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1981 Datsun 510 Coupe RWD
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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
MSRP
$27,295
Invoice
$26,203
Average Price Paid
$24,760
262 listings nationwide

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Coupe RWD
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2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,319
1 listings nationwide

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1981 Datsun 510
Coupe RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$6,634

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The distinctive Beetle came to represent Volkswagen as soon as it debuted several decades ago, and then returned with renewed vigor when a modern version was introduced in 1998. Unfort...

1981 Datsun 510
Coupe RWD
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
20
writes:
It is a delight to drive and has all the options except leather seats.
writes:
Wonderfully appointed...peppy and my wife loves it!
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
writes:
Front Seats Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Nicer and more durable interior"
Family Car Ranked 2019 Volkswagen Beetle 2.0T Final Edition SEL Hatchback FWD worse.
"Both cars are very nice...the SE Premium has all the options the the SEL has."
1981 Datsun 510
Coupe RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD
1981 Datsun 510
Coupe RWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
26 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
33 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 14.5 gal --
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 5,000 RPM
97 hp @ 5,600 RPM
97 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,500 RPM
95 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
95 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
8:1
8:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard --
Passenger Airbag Standard --
Front Side Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard --
Power Windows Standard --
Power Door Locks Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 4 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.3 in 40 in
Back Legroom 31.4 in 30 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 7.1 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 705 lbs --
Exterior
Length 168.8 in 169 in
Width 71.9 in 62 in
Height 58 in 54 in
Wheelbase 100.1 in 94.4 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Beetle
2.0T Final Edition SE Convertible FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl/Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic/Black Roof
  • Pure White/Black Roof
  • Safari Uni/Black Roof
  • Stonewashed Blue Metallic/Black Roof

Option Packages

  • Wind Deflector
1981 Datsun 510
Coupe RWD

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