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VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE Used Car Review

Pros

Cons

  • Original Beetle is a widely beloved classic
  • Modern mechanicals of newer Beetles
  • Composed, comfortable ride of 2013's The Beetle
  • The Beetle's willing engine and refined gearbox
  • Conditions of original Beetles will vary wildly - as will prices
  • Design of modern Beetles a case of form over function
  • Tight rear seats of modern Beetles
  • Less practical, less sophisticated than a Golf
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Overview of the Volkswagen Beetle

Overview of the Volkswagen Beetle

VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE GENERATIONS (SINCE 2003)

2000-2013

2013-2016

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

1.4 4-cylinder supercharged: 6.4 to 6.8 litres per 100km

1.9L 4-cylinder turbo diesel (pre-2013): 5.6 litres per 100km

1.6L 4-cylinder (pre-2013): 7.7 to 8.3 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder (pre-2013): 8.8 to 9.3 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

Every 15,000km or 12 months, whichever is sooner. Each service currently costs between $418 and $737. Volkswagen Beetle parts and accessories can be found on Gumtree.

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WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE (2013 ON)