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2008 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

Not much changed for the Volkswagen New Beetle in 2008. Marketed as a modern interpretation of the original Beetle, this model comes in coupe and convertible versions. The New Beetle comes in 12 trims and sports a 2.5-liter, 150-hp inline five-cylinder engine.

Gas mileage comes out to around 20 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway. All trims have 2 doors and seat 4 passengers. Convertibles have a max cargo capacity of 5 cubic feet, while coupes have a roomier 27 cubic feet.

With solid steering, good gas mileage, and a tasteful blend of old and new, drivers like this re-interpretation of the original Beetle. On the other hand, maybe Volkswagen should have added some more horses to the powertrain. Regardless, if you've got love for a truly old school foreign import, the '08 New Beetle could make it worth your while to drive.

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2008 VW New Beetle Transmission

The transmission normally shifts gears at about 1800rpms. But when the car has been driven awhile and it gets hot, the transmission starts to shift at about 4100rpms. What's the problem?

MAF Acting Up And Cooling Fan Constantly Running.

With MAF unplugged it runs much better, otherwise its missing and stalling at every corner. Purchased two different MAFs but no difference when they are installed. Additionally, cooling fan comes ...

VW Type 1 Engine Swap

Can I put an older engine in a newer bug to protect it from an EMP? I can get a 2008 beetle for less than some older ones, but worry about all the engine electronics.

Rear Quater Air Bag Senser

Had to change the rear quater glass in a 2008 vw beetle convertible and had to unplug the air bag .how do I reset it

What Can Be The Problem Of My Car Not Starting

My car don't wanna crank