2004 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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2004 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Volkswagen continued on a roll in 2004 with the Beetle by offering a new 1.9-liter turbodiesel engine that generated 100 hp (up from 90 hp the previous year). Not only did the turbodiesel (called the TDi) provide plenty of power when needed but it also got 46 mpg on the highway. It joined a lineup that included the 2.0-liter, 115-hp gas engine (delivered in the GL and GLS trim packages) and the 180-hp turbocharged 1.8T gas engine (in the Turbo S).

Other improvements included head curtain airbags, redesigned 16- and 17-inch wheels, and new exterior colors for the cabriolets, as well as a number of new options, such as OnStar service. Among the Beetle's standard features were power brakes, power heated mirrors, a lighted entry system, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, cruise control, air conditioning, power door locks, and an anti-theft alarm system.

For the most part, Beetle owners were passionate about their cars, despite its limited storage space in the trunk, limited legroom in the back seat, and comfort factor over long trips (though owners were happy with the car's comfort around town). Some noted problems with the sensors, which gave false alerts.

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Over Heating

i have 2004 vw beetle it started over heating what should i do it said it was a sensor i did change that but its still over heating I was told a water pump, do i change water pump im hoping it not ...

2004 VW New Beetle

Have problem starting at times, when it will finally start the engine idles real fast, then idle down. Sometimes after it starts blue smoke will come out the exhaust. Any ideal

Why Does A Buzzer Sound When The Top Is Down And I Put It In Drive?

I just bought a 2004 VW convertible with no owners manual. I put the top down and drove a short ways and a warning buzzer went off. Is there something I need to do before the top is secure?

Dash Lights

My headights are automatic but I have to manually turn dash lights and running lights with switch. Are they supposed to be automatic also?

2004 Vw Beetle Engine

How much to replace.