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Average User Score
4.3 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 22 reviews
2001 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 22 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
My 2001 Diesel Vw Will Go Into And Drive In Reverse But Will Not Drive In D...
Drive transmission is not operating but it will go into reverse and drive in reverse. Just started today and could not get the car home. When in drive the engine revs but does not move.
What's A Good Oem 2001 Tdi Master Cylinder?
Replacing master cylinder, and wondering if one manufacturer has a better record over another. I'm leaning towards a Beck/Arnley or FTE. Should this include a brake sensor, or is it no big job movi...
What Does The Yellow Bug Shaped Light On The Dash Of My 2001 Vw Bettle Mean...
My 2001 Vw New Beetle Is Running Way Too Rich,and It Will Not Idle By Itsel...
I have replaced both O2 sensors,the ECT sensor,and the MAF/IAT sensors. HELP!
2001 Beetel Tdi Will Not Start. Just Replaced Front Brakes And Roters Left...
Just replaced fron brakes, roters and the left front brake hose/line. engine will turn overbut will not run.