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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    SwissGirl
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    Abs & Asr Warning Lights Come On Once Car Is Driven About 5 Miles Or More. ...

    My 2001 VW New Beetle Turbo has only 68,000 mi and just recently these two warning lights came on. I called AAA and a service man came out with a tow truck. He drive my car around the block sever...

    2 views with no answers yet
    Prittyblueyes1965
    15

    I Have A 2001 Vw Beetle. I Had Replaced Last Week The Window Regulator And ...

    12 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)
    Robert Erickson
    0

    Relay Panal

    where is it

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    auntieem
    0

    Where Are Relays Located In A 2001 Volkswagen Beetle?

    Usually a vehicle has electrical relays for items such as AC and heater blower motors. Where are the relays located in a 2001 beetle? I am looking for someplace other that the compartment exposed wh...

    12 views with no answers yet
    Larrybc
    40

    Driver Side Window Button Has Broken

    Driver side window button has broken off. Cannot roll window down unless a nail or toothpick is inserted into middle hole that triggers up & down mechanism to work. Volkswagon dealership wants $6...

    38 views with 10 answers (last answer 3 months ago)