2003 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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GL 1.8T
Avg. Price: $5,689
GL 2.0L
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GL Convertible
GL TDi
4 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,546
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $5,946
GLS 1.8T Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,731
GLS 2.0L
Avg. Price: $5,527
GLS 2.0L Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,246
GLS TDi
Avg. Price: $5,760
GLX 1.8T
Avg. Price: $6,431
GLX Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,191
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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

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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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How Do I Find The Actual Code??

My check engine light came on. HOW or what do I do to find out what's the issue. I tried turning the key several times, waiting for the code to show in the odometer (several of my other cars did thi...

500 views with 16 answers (last answer 3 days ago)
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I Have A 2003 Beetle That Will Not Crank

I bought a 2003 beetle automatic with a bad 1.8 engine , I rebuilt engine, all back in and all wires connected now engine will not crank , starter good by jumper , trans switch checked . could this b...

9 views with 4 answers (last answer 4 days ago)
michelecher
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Top Cover Wont Snap In When I Put The Top Down, So The Car Beeps. Is There ...

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nikkiandgene
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I Have A 2005 Vw Beetle That's Been Having Trouble Starting. Once It Starts...

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vikki11259
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My 03 Beetle Has A Spoiler That Is Now Stuck Up How Do I Get It To Go Down...

it happened on a frozen day. my spoiler must have been able to open but not close now if i drive it it makes this horrable noise

509 views with 7 answers (last answer 2 years ago)