2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible  -  $23,890


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,890
Base Invoice: $22,681
Destination Charge: $650
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Man S
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 2dr Man S Convertible
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.5L SMPI I5 engine

Pros

Styling; safety features; front-seat comfort; ride.


Model Highlights

The stylish 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle is available in S and SE trims, while the coupe is now available in Triple White as well. All New Beetles have a 150-horsepower 2.5L inline five-cylinder engine that is hooked up to a five-speed manual transmission or six-speed automatic with Tiptronic. With the manual transmission, the Beetle is quite frugal, with an estimated 20 mpg city, 28 mpg highway.

New Beetles have a number of standard safety features, including front-seat head/thorax side air bags, anti-lock brakes, and the electronic stabilization program with anti-slip regulation. The New Beetle convertible has a three-layer cloth soft top with a heated rear glass window. Convertibles also add the active rollover support system, which quickly deploys two spring-loaded posts behind the rear-seat headrests to add safety in a rollover situation.

Standard features on all New Beetles include height-adjustable front seats, a telescopic steering wheel, cruise control, air conditioning, a six-speaker MP3-compatible sound system, and power windows, locks, and mirrors. All convertibles also include Sirius satellite radio.

The SE trim is only available with the six-speed, and it adds 17-inch alloy wheels, heated washer nozzles, upgraded seats, front floor mats, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob. On the coupe, the SE trim also includes a power sunroof and Sirius satellite radio, while the convertible SE has a semi-automatic roof system with a wind blocker for reduced highway turbulence. A new Triple White color scheme is available on SE coupes for 2008.

Options on the New Beetle are limited for this model year, with heated seats being the only available factory add-on of note.


Model News

Volkswagen added a new trim to the 2008 New Beetle lineup and renamed the base trim the S. The SE trim is a mid-range offering, and it includes a number of desirable items, most notably 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, and a sunroof on the coupe. The Triple White Beetle is no longer orderable on the convertible, but it is newly available on the coupe.


Value Writeup

The distinctive Volkswagen New Beetle coupe is no longer a fresh face for 2008, but it still stands out for its spacious front seating, pleasant ride, and abundance of safety features. The convertible is also one of the most affordable drop-tops, and it boasts a very high level of refinement.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
290.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
406.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/151

Fuel System
SMPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
150 @ 5000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
170 @ 3750

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

EPA Classification
Mini-Compact

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
78 ft³

Front Head Room
40.7 in

Front Leg Room
39.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
52.8 in

Second Head Room
37.2 in

Second Leg Room
31.5 in

Second Shoulder Room
42.1 in

Wheelbase
98.8 in

Length, Overall
161.1 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
67.9 in

Height, Overall
59.1 in

Track Width, Front
59.3 in

Track Width, Rear
58.5 in

Min Ground Clearance
4.7 in

Trunk Volume
5 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3153 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.91 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.71 in

Front Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P205/55HR16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.04

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.03 x 0.87 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
9.13 x 0.35 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V621000

Mfg's Report Date
DEC 14, 2010

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
377,286

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 JETTA, NEW BEETLE, NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE, MODEL YEAR 2009 JETTA SPORTWAGEN AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 RABBIT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. THE JETTA, JETTA SPORTWAGEN, AND RABBIT VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SMALL PLASTIC TAB LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR THAT MAY CHAFE AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE NEW BEETLE AND THE NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FASTENING CLAMP ON A HYDRAULIC HOSE OF THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE LOCATED IN AN IMPROPER POSITION WHICH COULD CAUSE CHAFING AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE.

Consequence
IF CHAFING OCCURS, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FUEL LEAK TO DEVELOP. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE UNDERHOOD FUEL LINE. ADDITIONALLY, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE MODEL, DEALERS WILL EITHER REMOVE THE PLASTIC TAB FROM THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR, OR INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE FASTENING CLAMP AND ADJUST THE RELATED FASTENING CLAMP INTO THE CORRECT POSITION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

VOLKSWAGEN SAFETY RECALL NO. 20I4/U1. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.5L SMPI I5 engine

5-speed manual transmission w/OD

Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Electronic differential lock

Engine braking assist

Front wheel drive

Independent front MacPherson strut suspension

Track correcting torsion beam axle rear suspension

Front/rear stabilizer bars

P205/55HR16 all-season tires

16" "Mali" alloy wheels

Temporary use spare tire

Pwr rack & pinion steering

Pwr front vented, rear solid disc brakes

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Convertible roof

Daytime running lights

Body-color bumpers

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

Fully reclining, height/angle adjustable front leatherette bucket seats

One piece folding rear seat

Center console-inc: (2) front/(1) rear cupholders, auxiliary pwr outlet, folding armrest w/storage compartment

Front/rear cupholders

(2) pwr outlets in center console

3-spoke padded tilt/telescoping steering wheel

Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system

Pwr windows-inc: front windows w/driver 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection, key-operated open/close feature

Central pwr locking system-inc: automatic locking, selective unlocking

Remote keyless entry

Tire pressure monitoring system

Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Remote fuel filler/trunk release

Cruise control

AM/FM stereo w/MP3/CD player, (6) speakers

Sirius satellite radio

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

Illuminated covered visor vanity mirrors

Front center dome light, front reading lights

Front seatback pockets

Fully lined carpeted luggage compartment-inc: double hinged trunk lid, cargo pass-through w/lock, trunk light

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)

Driver & front passenger front airbags -inc: buckle switch sensor

Driver & front passenger head/thorax side airbags

Front 3-point safety belts

Front safety belts w/pretensioners, load limiters

Rear 3-point safety belts in outboard seating positions

LATCH child restraint system

Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Rear seat headrest rollover protection

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
SALSA RED / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SALSA RED / CREAM (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
HARVEST MOON BEIGE / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
HARVEST MOON BEIGE / CREAM (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SUNFLOWER YELLOW / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
GECKO GREEN METALLIC / CREAM (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
LASER BLUE METALLIC / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
LASER BLUE METALLIC / CREAM (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
CREAM
$0

 
COLD WEATHER PKG
$225

 
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO DELETE
$-375

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
(4) RUBBER MATS
$99

 
(4) RUBBER MATS W/POSTS
$115

 
6-DISC CD CHANGER
$299

 
BLACK BOOT COVER FOR TOP
$299

 
17" "GOAL" SPORT ALLOY SILVER WHEELS
$1,350

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