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2003 Highlights

Volkswagen makes the TDI and 150-horsepower 1.8T engines available on the base GL trim level. All GLs now come with power windows and cruise control, and the GL 1.8T and all GLS models get alloy wheels. Stability control (ESP), heated seats, and the Monsoon sound system will be available across the line. All models except the GL get a standard sunroof and a larger center console container, and the GL and GLS have new cloth upholstery. Note that last year's Sport model has been discontinued. All models have a more comfortable rear seat, a clock/temperature display on the rearview mirror and turn signals mounted on the outside mirrors. Finally, if you've been holding out for a Beetle convertible since 1998, your wait is almost over -- the first drop tops should arrive at the dealers just in time for, well, winter. The first ones will be 2.0 GL and GLS models in February 2003, 1.8T-equipped GLS and GLX models later in the spring.

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  • Cute yet classic styling, range of engine choices, long list of standard features, good crash test scores.


  • Tight rear-seat accommodations, limited cargo room, high price of Turbo S model.

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Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A) Harvest Moon Beige Black98,000 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
Est.Loan: $111/mo
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Looking for a family vehicle? This Volkswagen NEW BEETLE GLS Power Convertible Top LOW LILES is great for kids and adults. Rest assured knowing that this Volkswagen NEW BEETLE GLS Power Convertible Top LOW LILES has the low miles that you have been searching for with only 98,000 on the odometer. Non-smoker? No worries the previous owner was too. No need to stress over if this Volkswagen NEW BEETLE GLS Power Convertible Top LOW LILES has been maintained over the years. We have the complete SERVICE HISTORY and are happy to provide you with it. This car has passed a rigorous, MULTI-POINT INSPECTION and reconditioning process before being offered for sale. You will be completely satisfied with its quality. Worried about getting stuck with a wrecked car? Not this Volkswagen NEW BEETLE GLS Power Convertible Top LOW LILES and we can guarantee it! If getting noticed is what you are after, then this car is the perfect fit. One rev of it's superior 2.0L 4 cyl engine and people will know you've arrived. With rising gas prices, fuel efficiency is more important than ever. This Volkswagen NEW BEETLE GLS Power Convertible Top LOW LILES's 2.0L 4 cyl gives you the gas mileage that you want. Grip the road like never before with this sports tuned suspension. This Volkswagen NEW BEETLE GLS Power Convertible Top LOW LILES comes fully equipped with all the power, convenience and safety options that you expect in a car of this caliber. This baby 'purrs like a kitten' under the hood. From first glance you will appreciate the sheer beauty of an impeccable exterior. Enjoy your new ride knowing the interior could pass a 'white glove' test as it has been well cared and has no damage or stains. We have checked and double checked all of the major mechanical systems and know they are in great shape and waiting for you to drive it. We provide a free CARFAX report without the run around and hassle on this vehicle and all others on our lot. As a CARFAX CERTIFIED dealership, you will not deal with the hassle of worry. Our vehicles come with a CARFAX report and are completely inspected before going on the lot. As with all our cars that we sell, this one has an optional extended warranty available. See a salesman for more information. Finance this NEW BEETLE GLS Power Convertible Top LOW LILES with our in-house BUY HERE - PAY HERE program and drive it away today. Want a new car? Have bad credit or no credit? Not a problem! We here at Best Auto of Manassas INC offer GUARANTEED FINANCING on our inventory and will get you approved for this car. Upon credit approval call or drop by to see just how low we can get your monthly payments. Cash Buyers Welcome. Come In and Make A Deal! We are located only minutes from Clifton! Not a single dent or scratch! Convertible top in great condition. Runs and drives great! Perfect first car!

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Platinum Gray Grey177,571 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
Est.Loan: $94/mo
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"Take a look at this very nice and MARYLAND STATE INSPECTED 2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS! Great color combination with Platinum Gray Paint! Clean Auto History Report. Get great fuel economy with the 2.0L 4Cyl and 5-Speed Manual Transmission. Financing available. Call or email for more details. You will love our NO HAGGLE

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) 117,949 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGL 1.8T
Est.Loan: $116/mo
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New Price! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. White Artificial Leather.2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8T GLS 1.8T FWD 1.8L I4 SMPI DOHC 29/22 Highway/City MPG

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A) 75,000 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
Est.Loan: $80/mo
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2003 Volkswagen Beetle 2D Hatchback FWD 4-Speed Automatic 29/23 Highway/City MPG Clean CARFAX. 23/29mpg Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 67,500 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 17,573 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGL
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Mellow Yellow 73,275 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGL 1.8T
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Front Comfort Seats,Leatherette Seat Trim,AM/FM Cassette Stereo Sound System,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Cassette,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Front Cupholders,Tachometer,ABS brakes,AM/FM radio,Alloy wheels,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,Convertible roof lining,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Front anti-roll bar,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Front wheel independent suspension,Glass rear window,Heated door mirrors,Illuminated entry,Integrated roll-over protection,Outside temperature display,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power convertible roof,Power door mirrors,Power steering,Power windows,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Security system,Speed control,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,10 Speakers,Speed-Sensitive Wipers,Door mirrors%3A body-color,Air Conditioning

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Uni Black Black98,227 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
Est.Loan: $98/mo
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2003 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE Front with powerful 2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine and driven only 98227 miles%2521 We provide quality and best price %2A%2AFINANCING AVAILABLE%2A%2A Contact our Sales at 703-653-4920 A/C Front,Alloy Wheels,Anti-Lock Brakes,Driver Air Bag,Leather Interior,Leather Seats,Power Mirrors,Power Steering,Power Windows,Side Air Bag,Tilt Wheel,Chrome Wheels,Keyless Entry ,Passenger Air Bag,Power Door Locks,Cruise Control,AM/FM Stereo,Heat/AC ,Convertable Top Cloth

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Features & Specs

GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic6-speed manual4-speed automatic
Horsepower115 hp @ 5200 rpm180 hp @ 5500 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

    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 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle


Consumer Rating

disposable car
I bought a 2003 convertible beetle with 60k. one week after driving it i notice a hard shift, a few days after an oil leak was noticed. I took it a Volkswagen dealer and they did a diagnostic and confirmed what I told them, suggested that I do a transmission fluid check and it could fix the problem I said BS. I had read all the complaints about this car and my mechanic also told me that I should have never bought it, he pointed out the the transmission could not be serviced and all of the hoses are made of plastic that with heat they become brittle and break.. so I took my loss and bought a Honda accord. don't buy this car is disposable. I would never buy a volkswagen again..
I love my convertible
Looking for a fun car that's sure to get people's heads turning? The Volkswagen new beetle convertible is it! This is the best car I've ever owned. It is reliable, sturdy, gets great gas mileage. I've had no problems with it. I would highly recommend this car! If you're thinking you see a bunch of bad reviews--try it for yourself, it may surprise you with how great it is. That's what I did, and it was the best choice. Good job Volkswagen!
2003 New Beetle Turbo
I bought our 2003 New Beetle Convertible Turbo with auto 6 speed in June 2003 for my wife's birthday. We had to go to Arlington, TX, to order one of the first to come into the USA. My wife has loved this car! The handling and comfort are great, and she loves to leave the pickemup drivers standing at the lights. We don't drive it much, but one highlight was trip from Huntsville, AL, to Ashville, NC, in October. But I worry a bit. There have been several service issues, including one coil recoil. The latest service, with 57,600 miles, was the appearance of Service Engine light. Dealer wants only $2200 to fix everything!
Used 2003 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 180 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 6-speed manual. The Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced between $3,888 and $5,399 with odometer readings between 67500 and 177571 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 1.8T is priced between $5,645 and $5,645 with odometer readings between 117949 and 117949 miles.

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2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Gas Mileage

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/27 highway MPG

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 6-speed manual, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/28 highway MPG

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A), 4-speed automatic, premium unleaded (recommended)
23 compined MPG,
20 city MPG/27 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG23
Transmission4-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement2.0 L
Passenger Volume93 cu.ft.
Wheelbase98.7 in.
Length161.1 in.
Width67.9 in.
Height59 in.
Curb Weight2897 lbs.