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GL 1.8T
Avg. Price: $5,456
GL 2.0L
Avg. Price: $6,158
GL Convertible
GL TDi
Avg. Price: $6,411
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $6,670
GLS 1.8T Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,665
GLS 2.0L
Avg. Price: $6,418
GLS 2.0L Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,250
GLS TDi
Avg. Price: $7,179
GLX 1.8T
Avg. Price: $7,097
GLX Convertible
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Avg. Price: $8,048
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4.65 stars

Based on 22 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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Based on 22 reviews

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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Thanks A Million For That & Now - How Much For The Water Pump Repair?!!? B...

Thanks a million for the answer to cost of replacing timing belt on the 2003 Beetle GLS Now how much for replacing the water pump

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How Much For Replacing Timing Belt On 2003 Volkswagon Beetle 2003

I'm thinking of buying a 2003 Beetle GLS that I don't think had the timing belt changed & has 120,000 miles & need to know what I might have to fix soon

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03 Beetle Passenger Door Will Not Lock Or Open Using Keyfob Or Either Inter...

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Which Way Do I Turn The Key When Locking A Volkswagen Beetle (2003) Car? (r...

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2003 Beetle Turbo-error Code P0441

Faulty vent selenoid; faulty purge coltrol selenoid or faulty fuel tank pressure sensor. Any suggestions about the code and possible issues? The BIG VW sealer around here told me it would be $1200 t...

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