2005 Volkswagen Beetle Overview


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Bi-Color Edition
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Avg. Price: $7,075
Dark Flint Edition Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,723
GL 2.0L
Avg. Price: $5,381
GL 2.0L Convertible
Avg. Price: $5,987
1 national listing
GLS 1.8L Convertible
Avg. Price: $6,995
GLS 1.8T
Avg. Price: $7,203
Avg. Price: $6,604
GLS 2.0L
Avg. Price: $6,156
GLS 2.0L Convertible
Avg. Price: $7,110
GLS Convertible
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Average User Score

4.35 stars

Based on 17 reviews

Oh Baby!!! Fun Sized Car That Is Great On Gas! by sunflwrh
 — This baby hugs the road, you feel like your driving a dream... I've driven on ice and seen SUVs struggle and I had no problems maintaining control. The gas mileage is GREAT especially during thes... Read More
It Is A Fun Toy by Maurizio
 — Great piece of engineering; a lot of fun with either the top up or down. I own a black on tan leather with multi spoke alloy wheels and XM radio and it's an overall great car. My wife use to drive it ... Read More
This Is A Fun Little Car With Alot Of Power For A 2.0l Engine by mtate32
 — Rear seating space, is not for adults, and barley accommodates kids. Engine is very peppy especially in Sport mode. Heated seats are a real plus in the winter time. A/C could get colder faster but it ... Read More

2005 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Overall User Score

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Based on 16 reviews

2005 Volkswagen Beetle

In keeping with its hip, trendy styling, the Volkswagen Beetle offered a standard MP3 player with its AM/FM/CD audio system in 2005, as well as an XM or Sirius satellite radio (with a three-month subscription). For the 1.8T Turbo trim package, the automaker offered an optional six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic manual shifting. New exterior colors were also introduced, including Tornado Red and Shadow Blue. The Turbo S trim package was discontinued.

Standard features included four-wheel anti-lock brakes, front and side airbags, cruise control, power steering, power windows, remote power door locks, easy entry to the rear seats, single-zone climate control, heated exterior mirrors, and an anti-theft alarm system. Options include a sunroof, Xenon high-density headlights, and an OnStar communications system.

The one thing most Beetle owners didn't have was buyer's remorse. In comment after comments, buyers are enthusiastic about their cars and are happy with their purchasing decisions. Despite its few quirks, the Beetle definitely has an ability to put a smile on any driver's face.


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back window is coming loose from the ragtop on my 2005 beetle convertible. The vw dealer as well as upholsterers say I must buy a new top! I cannot afford this and i need any suggestions to remedy t...

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05 Volkswagen Beetle No Start

Okay. So we have a 05 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0L motor non turbo(not 100% on motor) and the motor cranks but will not turn over. Starter kicks strong and it really sounds like a fuel issue. I took the v...

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Recently, my VW Betle has not started and later I go back to car and try and it starts. Got new battery, new gear shift cable and mechnic seems to think it is alarm system. Just got out of shop yester...

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Replace Head And Timing Chain On 2005 Beetle 1.8

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