2003 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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GL 1.8T
2 national listings
GL 2.0L
Avg. Price: $5,401
GL Convertible
GL TDi
Avg. Price: $5,693
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $6,231
GLS 1.8T Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,844
GLS 2.0L
Avg. Price: $5,719
GLS 2.0L Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,327
GLS TDi
Avg. Price: $6,543
GLX 1.8T
Avg. Price: $5,911
GLX Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,874
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Average User Score

4.65 stars

Based on 25 reviews

Beetle Turbo S by Jeanine
 — The Performance is really pretty awesome, it does very well on straight aways and up hill, down hill, and around tough curves. its wide stance seems to help a lot with balance. Build Quality- i hav... Read More
I Love It!!!! by brittnye2010
 — Oh man. . . My 2003 Turbo S bug is my first car, but my mom has a new Mustang, and I know I'm a bit biased, but mine is so much better. It drives better, accelerates faster, and gets better gas mileag... Read More
A Very Fun Car To Drive! by Erika
 — This is the first car I've ever had and I love!! It's so much fun to drive! I have don't have a convertible but there is a sun roof. The front seats are heated so I have almost instant heat in the ... Read More

2003 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Overall User Score

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2003 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen continued to expand its line of Beetles in 2003 with the addition of the Cabriolet (i.e. convertible), which was available in two trim packages, the GL and the GLX 1.8T Turbo. And perhaps that typifies the most significant development for 2003 -- the fact that the Beetle was available in no less the 12 trim packages, offering something for just about every driver.

The other significant trend was the fact that a number of features that were available as options in previous years were now standard equipment on a wide range of trim packages. Power windows, for instance, were now standard across the line, as were power door locks, front and side airbags, power heated mirrors, a lighted entry system, cruise control, anti-lock brakes, and an anti-theft alarm system.

With so much to choose from, including a wide range of options, it's no wonder that Beetle owners were very enthusiastic about their cars, for the most part. The car's styling, handling, and fuel economy were considered positive features, while drivers had some problems with the limited space in the trunk and rear seat, and the comfort level on long trips. Despite those issue, the Beetle continued to be extremely popular.

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Volkswagen Beetle Questions

LawdawgVW
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I Have A Tdi Beetle - Seem To Have A Small Thumping When In Gear, But Not I...

Faint Thumping while in gear driving but not in neutral

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cottoncandy1245
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Every Time It Rains My Car Has Hard Time Starting. It's A 2003.

7 views with 2 answers (last answer about a month ago)
nacole
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I Found A 2003 Volkswagon Beetle Convert Able With 109 K Miles On It It Loo...

15 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Sherry Crawford
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My 2003 Turbo Vw Beetle Has A Loud Noise Coming From The Rear Window Area. ...

My 2003 turbo beetle has a loud slamming noise coming from top window area. This noise happens when I stop. It sounds like something sliding back from the top and hitting the top part of the window. I...

28 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)
Chelsee
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The Mileage On My Dashboard Stays On When The Car Is Off. Is This Normal?

The battery keeps dying so I'm wondering if that is the reason and if I can fix it?

33 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 months ago)