Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Pricing

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2001 Highlights

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.


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


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

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Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2001 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A) Silver Metalic 129,878 miles
Used 2001Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2001 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Dark Blue 44,484 miles
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2001 GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Green Metallic 189,650 miles
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2001 GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A) Gray107,046 miles
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Features & Specs

GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle


Consumer Rating

Ode to Jerry
This car is not for anyone who can't handle a few (well okay, a lot) of quirks. Having driven this daily for three years and put 100K miles on it in that time I would describe this as a reliable car. Word to the wise all VW's have a timing belt, if it blows, chances are so will your engine :( I loved this car. It was super fun to drive, had lots of zip for a 4 cyl and with low annual maint costs. Keep up with the maint and you will have little to no serious issues. I would highly suggest replacing the timing belt sooner than recommended just in case. Overall, my beetle, Jerry was very dependable with few "real" problems. Check engine light was always on due to fault O2 sensor.
Never ever again will I buy a VW (any)
1st Beelte had a bunch of issues (a/c, batteries would never last over a few months, oil leaking - had to do a major repair, then sold it). Second, a 2001 with 70k, has had more issues than I can possibly recall. I must have spent over 7k withing a 9 month period. Ridiculous. The major problem I have is with the dealerships. They'll diagnose something is wrong, you get that done, the car still has the same issue and then they will tell you "Oh, well, then, it must be something else" Replace driver's seatbelt buckle, both windows regulators, cam shaft adjuster, turn signal relay, inner tie rods, valve cover gasket, pcv hose, door latch and list goes on: all major $$$ repairs.
At 168k, here's hoping for 200k+ miles
This review is for an '01 1.8T New Beetle (Auto), GLS trim with 17" rims, sports suspension, leather (heated) seating, steering wheel & shifter, and sunroof. At 50k miles, the ECU was chipped to 1 BAR. Now at 168k miles I must say my NB's been an excellent vehicle. The only items fixed under warranty were coil-packs and a MAF sensor. I replaced the Cam Chain Tensioner, 2 Oxygen/1 MAF sensors, valve cover gasket and a few hoses at 154k miles. Otherwise, everything else works! (Knock on wood!) I guess I'm lucky as the NB is not rated highly for reliability. But with my other cars, I do my own maintenance/repair and follow the scheduled maintenance very closely. Hope it'll go beyond 200k miles!
Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Overview

Pre-owned Volkswagen New Beetle models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 1.8 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 150 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic.

What's a good price on a Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle?

Price comparisons for Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle trim styles:

  • The Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced between $5,495 and $5,495 with odometer readings between 44484 and 44484 miles.
  • The Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLX 1.8T is priced between $3,499 and $3,499 with odometer readings between 107046 and 107046 miles.

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