Used 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Pricing


Consumer Rating
(29)

2006 Highlights

The New Beetle gets a styling refresh for 2006. New front and rear bumpers, headlights and taillamps highlight the exterior changes. Inside, the cabin receives a new console, redesigned instrument cluster, revised sun visors and additional chrome trim. Under hood, last year's gasoline engine choices are dropped in favor of the 150-horsepower, 2.5-liter, five-cylinder engine first seen in the redesigned Jetta. Stability control is now standard.

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Pros

  • Cute yet classic styling, long list of standard features, diesel engine option.

Cons

  • Aged design, tight rear-seat accommodations, limited cargo room.

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Used 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2006 2.5 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Sunflower Yellow Black leatherette123,004 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen New Beetle2.5
List:$4,299
Est.Loan: $88/mo
Volkswagen New Beetle 2006 2.5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Reflex Silver Black leatherette129,094 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen New Beetle2.5
List:$4,575
Est.Loan: $94/mo
Volkswagen New Beetle 2006 2.5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Reflex Silver 115,000 miles
Used 2006Volkswagen New Beetle2.5
List:$6,950
Est.Loan: $142/mo

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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

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

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Consumer Rating


I wanted to love it!
I bought this car and it was my dream car. I was really sad when teh leather seats started to rip, when I am a gentle driver and dont weigh a lot or do anything to wear them down. The headlights die, no joke, every six months and are expensive and a pain in the booty to fix yourself. The airbag light is on, the gas cap light goes on and off for no reason while I drive. I am at 100k miles and my check engine light came on. I took it to an auto part store to diagnose it and it ran FIFTEEN codes. my o2 senor and lots of misfires and leaks and when I chenged my oil it came out lumpy, even though i change it on time EVERY time. To be fair it has never broke down on me, but parts are expensive.
Little Green Machine
All I can say is I love it! I went from a F150 to a Bug. It drives like a sports car, the handling is great. 2 weeks after my purchase I drove R/T from Texas to West Virginia, the gas seemed to last forever, comfortable the whole way. I had the oil changed when I returned + tire rotation, cost - 18.79. I was told to have the oil changed every 5000 miles. All in all, it's a great little car! Oh, one problem: Trying to get a 100 pound Lab in the back seat for her Vet visit.
2005 Beetle
I was very excited to buy my 2006 Volkswagen Beetle. It's cool looking and fun to drive, but belive every bit of bad press that you read because the build quality is awful. I own a 1971 VW that is actually more reliable than this thing. Save your money and sanity and buy something else.