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Volkswagen Beetle 2001

The 2001 Volkswagen Beetle range of configurations is currently priced from $3,999. Our most recent review of the 2014 Volkswagen Beetle resulted in a score of 6 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

The 2001 Volkswagen Beetle carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Volkswagen Beetle is also known as the Beetle / Super Beetle, the Bug / Superbug", the Käfer, the Type 1 and the 1302 in markets outside Australia.

Volkswagen Beetle 2001 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Beetle here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Stylish car for $15k?

    With your budget you would be looking at a 2010/2011 VW Beetle, which had a regular automatic transmission and not the troublesome DSG that was fitted in later models. That’s a big tick for the Beetle. The Citroen C3 is a decent car, but an orphan in the sense that there weren’t many sold and you won’t find a dealer on every corner. As for the BMW, they’re too expensive to service and repair if you use a dealer, and they have too many niggling issues that spoil the great driving experience. The Subaru Impreza is well worth looking at, but my pick of that bunch would be the Volvo C30.

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  • Travelling to Cape York

    I loved the great work of Mike and Mal Leyland. You've spoilt some of the myth by revealing this secret.

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  • Best car for P-plate driver?

    The first of the born-again Beetles was severely compromised because the rounded body sat over the mechanical package of the boxy Golf. But the new car looks good, almost like a Porsche, drives well and is well equipped. I give it The Tick and will help you track down a good deal.

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  • Hybrid or diesel?

    Both will give you good fuel savings in the sort of driving you're doing. The hybrid would likely be better in stop-start driving, the diesel better for open-road motoring. The diesel would be cheaper to buy and have a better resale value in the medium term. People are still sceptical about the life of the batteries in the hybrid -- though there is no evidence to suggest they are a problem -- but it has a negative effect on used values. You would also be tied to a Toyota dealer for servicing. The broader trade has yet to develop the expertise to look after the complex electrics of the hybrid.

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Volkswagen Beetle 2001 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Beetle 2001 is currently available from $3,999 for the Beetle 2.0 up to $5,999 for the Beetle 2.0.

Pricing guides

$4,934
Based on 6 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$3,999
Highest Price
$5,999
Volkswagen Beetle Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2.0 Hatchback 2.0L PULP 4 SP AUTO $3,999 $5,999
2.0 Hatchback 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN $3,999 $5,999
Sunshine Hatchback 2.0L PULP 4 SP AUTO $2,600 $4,400
Sunshine Hatchback 2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN $2,400 $4,180
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Volkswagen Beetle 2001 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Beetle spans from 16x6.5 inches.

Volkswagen Beetle Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2.0 Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
Sunshine Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
Turbo Hatchback 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches 205x55 R16 16x6.5 inches
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Volkswagen Beetle 2001 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1724mm x 1498mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Beetle 2001 Dimensions  include 1498mm height, 1724mm width, 4081mm length.
Volkswagen Beetle Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2.0 Hatchback 1498x1724x4081 mm 135 mm
Sunshine Hatchback 1498x1724x4081 mm 135 mm
Turbo Hatchback 1498x1721x4081 mm 102 mm
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Volkswagen Beetle 2001 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2001 Volkswagen Beetle is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Beetle currently offers fuel consumption from 7.4 to 8L/100km. The Volkswagen Beetle is available with the following fuel type: PULP.

Volkswagen Beetle Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
2.0 Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 7.5L/100km
2.0 Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 7.7L/100km
Sunshine Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 7.5L/100km
Sunshine Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 7.7L/100km
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Volkswagen Beetle 2001 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Beetle has maximum towing capacity of 1000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Beetle Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
2.0 Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
2.0 Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,4 SP AUTO 1000kg
Sunshine Hatchback 2.0L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
Turbo Hatchback 1.8L,PULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
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