2001 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Still gets a big smile

2001 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4-cyl. Turbo Diesel 5-speed Manual)

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7 of 7 people found this review helpful
Still gets a big smile
By Andi S. on


2001 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


We've had the car for about 18 mos, a little over 22k miles.

Not a single bug (no pun intended) with it in all these miles.

Fuel economy is outstanding at 45 mpg overall (as low as 39mpg in NYC traffic, 52mpg highway).

I can fit adults in the back seat for short trips (like taking client to lunch last week).

Great fun to drive, and definitely does NOT fit the profile of the traditional diesel. If you've never driven one, you should try one out.

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outstanding fuel economy, great performance off the line.
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