Is the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2004 New Beetle Convertible featuring deep dives into trim levels including GL, GLS, GLS 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 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), and GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned New Beetle Convertible models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 150 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2004 New Beetle Convertible comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual, 6-speed shiftable automatic.
What's a good price on a used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible?
Save up to $134.8 on one of 11 used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetles for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, Virginia with prices as low as $2100 as of Jan 23, 2018, based on data from 10 dealers and 11 consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 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 around $3995 with average odometer reading of 124200 miles.
The used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced around $4918 with average odometer reading of 103104 miles.
The used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T is priced around $5075 with average odometer reading of 113344 miles.
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Review 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.
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Available Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 Convertible Trims: 2.5, 2.5L, S, 2.5L PZEV, GLS TDI, GL 1.8T, GLS, GLS 1.8T, S PZEV, 2.5 PZEV, GLX 1.8T, SE PZEV, 2.5L Final Edition PZEV, 2.5L Red Rock Edition PZEV, Base, SE, TDI, Triple White, Turbo S, GL, GLS TDi
Exterior Colors: Black, Aquarius Blue , Salsa Red, Sunflower Yellow, Gecko Green, Reflex Silver, Heaven Blue Metallic , Candy White, Yellow, Dark Blue, Harvest Moon Beige, Red Uni, Batik Blue Metallic, Cyber Green, Gecko Green Metallic, Laser Blue, Aquarius Blue, Campanella, Campanella White, Cyber Green Metallic, Green Metallic, Platinum Gray, Red, Reflex Silver Metallic, Riviera Blue Pearl, Uni Black, Uni Red, Blue Lagoon , Blue Lagoon Metallic, Candy White , Galactic Blue Metallic, Mellow Yellow, Platinum Gray Metallic, Red Rock, Shadow Blue, Silver Metalic, Sundown Orange, Techno Blue Pearl Metallic, White