Is the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2003 New Beetle Hatchback featuring deep dives into trim levels including Turbo S, GL, GL 1.8T, GLS, etc. with careful analysis around pricing, features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving and performance. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
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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), and GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A). Pre-owned New Beetle Hatchback models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 180 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2003 New Beetle Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 6-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback?
Save up to $129.1 on one of 13 used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetles for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $1995 as of Jan 22, 2018, based on data from 10 dealers and 6 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.3 to 4.3 out of 5 stars.
Price comparisons for used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle trim styles:
The used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo S is priced around $4500 with average odometer reading of 102320 miles.
The used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL is priced around $3707 with average odometer reading of 128089 miles.
The used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 1.8T is priced around $6370 with average odometer reading of 69086 miles.
The used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced around $5697 with average odometer reading of 98723 miles.
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What do people think of the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback? Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2003 New Beetle Hatchback a 4.3 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2003 New Beetle Hatchback.
Review 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.
What options are available on the 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback?
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Available Volkswagen New Beetle 2003 Hatchback Trims: 2.5, 2.5L, GLS 1.8T, S, 2.5L PZEV, GLS TDI, GL, S PZEV, GL 1.8T, 2.5 PZEV, GLS, GLX 1.8T, SE PZEV, 2.5L Final Edition PZEV, 2.5L Red Rock Edition PZEV, Base, SE, TDI, Triple White, GLS TDi, Turbo S
Exterior Colors: Aquarius Blue , Salsa Red, Platinum Gray Metallic, Gecko Green, Reflex Silver, Reflex Silver Metallic, Heaven Blue Metallic , Candy White, Yellow, Dark Blue, Galactic Blue Metallic, Harvest Moon Beige, Mellow Yellow, Red Uni, Uni Black, Batik Blue Metallic, Cyber Green, Gecko Green Metallic, Laser Blue, Aquarius Blue, Campanella, Campanella White, Cyber Green Metallic, Green Metallic, Red, Riviera Blue Pearl, Black, Blue Lagoon , Blue Lagoon Metallic, Candy White , Platinum Gray, Red Rock, Shadow Blue, Silver Metalic, Sundown Orange, Sunflower Yellow, Techno Blue Pearl Metallic, Uni Red, White