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2005 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

In keeping with its hip, trendy styling, the Volkswagen Beetle offered a standard MP3 player with its AM/FM/CD audio system in 2005, as well as an XM or Sirius satellite radio (with a three-month subscription). For the 1.8T Turbo trim package, the automaker offered an optional six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic manual shifting. New exterior colors were also introduced, including Tornado Red and Shadow Blue. The Turbo S trim package was discontinued.

Standard features included four-wheel anti-lock brakes, front and side airbags, cruise control, power steering, power windows, remote power door locks, easy entry to the rear seats, single-zone climate control, heated exterior mirrors, and an anti-theft alarm system. Options include a sunroof, Xenon high-density headlights, and an OnStar communications system.

The one thing most Beetle owners didn't have was buyer's remorse. In comment after comments, buyers are enthusiastic about their cars and are happy with their purchasing decisions. Despite its few quirks, the Beetle definitely has an ability to put a smile on any driver's face.


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Headliner Repair

how do i repair the headline on my sunroof so that it doesnt bunch up when opened?

Convertible Top & Lock/unlock Problems

My 2005 beetle convertible top has not worked in years. I know it's electrical as someone was fixing my speaker once and magically the top worked. Then stopped working. Any ideas? Problem #2. The ...

Volkswagen Beetle

I have a 2005 Volkswagen beetle driving home one day the oil light came on stop and put 2 quarts of oil and it starts smoking before that the car Drive excellent everything work on it I could...

Dead Battery

I have replaced battery & alternator on my 05 beetle. If it sits for more than 24hrs I have to jump start the car. Checked all the fuses & everything is good. What can be constantly draining my b...

Buying The 2005 New Beetle

What should i expect in terms of service? Its an amazing car...drives incredible...only 38,000 miles on it too! Its the two tone color black and red. Im hoping its everything i want it to be!