2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible  -  $27,140


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $27,140
Base Invoice: $25,810
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 2dr Auto
Doors: 2
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 2dr Convertible
Transmission: 6-speed automatic transmission w/Tiptronic
Engine: 2.5L DOHC SMPI I5 engine

Pros

Retro styling; comfortable, nimble ride; supportive front seats; good array safety systems for the price


Model Highlights

There are only two ways to order the VW New Beetle: convertible or coupe. They're both powered by a 2.5-liter inline 5-cylinder engine that makes 150 hp and 170 lb-ft of torque. The hard top has a choice of either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic with Tiptronic, which allows the driver to manually select the gears. The convertible can only be ordered with the auto transmission.

The New Beetle comes with anti-lock brakes and tire pressure monitoring, plus VW's Electronic Stability Program, which adds anti-slip regulation, traction control and brake assist. The convertible also has active rollover support, which engages pop-up aluminum posts behind the rear-seat headrests. Dual front airbags and head/thorax airbags are standard, too.

The convertible top is made from three layers of cloth with a heated glass rear window. It's power-assisted and it tucks behind the rear seats when the sun is out. There's an extra window control too, to make it easier for the driver to lower or raise all four windows.

There's only a couple options for the New Beetle hard top. The power sunroof allows some of the fun of a convertible. What makes this common accessory different on the Beetle though, is that the control is a dial that allows you to control exactly how open you want the sunroof to be. Rear spoiler and roof racks can be added, and that about caps off the options list.

Likewise, there's only one option for the convertible: 17-inch alloy wheels with all-season tires.

Otherwise, both new Beetles come equipped with air conditioning, cruise control, turn signal indicators in the exterior mirrors, heated windshield washer nozzles, and a 10-speaker stereo with MP3 playback capability.


Model News

The New Beetle has been an icon for a decade now, and Volkswagen is giving it another year without any substantial changes.


Value Writeup

A design this distinctive and instantly recognizable for under $20,000 is a pretty good deal. Plus, a slew of high-tech safety systems, such as Volkswagen's Electronic Stabilization Program, are standard equipment. The New Beetle gets up to 29 mpg on the highway in either sedan or convertible form.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1

EPA Classification
Minicompact car

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
290.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 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
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.04

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.37

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.16

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.86

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
10.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
4

Passenger Volume
78.0 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
5.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3248 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion beam

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/stabilizer bar

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
0.9 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.7 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
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

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
11.3 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
9.1 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
14.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

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 .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
11V031000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 21, 2011

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
27

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2010 NEW BEETLE AND NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE MANUFACTURED FROM SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 22, 2010, FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE BARRIER TEST REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLES SAFETY STANDARDS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION," THAT WENT INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2010.

Consequence
THE VEHICLES DO NOT MEET WITH REQUIREMENTS THAT WENT INTO EFFECT ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, AND THEREFORE MAY NOT OFFER THE PROTECTION ATTENDANT TO THOSE REQUIREMENTS.

DEALERS WILL OFFER TO REPLACE THEIR VEHICLE WITH A COMPARABLE VEHICLE THAT WAS PRODUCED PRIOR TO SEPTEMBER 1, 2010, COMPLIANT WITH FMVSS 208 REQUIREMENTS. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.

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 DOHC SMPI I5 engine

6-speed automatic transmission w/Tiptronic

Front electronic differential lock (EDL)

Front wheel drive

Independent MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: stabilizer bar

Track correcting torsion beam axle rear suspension -inc: stabilizer bar

Pwr rack & pinion steering

16" "Mali" alloy wheels

P205/55HR16 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Semi-automatic pwr convertible roof -inc: windblocker

Rear black convertible top cover

Body-color bumpers

Body-color grille

Projector lens halogen headlamps

Green tinted glass

Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals

Variable intermittent windshield wipers w/heated washer nozzles

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: (10) speakers, aux input jack, trunk CD changer preparation

Window antenna

SIRIUS satellite radio -inc: dash-mounted antenna, 6-month subscription

Heated adjustable front bucket seats -inc: adjustable lockable head restraints, easy entry system

Rear bench seat -inc: pass-through

Leatherette seat trim

Front center adjustable folding armrest w/storage compartment

Front floor mats

3-spoke tilt/telescoping leather-wrapped steering wheel -inc: theft-deterrent steering column

Instrumentation -inc: speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip odometer, fuel gauge, gear position indicator, brake pad wear indicator, safety belt reminder

Pwr windows -inc: driver 1-touch down, pinch protection

Speed sensitive pwr door locks w/auto-lock

Remote keyless entry -inc: (2) folding keys, remote window operation, valet lockout w/valet key

Cruise control

Remote fuel door & trunk release

Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system

Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system

Air conditioning

Rear window defroster

(2) front cupholders

(1) rear cupholder

Front door & seatback storage pockets -inc: rear side panel storage

(2) 12V pwr outlets

Driver & front passenger sunvisors w/covered illuminated vanity mirrors

Front passenger assist handle

Lighting -inc: front center dome light, (2) reading lights, glove box light

Leather shift knob & handbrake grip

Ski sack preparation

4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)

Electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD)

Engine braking assist (EBA)

Hydraulic brake assistant (HBA)

Electronic stabilization program (ESP)

Anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Anti-intrusion side-impact door beams

Daytime running lights

Driver & front passenger airbags w/buckle switch

Driver & front passenger side head & thorax airbags

3-point safety belts in all outboard seating positions -inc: front pretensioners w/load limiters

Emergency locking retractors (ELR)

Rear seat lower anchors & tethers for children (LATCH)

Tire pressure monitoring system

Collapsible steering column

Automatic rollover protection system (ROPS)

Trunk escape handle

Dual note horn

 
BLACK
$0

 
GECKO GREEN METALLIC
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
HARVEST MOON BEIGE
$0

 
HARVEST MOON BEIGE
$0

 
HEAVEN BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
SALSA RED
$0

 
SALSA RED
$0

 
TOSSAU BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
BLACK, CLOTH TOP
$0

 
CREAM, CLOTH TOP
$0

 
BLACK, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
CREAM, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
WHITE, V-TEX LEATHERETTE SEAT TRIM
$0

 
17" "VERSUS" ALLOY WHEELS
$450

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

 
(4) RUBBER MATS
$140

 
PREMIUM IPOD ADAPTER
$310

 
TRUNK-MOUNTED 6-DISC CD CHANGER
$110

 
17" "GOAL" SPORT ALLOY SILVER WHEELS
$1,299

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