Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle
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2001 Volkswagen New Beetle

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.

Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2001 GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
99,493 miles
Used 2001
Volkswagen New Beetle
GLS 1.8T
List$3,599
Est.Loan: $74/mo
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Dealer Notes
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2001 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
77,861 miles
Used 2001
Volkswagen New Beetle
GLS
(20)
Hagerstown Kia
40.1 mi away
List$4,599
Est.Loan: $94/mo
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Dealer Notes
LOW MILES, CLEAN CARFAX, Great MPG. Recent Arrival! 2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2D Hatchback 2.0L I4 SMPI SOHC FWD Green MetallicSOLD AS-IS! Here is your chance to save big money on this Pre-Auction vehicle offered by Hagerstown Honda/KIA. **NOT FOR SALE TO MARYLAND RESIDENTS** Call before we send it to Auction @ 800-800-4727. TO RECIEVE THE INTERNET SALE PRICE THIS VEHICLE DESCRIPTION PAGE MUST BE PRINTED AND PRESENTED BEFORE PURCHASE!
Volkswagen New Beetle 2001 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
57,684 miles
Used 2001
Volkswagen New Beetle
GLS
VIP Auto
57.1 mi away
List$4,700
Est.Loan: $96/mo
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2001 GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
92,054 miles
Used 2001
Volkswagen New Beetle
GLX 1.8T
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Edmunds' Expert Review

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.

vehicle overview

The New Beetle is a bundle of contradictions. It's a blast from the past and a gateway to the 21st century. It's small but it's safe. It's pretty, but it can also be pretty powerful.

Volkswagen's New Beetle debuted at the 1998 North American International Auto Show in Detroit to classic '60s tunes and daisies dotting the dashboards. As a Volkswagen executive said, "It's the birth of a legend, a love affair continued, a dream come true."

The trademark Beetle body shape is immediately recognizable, though it shares no parts with the old Beetle. It's both larger, with 96.3 cubic feet inside, and more powerful than its predecessor, and the motor is no longer in the back. Three engines are available: a turbocharged 150-horsepower 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine, a 115-horsepower 2.0-liter four-banger, or a high-tech Turbo Direct Injection diesel engine that gets 48 mpg on the highway and has a driving range of 700 miles.

Performance is surprisingly good on all New Beetles, but the 1.8T really shines when pushed to the limit. With 156 foot-pounds of torque available between 2,200 and 4,200 rpm, the New Beetle 1.8T never feels underpowered or overworked. Fun comes both from watching people stare and wave at you and from blasting down the highways or up a canyon road. Steering is responsive, and the little car takes corners without too much fuss, making it easy to rack up speeding tickets, if you're not careful. Like most VWs, the New Beetle is fun to drive, but we'd love to see the company add a stiffer suspension option to go along with the peppy 1.8T engine.

The safety system features energy-absorbing crush zones, pre-tensioning safety belts, daytime running lights, dual airbags, optional side airbags for front-seat passengers and excellent bumper crash-test scores. Other standard features include four beverage holders, a remote locking system, anti-theft alarm, a passenger-assist handle above the glove compartment, driver and passenger height adjusters, mesh pockets on the doors and a bud vase on the dash. Nice touch.

For 2001, the New Beetle gets redesigned cupholders, larger exterior mirrors and a trunk release entrapment button. GLX models now come standard with a Monsoon sound system, rain-sensing wipers and a self-dimming rearview mirror. Optional high-intensity discharge headlights are available on GLS- and GLX-trimmed New Beetles, as are new 17-inch alloy wheels.

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.

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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Ode to Jerry
Greta427,11/16/2009
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)
davemoon22,01/21/2012
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.
Eh...
Jon,04/07/2009
A really fun car for the first few years; peppy engine, tight suspension, solid feel. however, since then I've had recurring problems with the ignition coils, O2 sensor and coolant system. maybe it's a poor service department at the dealer where I've been taking the car, but I've noticed a drastic decline in performance (acceleration) and fuel economy. plus, don't let the size fool you, these cars are freakin' expensive to fix!
The porsche of the middle class, the 2001 vw Beetle Vortex Blue Edition.
vortexblue2001,02/20/2013
Purchased this Beetle in 2006 with 216,000 thousand miles. Now has 255,000 thousand miles. When i purchased the car it needed many things like 4 coils, 4 spark plugs, all the filters,brakes, etc. Basically a a deep regular maintenance. I spend about 1,500 hundred dollars which included the parts and labor to put it up to speed, of course i did not take it to the dealership otherwise labor alone will had cost me 1,500. After that never had a problem with it. I replace the water pump and timing belt 3years ago so i have another 60,000 miles more to go. The Beetle has a ( 5- speed manual transmision) thats one of the reasons the car has lasted this long.This car is a good car if you service it.
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Features & Specs

MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
Gas
115 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
Gas
115 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
Gas
150 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
20 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
Gas
150 hp @ 5800 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • 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
    Good

More about the 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle
Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Overview

The Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle is offered in the following submodels: New Beetle Hatchback, New Beetle Diesel. Available styles include GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A), GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A), GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M).

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

Save up to $99 on one of 3 Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,599 as of10/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from4.2 to 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle trim styles:

  • The Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced between $4,599 and$4,700 with odometer readings between 57684 and77861 miles.
  • The Used 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T is priced between $3,599 and$3,599 with odometer readings between 99493 and99493 miles.

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