Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Pricing

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2004 Highlights

For 2004, the New Beetle is no longer available in GLX trim. There's an improved TDI engine and restyled 16- and 17-inch wheels. Turbo S models get uniquely styled 17-inch wheels as a late-year addition. New safety features include head curtain airbags and upgraded head restraints. The Monsoon audio system is now standard on the GLS and new GDL headlights are optional. Later in the model year a fixed rear spoiler will replace the power-operated unit and a CD player with MP3 capability will be added. Convertibles get new exterior colors and color combinations. All Beetles get a new fuel cap warning light this year. TDI models can be equipped with a Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG), which is a six-speed manual transmission with electronic control of the clutch and gearshifting. It can be operated in full automatic mode, like a traditional automatic, or shifted manually like a Tiptronic.


  • 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 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M) Black Black/Gray74,000 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleTurbo S
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M) Platinum Gray Metallic Gray 69,959 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGLS TDI
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Platinum Gray/Black Cloth Roof FWD GLS 1.9L I4 SOHC Direct Injection Odometer is 3840 miles below market average! 46/38 Highway/City MPG 1.9L I4 SOHC Direct Injection, Gray w/Cloth Seat Trim. Recent Arrival! *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.

Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A) Galactic Blue Metallic Black123,996 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 198,000 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $43/mo
Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A) Reflex Silver Metallic 126,601 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $78/mo
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2004 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE COUPE Front with powerful 2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine and driven only 126601 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-710-1273

Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Sunflower Yellow Black63,398 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $164/mo
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 88,000 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $78/mo

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Features & Specs

GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)Turbo S 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic6-speed manual
Horsepower115 hp @ 5200 rpm115 hp @ 5200 rpm180 hp @ 5500 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
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle


Consumer Rating

The most trouble prone car of them all. Stay away
I bought this car from a family member with only 16K miles and it was garage kept. It's a 2.0 convertible with automatic. I can't begin to say how cheaply built this car is and VW should be ashamed of this product. The structure of this car creaks and moans over smooth roads. The driver's door handle (plastic) was cracked and this cracked the entire door panel. Replacements are hard to find and expensive. I got a new door panel and got metal door handles from ebay. The driver's door latch switch broke. This needed an entire latch and the switch lowers the window when opening and closing the door. Without this switch say goodbye to the top. So I did this myself. Then the rear plastics all cracked. Then the flaps to cover the top frame broke and the top wouldn't move so I took them off to fix it. Then the rear window separated from the canvas. I repaired the rear glass to save me the $2500 for a new top. Once I had this fixed, then the rear driver's window regulator broke. I took this to my friend and he fixed it for $300, but then the power top broke. So I disabled the power top and do it by hand since I'm done fixing stuff on this car. So it's fate is destined to be the in junkyard, but for now it's just rolling junk waiting for it's destiny. All of these repairs are on a low mileage, well maintained car. Other driving impressions- it drives like a cheap economy car. Braking is good. Acceleration is below average. Transmission and engine are still working for some reason. Structure is poor as I described above. Interior storage is average. rear seat room is tight. Paint is good. 30MPG highway. I can not recommend this car under any circumstances even if it's given to you for free. It is very poorly over-engineered. Parts quality is very poor. Construction quality is poor with cheap brittle plastic and weak adhesives holding things together. Parts cost is very high and availability is poor as it may need to be shipped from Germany. So nothing here to see-keep looking.
Poor Quality
Stay away - engineering and quality are very poor. I bought the car new for my daugher for a graduation present. With just over 50K miles we have had to rebuild the transmission and replace the cytelitic converter. Also had numorous annoying but slightly less major problems. My daughter had to stop usign the convertible top several years ago. The darn thing is too complicated and something breaks about every third time it was used. The scary thing is that every we encountered a problem I look on the VW forums and found that many other owners are experiencing the same problem.
Worst Mistake Of My Life
Within three days of buying a 2004 Beetle convertible from a used dealer for $8,600 (incl CA sales tax and dealer fees), it became obvious the tranny had issues. (88K miles on the car.) Less than 2 months later, I've replaced the transmission, and axle, the the tune of $6500. I'm not into this car 15K and every week, something new (engine valve) keeps popping up. The dealer had to have known--the car didn't "know" what gear it was in the first time I took it on the highway. It only made it the 5 miles home after purchase uneventful. I've now maxed out my credit cards and even w/ the new tranny, the car is STILL shifting choppily!
Used 2004 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 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 6-speed manual. The Used 2004 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.

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle?

Save up to $220 on one of 8 Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $2,100 as of 05/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 4.4 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GL is priced between $2,100 and $3,800 with odometer readings between 88000 and 198000 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T is priced between $6,981 and $7,995 with odometer readings between 63398 and 90001 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced between $6,000 and $6,000 with odometer readings between 123996 and 123996 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI is priced between $5,991 and $5,991 with odometer readings between 69959 and 69959 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo S is priced between $5,995 and $5,995 with odometer readings between 74000 and 74000 miles.

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