Is the 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible a good vehicle? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible and all model years in our database. Our rich analysis includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2005 New Beetle Convertible featuring deep dives into trim levels including GLS 1.8T, GLS, GL, 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 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Overview
The used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible is offered in the following styles: GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 6A), GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), and GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Pre-owned New Beetle Convertible models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The used 2005 New Beetle Convertible comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed manual.
What's a good price on a used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible?
Price comparisons for used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle trim styles:
The used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T is priced around $6495 with average odometer reading of 103789 miles.
The used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS is priced around $3999 with average odometer reading of 111064 miles.
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Review 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.
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Available Volkswagen New Beetle 2005 Convertible Trims: 2.5, 2.5L, GLX 1.8T, SE, 2.5 PZEV, S, S PZEV, 2.5L PZEV, GL 1.8T, GLS 1.8T, GLS TDI, GLS TDi, GL, GLS, SE PZEV, Triple White
Exterior Colors: Black, Sunflower Yellow, Salsa Red, Gecko Green Metallic, Gecko Green, Laser Blue, Galactic Blue Metallic, Harvest Moon Beige, Red, Reflex Silver, Reflex Silver Metallic, Shadow Blue, Aquarius Blue , Batik Blue Metallic, Blue Lagoon , Campanella, Dark Blue, Green Metallic, Mellow Yellow, Platinum Gray, Platinum Gray Metallic, Red Uni, Sundown Orange, Techno Blue Metallic, Uni Black
Interior Colors: Black leatherette, Cream leatherette, Black, Gray , Grey, Cream leatherette, Gray, Gray leatherette, White leatherette