2004 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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3 national listings
Avg. Price: $5,367
GL 2.0L
Avg. Price: $5,922
GL 2.0L Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,657
GLS 1.8L
Avg. Price: $6,753
GLS 1.8L Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,641
Avg. Price: $6,431
GLS 2.0L
Avg. Price: $6,262
GLS 2.0L Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,225
Turbo S
8 national listings
Avg. Price: $7,134

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4.25 stars

Based on 16 reviews

Your Answer To Attention Seeking On The Road Lol! by Gabriel
 — Exciting and fun car to own and drive, looks fantastic with the top down! Performance is not bad, with good pick up on the 2L 8V engine which used to power the older generation Golf GTi. Interior is p... Read More
2004 Vw Beetle Turbo Convertible by RickELake
 — I bought this 2004 VW Turbo convertible as a fun car following my Audi TT Quattro. What most people don't know is that they are basically the same car on the same chassis with the same engine. The VW ... Read More
The Coolest And Sexiest Car In The World by Sam
 — this is 1 cool car to drive get attention from everyone they all look specially if your a guy driving it. others come and go but this remains it never gets old if you pull up outside Monte Carlo in a ... Read More

2004 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 16 reviews

2004 Volkswagen Beetle

Volkswagen continued on a roll in 2004 with the Beetle by offering a new 1.9-liter turbodiesel engine that generated 100 hp (up from 90 hp the previous year). Not only did the turbodiesel (called the TDi) provide plenty of power when needed but it also got 46 mpg on the highway. It joined a lineup that included the 2.0-liter, 115-hp gas engine (delivered in the GL and GLS trim packages) and the 180-hp turbocharged 1.8T gas engine (in the Turbo S).

Other improvements included head curtain airbags, redesigned 16- and 17-inch wheels, and new exterior colors for the cabriolets, as well as a number of new options, such as OnStar service. Among the Beetle's standard features were power brakes, power heated mirrors, a lighted entry system, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, cruise control, air conditioning, power door locks, and an anti-theft alarm system.

For the most part, Beetle owners were passionate about their cars, despite its limited storage space in the trunk, limited legroom in the back seat, and comfort factor over long trips (though owners were happy with the car's comfort around town). Some noted problems with the sensors, which gave false alerts.


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Volkswagen Beetle Questions

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Need Help With A 2004 Vw Beetle Vehicle Speed Sensor

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04 Vw Beetle Passenger Break Light Out??

Both headlights, parking lights, and tail lights work, I replaced the bulb, the bulb hoster?, and all the fuses. I've read about it being a wiring or a circuit problem, how would I check the circuit...

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Top Help!!!

The switch for my convertible top to go down automatically is broken, so I havr to put it down manually. This wouldn't be a problem, if I could figure out how to get it to lock into place manually...

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How Can We Lower The Electronic Spoiler Of Our Turbo S Beetle

We have a VW Beetle Turbo S. The electronic spoiler is stuck in the up position. When we start driving the motor makes a loud grinding noise. We would just like to get the spoiler down and the motor...

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Top Closed But Indicator Light On And Beeping

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