Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

$4,700 - $3,800
2004 Volkswagen New Beetle

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 Convertible for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Reflex Silver Metallic Black59,000 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $117/mo
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: $135/mo
18.9 mi away
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Sundown Orange Black101,200 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $96/mo
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Dealer Notes

***5 SPEED MANUAL***ONE OWNER***Beetle GLS 1.8T, 2D Convertible, Black w/Perforated Leather Seating Surfaces. Clean CARFAX. CARFAX One-Owner. 2004 Volkswagen Beetle Sundown Orange 31/24 Highway/City MPG1 Owner CARFAX CERTIFIED!! # 1 Pre-Owned MINI Dealer in the USA! If we don't have it in stock, we can probably find it for you. Call today!

Galactic Blue Metallic Black123,996 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
Est.Loan: $123/mo
East West Lincoln
32.9 mi away
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We only stock the Highest Quality Preowned Cars & Light Trucks in the DC Area. East West Lincoln is the only free-standing Lincoln dealership in the area and we love what we do!

198,000 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $43/mo
Platinum Gray Metallic Gray 166,752 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $57/mo
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After business hours please contact Tamim at (540) 287-5112Brand new on our lot, we have a BEAUTIFUL, 2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL! This Beetle is gray, sitting on black wheels with GREAT tread left on the tires, and is matched inside with a CLEAN gray cloth interior! Powered by a 2.0L 4 cylinder motor, paired with a SMOOTH automatic transmission, and is capable of seeing upwards of 30 MPG! LOADED with tons of great features, like the power windows, power steering, power locks, power mirrors, cruise control, ICE cold A/C, and that's only listing a few! Premium surround sound speaker system with AM/FM radio, MP3 playback capable, and has a built in CD player! With so many great features, and so much more to still see, you DO NOT want to miss out on a deal this great! So hurry and call, or stop by TODAY to schedule your test drive before you miss your chance to own this gorgeous, 2004 Volkswagen Beetle GL!

Reflex Silver Metallic 126,601 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $78/mo
Apple Auto Sales
53.2 mi away
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$104 Below Market
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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

Cyber Green Metallic Cream 50,000 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $166/mo
West Broad Hyundai
96.7 mi away
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Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. Odometer is 62433 miles below market average! 31/24 Highway/City MPG This 2004 Volkswagen Beetle GLS in Cyber Green features: ****Accident Free Car Fax****, ***1 Owner Car Fax****, Premium Local Trade In, EXTREMELY LOW MILES! CLEAN VEHICLE!. See the rest of our inventory at: WESTBROADHYUNDAI.COM. Ask about our Extended Service Plans! Our online price excludes title, taxes, tags, and $589 Processing fee.

Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $143/mo
88,000 miles
Used 2004Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $78/mo

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Features & Specs

GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual5-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual
Horsepower150 hp @ 5800 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm115 hp @ 5400 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

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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 Convertible Overview

The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible is offered in the following styles: GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLS 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), and GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M).

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

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 1.8T is priced between $4,700 and $8,093 with odometer readings between 50000 and 101200 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GL is priced between $2,100 and $3,800 with odometer readings between 88000 and 198000 miles.

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