2003 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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GL 1.8T
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $5,584
GL 2.0L
Avg. Price: $5,631
GL Convertible
5 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,521
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $6,142
GLS 1.8T Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,649
GLS 2.0L
Avg. Price: $5,900
GLS 2.0L Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,599
Avg. Price: $5,716
GLX 1.8T
Avg. Price: $6,303
GLX Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,929
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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

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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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