must also be affixed to the folded roof, should you want a cleaner look and less wind noise.

The car's growth spurt also means the trunk has grown to 7.1 cubic feet, and that space can be expanded by flipping down one or both halves of the 50/50-split rear seatbacks. Still, this is a rather negligible amount of space.


Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible.

A nice but poorly built car
matt8266, 08/31/2013
Bought my 2013, TDI ragtop in April and it is a hoot to drive. The problem is, the service department has it more than I do. Wind noise from top, door dent by dealer, interior lighting issue, passenger window regulator issue, driver's door pinch point issue that required an external body shop to remove and reinstall the door! ~ 5 or 6 trips to service with now over 30 days. I'm contacting a lemon law attorney as it is only 6 months and 7K miles old. While it is fun to drive, the fit and window, seals and electronic controls for same are 3rd. world. Read and study before you buy. Volkswagen not helping me at all while the dealer has done his best.
wife's beetle
derekleeo, 12/31/2013
My wife always wanted a convertible and this was the perfect choice. I convinced her to drive the tdi and she loves it. We do a lot of mixed driving, from sitting in line to pick up the kids(a lot of idle time) to highway trips @ 75mph. I track the mileage on fuelly, and after 6 months and just under 5500 miles, the average is 31.3. I do trips @ 55mph with the cruise set and it's over 50mpg. This thing can move, too. It has a lot of low end torque. The only problem we've had is squeeky brakes. If you are moving slow and ease into the brakes(stop and go) they squeak. VW won't fix it, saying it's normal. No it's not, so we have a battle I guess.
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Features & Specs

MPG
28 city / 41 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
28 city / 41 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
28 city / 41 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
28 city / 41 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
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The Used 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Diesel is offered in the following styles: TDI 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), TDI 2dr Convertible w/Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), and TDI 2dr Convertible w/Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM).

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