2005 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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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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    Will A 2003 Vw Beetle Convertible Driver Side Door Panel Fit On A 2005 Vw B...

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer about a month ago)

    Vw Beetle Auto Transmission

    I bought vw beetle in 2005, the auto transmission when shifted to D will not work as normal such as engine rpm stays at high rev.

    33 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

    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...

    33 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
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    Replaced Battery And Convertible Top Stopped Working. Followed Procedure O...

    Replaced Battery and Convertible Top stopped working. Followed procedure of raising and lowering windows, turning engine on & off in sequence - top now works fine. However to accomplish this had to...

    38 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

    Suspension Lift

    So I am wanting to do a 6" suspension lift on my beetle for some moderate offroading. I have no idea how to do so. I have tons of tools because I work on cars, motorcycles, and plenty of other cra...

    35 views with 6 answers (last answer 6 months ago)