Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle


$3,990 - $6,411
2005 Volkswagen New Beetle

2005 Highlights

Changes for 2005 include a new optional six-speed automatic transmission with the 2.0 and 1.8T engines, a standard MP3 connector for the radio and a satellite radio (either XM or Sirius) option. The 1.8T engine gets squeaky-clean with a ULEV emissions rating. Color changes (always an important factor in any New Beetle purchase) are as follows: Shadow Blue replaces Galactic Blue, Tornado Red replaces Uni Red, and Blue Lagoon is no longer available.


Pros

  • Cute yet classic styling, range of engine choices, long list of standard features, excellent crash test scores.

Cons

  • Tight rear-seat accommodations, limited cargo room, Turbo S model priced much higher than comparable performance coupes.

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Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2005 GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Sundown Orange Black37,007 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGL
List:$5,000
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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$138 Below Market
Volkswagen New Beetle 2005 119,750 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
List:$5,695
Est.Loan: $117/mo
Malloy Hyundai(4)
29.8 mi away
Volkswagen New Beetle 2005 GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M) Harvest Moon Beige Black118,244 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGLS 1.8T
List:$5,495
Est.Loan: $113/mo
Euro Auto Group(5)
52.7 mi away
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Dealer Notes

VERY CLEAN AND RARE SPORT EDITION TURBO WITH 6 SPD MANUAL TRANS WITH SPORT SEATS POWER TOP AND ALL OPTIONS MD ST INSPECTED AND FULLY SERVICED

Platinum Gray Metallic 85,096 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGL
List:$3,990
Est.Loan: $82/mo
Apple Auto Sales
53.2 mi away
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$110 Below Market
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Dealer Notes

2005 VOLKSWAGEN NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE Front with powerful 2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine and driven only 85096 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-710-1273

Platinum Gray Metallic Black114,008 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGL
List:$4,395
Est.Loan: $90/mo
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70,140 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGLS 1.8T
List:$6,411
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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163,990 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGL
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Features & Specs

GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A)
MPG22242224232422
Seating4444444
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual6-speed shiftable automatic
Fuelgasgasgasgasgasgasgas
Horsepower115 hp @ 5400 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm150 hp @ 5800 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm115 hp @ 5400 rpm

Safety

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
    P
    Poor
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    A
    Acceptable
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    G
    Good

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Why I regret buying the 2005 Volkswagon New Beetle
I made the huge mistake of purchasing a 2005 Volkswagon New Beetle last year. This was a used car meant to be a small retirement gift to myself, and a year later, after 4 visits to the mechanic, $2500.00 dollars in repairs and a looming transmission problem, I am now faced with having to trade this blue nightmare in for a more reliable car. Any smile I had on my face was wiped off by the pure unreliable nature of this vehicle and what this year of driving what I consider the worst vehicle ever made has been to me. I have owned Ford, Dodge, Honda, and never experienced a poorly engineered vehicle until I drove the 2005 VW New Beetle. Heed my review and stay away from these cars.
Fabulous beetle
I bought my car used with 12,000 miles on it and have owned it for ten years. I've not really had any problems with it. In the first nine years I owned it the only things I had to replace were brakes, lights because they generally last a year and the driver's side window. I believe the weather in Wisconsin has a dramatic influence on how the windows operate. To release the pressure on the window on my convertible, I use a credit card to break the seal from the frozen ice in the winter. Another thing I've learned to do in the winter is leave the window down a little so when the temp changes the window doesn't get iced over.
Nothing But Headaches!!!!
Bought my car used with 25,000 miles on it and within first year was met with of course the rear window not working issue that looks as though is a "normal" problem with this type of car. So needless to say $1,000 to fix and then front headlights blew out twice within a few months??? Now dealing with transmission "bucking" issues and passenger window not working and convertible roof not working!!!! help!!!!! NEVER AGAIN BUYING A VW...
Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Overview

The Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle is offered in the following submodels: , , . Available styles include GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6A), GLS 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M), GLS 1.8T 2dr Hatchback (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Bi-Color Edition 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 6A), GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M), GL 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M), and Dark Flint Edition 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle?

Save up to $138 on one of 6 Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $3,990 as of 07/23/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GL is priced between $3,990 and $5,000 with odometer readings between 37007 and 114008 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T is priced between $5,495 and $6,411 with odometer readings between 70140 and 118244 miles.
  • The Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced between $5,695 and $5,695 with odometer readings between 119750 and 119750 miles.

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