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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Why Do The Bulbs On My 2001 Vw Beetle Keep Blowing When I Replace Them?

I have a 2001 vw Beetle and every time i replace the bulb in the headlamp the other side blows the bulb.

Vw Beetle 01 Starts Then Shuts Off Not Getting Gas

I changed the clutch on my 01 beetle. After doing so it wasn't getting gas and misfiring I put some fuel injection cleaner in tank and ran fine for awhile. Then noticed it would lose power like ...

Alarm And Shut Down

I have a Y reg beetle. Occationally after the engine is turned off i get out, close the door and press my lock on the key fob. the alarm begins and will not go off. The electics all go off with no ...

Car Starts And Stops Right Away

Just changed ignition housing now car starts and shuts off and no lights on dash when key is turned on?

High Rpm

I have a 2001 2.0 vw beetle and at 70mph the rpm is reaching 5000 is that normal?