Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,334 - $3,971
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-150
Seats
4
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,334 - $3,971
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
90-150
Seats
4

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Volkswagen Beetle Models & Trims

2001 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Reviews

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VW Bug - A great car for around town

2001 Volkswagen Beetle Base

I've loved my bug since I got it! We bought it used five years ago and even though it is pretty old it has carried me through my high school and college years well. It's starting to get a little old now, after all it's 18 years old - but it gets great mileage and is perfect for two people. You can put four people in it but it's a little tight. Honestly it's been such a great car and even though I've been having some problems with it in the past few months it's just due to age and nothing about the car itself. While I have taken an eight hour road trip in it, I wouldn't advise anyone to buy it with the intentions of road trips. It's best for errands around town or to take you too and from school and work if you live relatively close.

- Rachel B

I love my VW beetle. It has always been reliable. I always wanted a yellow car.

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

The car is 17 years old. It has always performed very well. The problems I have had have been few and far between, about what you would expect for a vehicle as old as this one. I have had to have the brakes done several times, have had to replace tires, have had to replace or repair many other parts. I have always taken the car to a reputable service center for these repairs, and I have always been satisfied with these repairs. The car is still reliable after all these years. I love my car. I always wanted a yellow car, and this was the first one I was able to get.

- Ellen K

Little bit of a high maintenance car, but fun to drive and reliable to get around.

2001 Volkswagen Beetle

Tends to go through a lot of oil. Constant upkeep on oil changes. Must be careful not to overfill the oil tank because if you do it overruns into the coolant. Fun car to drive. Due to the fact of all the windows, the car does feel like a greenhouse during warmer days. Did reasonable on gas mileage. Reliable if car is maintained, but if not then lots of problems. Front seats were comfortable. Little cramped in the backseat. Putting down the front seats in recline position was not easy. Like that the driver's seat could be raised up higher. Loved the sunroof.

- Mona W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$15,900 - $16,775
$21,175 - $22,050

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 engine
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.5 in.
33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 in.
36.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
12 cu. ft.
12 cu. ft.

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P205/55HR16
P205/55HR16 - P225/45HR17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.9 in.
98.9 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
32.8 ft.
32.8 ft.

Length

Length
161.1 in.
161.1 in.

Width

Width
67.9 in.
67.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2769 - 2818 lbs.
2785 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
115 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
122 ft. lbs.
162 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
N/A lbs.
N/A lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
4 Cylinder

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
26 - 28 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
23 - 25 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
29 - 31 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

    (Not Rated)
  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

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