Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Pricing

Consumer Rating
2008 Volkswagen New Beetle

2008 Highlights

Volkswagen's New Beetle compact carries over into 2008 with just minor changes to trim level names and optional feature lists.


  • Cute yet classic styling, lengthy standard equipment list.


  • Aged design, so-so power, lack of rear-seat space and cargo room, subpar side-impact crash test results.

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Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle for Sale

Volkswagen New Beetle 2008 SE 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Salsa Red Black leatherette15,138 miles
Used 2008Volkswagen New BeetleSE
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2008 SE 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Harvest Moon Beige 135,875 miles
Used 2008Volkswagen New BeetleSE
Est.Loan: $102/mo
Auto Land Inc.(1)
48.1 mi away
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$137 Below Market
Volkswagen New Beetle 2008 SE 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Laser Blue Cream leatherette89,021 miles
Used 2008Volkswagen New BeetleSE
Est.Loan: $153/mo
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Volkswagen New Beetle 2008 S 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A) Salsa Red Black leatherette49,211 miles
Used 2008Volkswagen New BeetleS
Est.Loan: $178/mo
Volkswagen New Beetle 2008 72,278 miles
Used 2008Volkswagen New BeetleS
Est.Loan: $133/mo
Umansky Honda(1)
83.5 mi away

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Features & Specs

S 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)S 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)S 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed shiftable automatic5-speed manual
Horsepower150 hp @ 5000 rpm150 hp @ 5000 rpm150 hp @ 5000 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

Top Consumer Reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle


Consumer Rating

Steer Away If You Want a Safe Car
I am 19 years old and received this car as a birthday present less than 2 years ago, the car seemed great at first running fantastically until small little headaches started happening. First it was my keys getting stuck in the ignition when trying to turn the car off, i couldn't even go to class that day because i couldn't turn the car off. Then it was the multiple windows breaking in the car that would go down but then not come up (driver, passenger side, and driver's back window). The car did fairly well in the snow, coming from Connecticut we get our fair share- the car has good control but there's absolutely no weight to the car so i found myself skidding and struggling to get up hills. My last experience with this car was the accident i got in it about a week ago. I rear ended the back of a pick up truck on the highway going 40 miles per hour, easy to say my car was totaled. It was a horrifying experience because i felt no security in the car whatsoever when getting into the accident, there's so little to the car if i hit any harder the entire front of my car would've been gone probably. It's a cute, fun summer car that's nice to drive around if you live in the right conditions. But please take this from me, if you're considering buying your child this car, PLEASE look into better safety features. This car has absolutely no protection to it if you were to get in a serious accident.
Love my Beetle!
I absolutely LOVE this car! The only weird thing is the crayon smell in the car, but everything else is awesome! I love the entertainment package and the MP3 option, when I am bored wtih everything else. This car handles like a champ - I feel like I am in a true high performance vehicle.
Got a Smoking Hot Deal!!
I bought this car less than a month ago, the second day I drove it, it stalled out at an intersection and I had to have it towed back to the dealership (burnt a coil and blew a fuse). Within a week later, the same thing happened again and again. Finally had to take it to a mechanic, said all 5 coils and spark plugs needed to be replaced. A week after that, I decided to just trade it in for something more reliable. On the way to the dealership, it stalled, started smoking and then caught on fire. It is now totaled and it is the worst car I have ever purchased. Save your time, its a cute car, but its NOT worth it.
Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Overview

Pre-owned Volkswagen New Beetle models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 150 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed shiftable automatic, 5-speed manual. The Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle?

Save up to $137 on one of 4 Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $4,999 as of 05/20/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle S is priced between $6,498 and $8,691 with odometer readings between 49211 and 72278 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle SE is priced between $4,999 and $7,500 with odometer readings between 89021 and 135875 miles.

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