1.8T vs 2.5 Which is better?

Asked by Aug 14, 2008 at 08:39 PM about the Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Shopping & Pricing

I'm looking at getting a Beetle, which is the best bet: 2005 1.8T or the newer 2.5 engine on the 2006. I drove both for a short time each, but what do y'all think?

5 Answers

260

It's a beetle. Its gonna be gutless and crap no matter which one you get. If you're dead keen on one (obviously you are), then get the one that is the most fuel efficient. Personally, I'd prefer to be seen driving a dead cow or something... At least you have an excuse for it being slow :-P

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
140

It really depends on what your looking to get out of the car. Do you want a car thats good on gas or that has the potential to give you some go? The turbo is going to have to run premium to prevent detonation, so take that in to account as the price of gas goes up. The 2.5 you can run 87 octane in and not have to worry about problems.

1.8T...VW's suck for resale value, and the 2.5 hasn't proven anything yet. The 1.8T is a great engine.

Thanks a ton, that really helps. I never thought about that. -George

buy one used...we bot a 2014 1.8t last February for $11,500..had 33k miles...thats a 40% discount to new price..i'll do that all day long..bot it from Carvana...it was easy and it didnt suck !!!!!

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Beetle

Looking for a Used Beetle in your area?

CarGurus has 8,873 nationwide Beetle listings starting at $998.

ZIP:
Get More Money for Your Car
Be seen by 20 million shoppers. Create Your Free Listing

Search Volkswagen Beetle Questions

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

#1 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,510
#2 Chris Billings
Chris Billings
Reputation 1,460
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used MINI Cooper
337 Great Deals out of 11,068 listings starting at $1,999
Used Volkswagen Jetta
538 Great Deals out of 31,093 listings starting at $1,200
Used Jeep Wrangler
442 Great Deals out of 19,188 listings starting at $2,994
Used Honda Civic
704 Great Deals out of 77,526 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
397 Great Deals out of 44,403 listings starting at $1,000
Used Honda Accord
887 Great Deals out of 82,090 listings starting at $999
Used Volkswagen Golf
33 Great Deals out of 2,521 listings starting at $1,500
Used Volkswagen Passat
245 Great Deals out of 21,116 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota Corolla
925 Great Deals out of 74,279 listings starting at $1,500
Used BMW 3 Series
1,469 Great Deals out of 38,438 listings starting at $1,700
Used Volkswagen GTI
102 Great Deals out of 6,194 listings starting at $2,299
Used Toyota Camry
1,087 Great Deals out of 98,046 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Camaro
309 Great Deals out of 38,867 listings starting at $1,250
Used Ford Focus
747 Great Deals out of 59,013 listings starting at $995
Used Kia Soul
329 Great Deals out of 29,592 listings starting at $3,100