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4.2 ⁄ 5 stars
Based on 14 reviews
2004 Volkswagen Beetle Overview
Overall User Score
Based on 14 reviews
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
How To Change Atf Fluid In 2004 2.0 Vw Beetle
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My Girlfriends 04 beetle doesn't really try to turn over when you turn the key, but if you leave the key in the ignition, a couple minutes after turning the key the engine turns over seemingly on it...
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Makes Clickig Noise When Braking In Low Gear
My vw makes a clicking noise which sounds like it's coming from the middle of the left hand side when braking in low gear.