Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel

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 Diesel 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 TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6A)GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6A)GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual
Horsepower100 hp @ 4000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 rpm100 hp @ 4000 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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TDI Beetle - best kept secret out there
Having learned to drive on a 1962 bug, I have a certain affection for the Beetle. This new one does not disappoint and is uber fun to drive. Owing a new Suburban and also a HD bike, I use the Beetle for daily chores and business commuting. At 6'1" and 250lbs, I have plenty of room. I specifically wanted a turbo diesel, manual because a small car should be fun and involve the driver in the experience. Can't complain abut the 44mpg I am getting as well! I also have a grin on my face knowing that it does not meet current EPA requirements!!! Global warm this.
The New 5-speed Diesel Beetle
The 2004 5-speed stick shift VW Beetle diesel has gotten me 52.1 mpg, average is 49.0 highest of any car I have owned. And more fun to drive than the 2003 4-speed auto model which never got over 40 mpg.
Absolute top fuel economy
Don't believe "experts," EPA on fuel economy. The TDI outperforms any other on the highway. My mileage: 52.5 winter, 57.1 summer, at 65 mph. Nobody can touch that, even a 5-pas. hybrid. (Except VW Beetle, Jetta, Golf manual TDIs) I drive 800 miles on one tank, any day of the year, any place. I drove Provo, UT to Fresno, CA and refilled in CA for $25. Eat your heart out, Prius. These TDIs have power. Handling is very smooth. You want something that needs improvement? Okay, the body style is just not as good as the old bug, but not bad for German engineers. (The original people's car was designed by Penin Farina, Italian, the best that ever lived.)
Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel Overview

The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel is offered in the following styles: GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6A), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), and GL TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6A).

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