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Great Daily Commute W/ Mileage Galore! by cartersfarm
 — I purchased this as a daily commute car and have driven it around the country and 100+ miles a day since 2003. It is the ideal car for this type of commute/long haul with the TDI Diesel engine and is... Read More
Cj's Beetle Review by Cheryl
 — This is my current car - i love it - it is quite quick as mine is a 2.3 v5 so its not too bad. It is not bad on fuel and it is a good quality car. It is really fun to drive. It is dark blue with alloy... Read More
2001 Volkswagen Beetle by Katie
 — It's 100% pure German engineering. It's a quick little 2-door hatchback with TURBO. It's an automatic, which is the only downfall, but it's got a moonroof, perfect for putting a surfboard up through i... Read More

2001 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle

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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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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

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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...

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