Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback


$3,888 - $5,648
2003 Volkswagen New Beetle

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.


Pros

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

Cons

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

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Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A) Galactic Blue Black109,947 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLX 1.8T
List:$1,988
Est.Loan: $41/mo
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Great Deal!
Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Mellow Yellow Black73,287 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGL 1.8T
List:$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Platinum Gray Grey177,835 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
List:$5,648
Est.Loan: $116/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Dealer Notes

"Take a look at this very nice and MARYLAND STATE INSPECTED 2003 Volkswagen Beetle GLS! Great color combination with Platinum Gray Paint and Gray Leather Interior. 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

107,320 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGL 1.8T
List:$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGL
List:$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
75,000 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
List:$3,888
Est.Loan: $80/mo
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Good Deal!
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Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGL
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Hagerstown Honda
40.1 mi away
125,875 miles
Used 2003Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
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Features & Specs

GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A)GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A)GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GL 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A)GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A)GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GL 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
MPG232323232423332423382433382424
Seating444444444444444
Transmission4-speed automatic6-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic4-speed automatic5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual4-speed automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
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Horsepower115 hp @ 5200 rpm180 hp @ 5500 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm90 hp @ 3750 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm

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

    Rollover4/5
    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
    G
    Good

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Let Me Tell You What's BUG'n Me
We bought our 03 Beetle with the 1.8L with about 50,000 miles on it. Within weeks it had an engine light on. I have battled the engine light, among other things, ever since. We changed an injector and a coil pack on the number 2 cylinder because of a persistent miss. This was after diagnosis of codes would not narrow the problem down. Immediately following it began cranking hard on start and not starting until the second attempt. First code said crankshaft sensor so we replaced that. Had to replace camshaft sensor thereafter to fix the problem. Next it threw a coolant system code so we replaced the ECT sensor. After that the thermostat. This car was a reliability nightmare. Never ever again.
A chuggy Volkswagen!
This is far the worst car I had! When I bought it at 151,000 miles, a few weeks later I noticed a lot white smoke coming out my tail pipe as I accelerate and it was chugging during that time. (Worse in winter). It faced a lot oil leaks and found out I had coolant leak too. I tried to get this oil leak under control after 3 repairs and still hasn't been fixed and spent slightly over $1,000 for that same oil problem. Oi! She was an oil eater! Until I finally got a tune up, that helped the chugging to stop, but then still got blue smoke coming out tail pipe. Not to mention, this is a turbo engine. My mechanic who specialize in European cars mentioned that turbo goes out every 75,000 miles. A turbo itself is $700 and labor? Probably $1,000. Eventhough, two Volkswagen dealerships told me I needed a new engine. Sitting in that driver bucket seat is uncomfortable. My lower back started to feel the burning and aching. The headlights are always loose, the rubber sealing doesn't reattach properly. The lightbulbs? They burn out frequently. My CD player skips or stops music for few seconds. I always had fast right turn blinker...even with all lightbulbs seemed to work. Too many problems! I'm not totally against the beetle, but she was a real BUGGER! Not buying VW again.
Coil Packs, Coil Packs, Coil Packs.
Purchased this 2003 Beetle with 39k on 12-31-08 for daughter. I've had to replace three coil packs, the 4th was already replaced when the car was purchased. VW had a problem with issue, but told me this car was not covered under the recall back during 2003. I was also told that I could take this car to the dealer and pay $100.00 to get the codes read and if I keep the receipts and if they ever do recall this issue, then I could send in for a refund. I decided to use the $100.00 code fee and purchase new coil packs. I did buy a code scanner off of eBay for less than $30.00, it reads and clears the Check Engine Light after you make the repair. This car has the 1.8T engine.
Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Overview

The Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback is offered in the following styles: GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A), GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GL 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 4A), GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GL 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M).

What's a good price on a Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback?

Save up to $137 on one of 5 Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $1,988 as of 07/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 5 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback trim styles:

  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLS is priced between $3,888 and $5,648 with odometer readings between 75000 and 177835 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GL 1.8T is priced between $4,995 and $4,995 with odometer readings between 107320 and 107320 miles.
  • The Used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback GLX 1.8T is priced between $1,988 and $1,988 with odometer readings between 109947 and 109947 miles.

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