2001 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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2001 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

The Volkswagen Beetle received a few minor upgrades for the 2001 model year. High-intensity headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, and an premium audio system were available as options, and all versions received redesigned cupholders.

Other than that, standard features included power brakes, power heated mirrors, front and side airbags, a five-speed manual transmission (a four-speed automatic was optional), four-wheel anti-lock brakes, keyless entry, air conditioning, and an anti-theft alarm system. Power was provided by a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generated 115 hp or a 1.9-liter 90-hp turbodiesel . A 1.8-liter, 150-hp turbocharged engine was also available on certain trim packages.

Overall, reviews for the 2001 Beetle were good, and drivers expressed great enthusiasm for the car. Among the positive points they cited were the Beetle's handling, gas mileage, sportiness, and even its "cuteness." Among the negatives were comfort on long trips and the limited amount of storage space in the trunk.

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    Angiela
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    2001 Vw Beetle Bug

    My car turn signal and wipers and air conditioner wont work some times in the morning when I first turn it on they will work but the later in the evening they won't work what could be wrong

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    My 2001 beetle bug turn signal and wipers and air conditioner wont work some time

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    Engine Oil Leak On Passanger Side. Directly Over Axle..

    Oil level was a quart low. Two days of driving later 12" oil spot on the driveway after sitting over nigh. I had driven for an hour the night before, never went over 40 mph.

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