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The used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel is offered in the following styles: GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), and GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A). Pre-owned New Beetle Diesel models are available with a 0-liter diesel engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2003 New Beetle Diesel comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 5-speed manual.
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Review This is/was our 2nd VW New Beetle TDI. Both 2003's. I can say that I've been very happy overall with both cars. The only downside is the maintenance expense compared to Toyota's. There has been zero unscheduled maintenance expense with every Toyota I've owned. BOTH Bugs: FUN to drive! More comfortable (I'm 6'3"). Great road trip car, for my wife and I with plenty of room for luggage with the back seat folded down. GREAT mileage (never less than 43 with everyday driving and up to 55mpg on road trips). We used it as a 2nd car and whoever had to drive the furthest that day.. WANTED the bug. Fun and cheap! Update: the beetle had great crash safety & performance. We were in an accident where a drunk driver pulled out in front of us & we hit him at nearly 70mph. We both survived.
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Available Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Diesel Trims: 2.5, GLS, 2.5L, GLS 1.8T, GL, GLX 1.8T, SE, 2.5 PZEV, S, S PZEV, 2.5L PZEV, GL 1.8T, SE PZEV, 2.5L Final Edition PZEV, Dark Flint Edition, GLS TDI, Triple White, Turbo S
Exterior Colors: Salsa Red, Black, Gecko Green Metallic, Aquarius Blue , Laser Blue, Dark Blue, Gecko Green, Harvest Moon Beige, Platinum Gray Metallic, Sunflower Yellow, Red, Reflex Silver, Shadow Blue, Aquarius Blue, Batik Blue Metallic, Blue Lagoon , Campanella, Candy White , Dark Flint, Galactic Blue Metallic, Green Metallic, Mellow Yellow, Platinum Gray, Red Uni, Reflex Silver Metallic, Uni Black
Interior Colors: Black leatherette, Black, Cream leatherette, White leatherette, Cream leatherette, Gray, Gray , Gray leather, Gray leatherette