Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel

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.


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


  • 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 Diesel for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2005 GL 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M) Sundown Orange Black37,007 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2005 119,750 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGLS
Est.Loan: $123/mo
Malloy Hyundai(4)
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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
Est.Loan: $113/mo
Euro Auto Group(5)
52.7 mi away
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Platinum Gray Metallic 85,096 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $82/mo
Apple Auto Sales
53.2 mi away
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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

Aquarius Blue Black107,865 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $82/mo
A&R Motors
53.5 mi away
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Platinum Gray Metallic Black114,008 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGL
Est.Loan: $90/mo
70,140 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGLS 1.8T
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Reflex Silver Metallic Gray 115,000 miles
Used 2005Volkswagen New BeetleGLS TDI
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163,990 miles
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Features & Specs

GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6A)GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)
Transmission6-speed automatic5-speed manual
Horsepower100 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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fun driving car but parts don't last long
I owned two beetle tdi (2003 and 2005 model). I always bought them used and over 100000 miles on meters. They drive smoothly but the interiors are horrible. The door panels are never good. I have look at least twenty beetles from craigslist posts and the plastic or leather parts are bad. Their sale price is way lower compared to Japanese. Since I drive 200 mile every day in commuting and i really care about the gas millage. so I can live with that. If VW try to earn the market, they should know how to improve this. By the way, the parts are not cheap in this car.
Surprise! I love this car!
I bought this car a year ago when it was 2 years old-- never thought of buying a VW but was looking for a diesel & this was the only one available. It's so much bigger and more comfortable than it looks like it would be-- my sister says it's nicer to ride in than my BMW 3 convertible was! And I got 47 MPG on my Christmas trip to Florida this year!!! I'm buying 10 gallons of gas every 10-15 days and commuting 50 miles a day, averaging between 38 and 42 mpg (lower when the AC is on). I know the VWs have some maintenance issues, but I've had no problems so far. It's a really enjoyable car to drive.
Owing a bio bug
I purchased this car used for the diesel engine as I was commuting 720 mile per week in my job. The car handled very well in all kinds of weather like snow and ice. Mileage was right at 40 mpg on the highway. I started mixing my own bio fuel 50/50 oil and diesel and was surprised at how well the car ran. about 10-15% loss in power but for the fuel savings I gained it was well worth it. The TDI engine coupled with the Automatic 6- speed gearbox is like new at 116000 miles. I have owned many newe cars in my lifetime and was a Honda owner before this but Volkswagon TDI performance along with durability and realibality really impressed me.
Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel Overview

The Used 2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Diesel is offered in the following styles: GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6A), and GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M).

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