Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle
List price
2004 Volkswagen New Beetle


  • 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.

Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2004 GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 4A)
123,996 miles
Used 2004
Volkswagen New Beetle
East West Lincoln
32.9 mi away
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The image car in VW's lineup, the New Beetle offers a unique combination of safety, fun and upscale features for its price range.

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.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Worst purchase of my entire life
I bought the car because it was cute, got good gas mileage, and I had always wanted one. Well, 3 years later and i've put around $22,000 into the car. First I started replacing minor things like the timing belt and the water pump, then the alternator, then the radiator, then the computer, then the air conditioning, but then i ended up replacing the engine, then the turbo, then the door, then the head gasket, then the transmission(as well as many many other things). This car has left me stranded on SO many occasions. I'm fearful to even drive this death trap. Please save yourself the heart ache, do NOT buy an older model beetle. The only reason I have held on so long is because my grandfather keeps paying to get it fixed, but this is not an inexpensive quick fix car. It will NEVER end.
Stay Away!!
WORST car to own! I have had it for 3 months and it has given me more problems than any other car i have ever owned! It is not worth your time and MONEY! omg. So many electrical problems and the inside is just falling apart! Don't let the cuteness fool you! Lesson learned here!!!!
2004 VW Beetle GL Coupe
This is a great car for the small unique design. It is fun to drive and has great stability. It is very reliable. The only con is a minor electrical fault in the airbag system. The system frequently gave a false alert of having problems, without there actually being a problem.
Bought this cute bug 6 years ago for my daughter. Has been in the shop more times than I can count. I've always had it serviced right on time either at a dealer or by a VW specialist and still have tons of problems. Main ones: - SUNROOF LEAKS - ruined interior! Have taken it to a VW dealer 4 times and an independent specialist once. Still leaks. Really bad design! - POWER WINDOW MOTOR - Replaced - Misc Buttons - pop off. Design is also really a 2-seater as the rear seats are virtually useless for anyone over 5 feet tall. My daughter wanted this based on looks alone. At least this has been a great lesson for her. NEXT TIME SHE'LL BUY QUALITY IN ADDITION TO LOOKS. AVOID THE BUG!
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Features & Specs

21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
115 hp @ 5200 rpm
21 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
115 hp @ 5200 rpm
20 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
180 hp @ 5500 rpm
20 city / 27 hwy
Seats 4
4-speed automatic
150 hp @ 5800 rpm
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger3 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    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

More about the 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle
Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Hatchback Overview

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

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