2005 Volkswagen Beetle Review

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High Gear Media Staff High Gear Media Staff  
July 27, 2007

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New Beetle

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

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For 2005, Volkswagen's retro-flavored New Beetle, receives a number of minor enhancements, including a newly standard audio system that includes a connector for an MP3 player, and available satellite radio with a choice of either Sirius or XM service. The standard 115-horsepower 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and available 180-horsepower turbocharged 1.8-liter powerplant now come with a standard six-speed manual transmission (a five speed manual is otherwise included, with a four-speed automatic gearbox optional). The 100-horsepower, 1.9-liter TDI turbodiesel version is one of the most fuel-efficient autos on the road, while the top Turbo S model includes anti-lock brakes with brake assist and VW's Electronic Stabilization Program.
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April 15, 2018
2005 Volkswagen Beetle 2-Door GL Automatic

Love my beetle, out of the blue transmission just jerks and revs no movement

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Started having issues in November 2017 after warms up transmission, slams when breaking, jerks shifting up and down and looking at other reviews same issues 80k plus ran great before this other than window... + More »
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