Volkswagen Beetle 2005
The 2005 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.
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Volkswagen Beetle 2005 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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
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.Show more
Volkswagen Beetle 2005 Price and Specs
|Volkswagen Beetle Model||Body Type||Specs||Price from||Price to|
|Cabriolet||Convertible||2.0L PULP 6 SP AUTO||$3,000||$5,170|
|Cabriolet||Convertible||2.0L PULP 6 SP||$5,300||$8,140|
|Cabriolet||Convertible||2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN||$5,000||$7,700|
|1.6 Ikon||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 4 SP AUTO||$3,700||$5,940|
|1.6 Ikon||Hatchback||1.6L PULP 5 SP MAN||$3,500||$5,610|
|2.0 Ikon||Hatchback||2.0L PULP 4 SP AUTO||$4,200||$6,820|
|2.0 Ikon||Hatchback||2.0L PULP 5 SP MAN||$3,900||$6,380|