The Beetle continues into the 2001 model year showcasing several key enhancements. Among these changes is the addition of 17-inch alloy... Read More
The Beetle continues into the 2001 model year showcasing several key enhancements. Among these changes is the addition of 17-inch alloy wheels with P225/45R17 tires. Also, new HID headlights with automatic leveling and a washer system will be available as an option on models equipped with the 1.8L turbo gas engine. The GLX model will see the addition of rain-sensing wipers and a self-dimming rearview mirror. A Monsoon premium sound system is a new option featuring an amplifier and eight speakers. A six-disc CD changer is available as a dealer option. The 1.9L TDI diesel engine, producing 155 lb-ft of torque, continues as a unique option. Boasting 49 mpg hwy, the TDI emits 20 percent less ozone-destroying carbon dioxide than a comparable gas engine. Minimize
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52 Reviews from Epinions.com
Jun 21, 2001
2001 Beetle: Das Bug, Coming to a Driveway Near You
Cons: Price. Armrest gets in the way. Easy to curb fender flare.
May 9, 2001
"Mom, Everyone will Know You're an Old Hippie!"
Pros: Cute (no kidding!). Handles great. Humungous amount of room in the front seat. Solid.
Cons: I'll let you know!
Jul 7, 2005
I miss the buggy
Pros: Gas efficient, roomy, great features, nice looking, perfect!
Cons: Front seat cup holders hold cans only. 2001 models have tape decks.
Jun 26, 2001
Long Term Review - 1999 New Beetle
Pros: reliable, economical, roomy and fun!
Cons: lousy side view mirrors, tiny sun visors
Jun 1, 2004
As close to perfect as you can get!!!
Pros: Cute, fun, economical, surprisingly roomy!
Cons: Cupholders, tiny backseat, tiny amount of trunk space
Nov 6, 2001
New bug is truly new
Pros: Fun, zippy, and comfortable
Cons: small for families
Jul 25, 2001
Embarrassed to admit... I love the Bug!
Pros: Styling, Excellent interior, Excellent handling, Powerful, Safe, Attracts attention
Cons: Only a 4-seater, small trunk, no standard CD player, Attracts attention
Mar 25, 2001
The Cutest Car on the Road?
Pros: Cute car with great gas mileage and awesome ride!
Cons: The small backseat!
Mar 5, 2002
Pros: Superior handling, acceleration, comfort, dependable, and really fun to drive
Cons: cupholders are too short in the front, lack of side headroom in the back seat.
May 29, 2004
Pros: Cute! Handles smoothly, very responsive, economical, great gas mileage, large front seat!
Cons: None so far!