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, GLS, GLS TDI, GL, GL 1.8T, 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 GLX 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 4A). Pre-owned New Beetle Hatchback models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 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?
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 GLS is priced around $5120 with average odometer reading of 98695 miles.
The used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI is priced around $5950 with average odometer reading of 150599 miles.
The used 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle GL 1.8T is priced around $6370 with average odometer reading of 75038 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, 2.5 PZEV, GLS, S PZEV, GL 1.8T, SE, GLX 1.8T, SE PZEV, Triple White, 2.5L Final Edition PZEV, 2.5L Red Rock Edition PZEV, TDI, 2.5L Red Rock Edition, GL, GLS TDI, GLS TDi, Turbo S
Exterior Colors: Salsa Red, Aquarius Blue , Gecko Green, Platinum Gray Metallic, Reflex Silver Metallic, Harvest Moon Beige, Gecko Green Metallic, Heaven Blue Metallic , Candy White, Uni Black, Dark Blue, Galactic Blue Metallic, Mellow Yellow, Red Uni, Yellow, Campanella, Platinum Gray, Riviera Blue Pearl, Techno Blue Metallic, Aquarius Blue, Batik Blue Metallic, Blue Lagoon , Blue Lagoon Metallic, Campanella White, Cyber Green, Cyber Green Metallic, Green Metallic, Laser Blue, Shadow Blue, Silver Metalic, Black, Candy White , Marlin Blue Pearl, Red, Red Rock, Reflex Silver, Sundown Orange, Sunflower Yellow, Tornado Red Metallic, Uni Red, White