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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Beetle Conversion

HI there... I have a 2001 VW beetle project I'm thinking of doing, I'm just wondering will a MK 5 Golf GTI engine and running gear fit straight into the beetle or is there some work to be done to ...

Transmission Problems

My automatic 2001 VW Beetle has had MANY problems. I had to replace the timing belt, coolant fans, fuse box (melted wires), coolant hose, water pump, alternator, and some other mechanical problem...

Why Does My 2001 Vw Beetle Die Everytime I Start To Slow Down Or Stop After...

The car was running good, until my daughter got in the car to come home and it wouldn't start. We had the starter replaced and now every time you slow down or stop it dies. It will start right back ...

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Adjusting Headlights For A 2001 Beetle

Can someone PLEASE tell me how to adjust the headlights on a 2001 beetle? just tell me where the screws are to open the stinkin thing