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Average User Score
4.3 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 25 reviews
2001 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 25 reviews
The Volkswagen Beetle received a few minor upgrades for the 2001 model year. High-intensity headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and an premium audio system were available as options, and all versions received redesigned cupholders.
Other than that, standard features included power brakes, power heated mirrors, front and side airbags, a five-speed manual transmission (a four-speed automatic was optional), four-wheel anti-lock brakes, keyless entry, air conditioning, and an anti-theft alarm system. Power was provided by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generated 115 hp or a 1.9-liter 90-hp turbodiesel . A 1.8-liter, 150-hp turbocharged engine was also available on certain trim packages.
Overall, reviews for the 2001 Beetle were good, and drivers expressed great enthusiasm for the car. Among the positive points they cited were the Beetle's handling, gas mileage, sportiness, and even its "cuteness." Among the negatives were comfort on long trips and the limited amount of storage space in the trunk.
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Volkswagen Beetle Questions
2000 Vw Beetle Ening Swap
I have a 2001 Beetle with a 2.0 that was wrecked, I want to put the 2.0 in a 2000 Beetle body that had a 1.8 in it. The wiring harness is different at engine. What will i have to do to use the 2.0 in ...
I Have A 2001 Vw Bug With Turbo Toward The Front Of The Moter There Is A Ho...
Inside the hose it looks like a triangle with two little fans over a mess material this part of the hose has little nipples on the outside that connect to another piece that has grooves that this fi...
Lost My Key. How Do I Start My Vw Beetle And Keep It Running?
I lost my key. and i dont have any duplicate. I tried to use other keys, it starts but then suddenly goes off. What should i do? Please help.
Brake And Abs Lights On
The brake and abs warning lights come on ever since I had a leaking tire repaired. After several seconds the brake light begins to blink
I Have A 2001 Beetle Turbo 1.8 Petrol With A Roof Spoiler. I Know It's Supp...
Hi, I've just bought a customised 2001 Beetle Turbo 1.8. I can't for the life if me make the roof spoiler come up... I've given it a good go today but nothing. When I press the button under the da...