Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,512 - $23,195
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
37 City / 44 HWY
Horsepower
100-150
Seats
4
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,512 - $23,195
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
37 City / 44 HWY
Horsepower
100-150
Seats
4

2006 Volkswagen Beetle Owner Reviews

4.11

44 Reviews

43% 32% 18% 7% 1 star 0%

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My Volkswagen beetle it is the best car ever made.

I have a Volkswagen beetle I have always wanted so when I purchased it I was ecstatic the car of my dreams I love it I got a sunroof I like putting the sunroof down and driving around at the air hit me I have two dogs shih Tzu's they love to ride in the back that love to ride in the backseat I get looked at when I am going down the road guys humps a horn at me I enjoyed that the wheels roll really nice on smooth pavement and the radio is really clear you can hear the words to the song the front window is larger than normal you can see everything it is a great car I love the style I am for loving so it fits me perfectly I love riding in my car haven't had any problems only had to put brakes on it that one tune up on it nothing major it is a good solid car good on miles 22 the city 35 on highway I travel in it I have been to Detroit Michigan in it I have been to Tennessee in it I have been to Florida in it what's no problem think about Volkswagen beetles for your next car they are great I love it.

- Charlotte M

I really enjoy the convertible.

The interior design needs serious improvement. The door fabric leather repeatedly comes apart and leaves gooey sticky stuff all over my clothes. I have tried to repair it and that cause the entire interior door to come apart and now needs to be re-designed. This seems to be a problem with a lot of these cars since replacement used parts are hard to find. It is a very fun car to drive I have a convertible and I really enjoy driving the car it is also low to the ground so Texas roads are pretty brutal on this car. I do not know that I would purchase another one. I have also had to have the wiring replaced. So make sure you purchase the extended warranty again my car is a 2006 and has only about 65, 000 miles so it is very low mileage for that year.

- Libby M

Review of 2006 beetle: a reliable car that fits anywhere, but not fit everyone.

The VW beetle is an extremely reliable car. It has lasted me since 2013 and it is now 2018. This car can fit into tight parking spaces and drives smoothly. The back seat is cramped and this car is not necessarily a good one if you have a long distance to drive with more than two people. The interior make up has fallen apart a bit on the inside of the doors. The seats are comfortable, but do not recline. This car also has no place for an AUX cord, but does have a six CD changer in the trunk. The trunk is surprisingly spacious and I have completely loved this car through the years.

- Isabel H

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,512 - $6,057
$18,255 - $23,195

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L DOHC EFI I5 engine
2.5L EFI I5 engine
2.5L DOHC EFI I5 engine
2.5L EFI I5 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

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
38.2 - 40.7 in.
38.2 - 40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.5 - 33.5 in.
31.5 - 33.5 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.7 - 37.2 in.
36.7 - 37.2 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
5 - 12 cu. ft.
5 - 12 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4
4

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
98.7 - 98.8 in.
98.7 - 98.8 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
161.1 in.
161.1 in.

Width

Width
67.9 in.
67.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
2884 - 3164 .lbs
2965 - 3258 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
150 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
170 - 177 ft. lbs.
170 - 177 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
14.5 gal.
14.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 15 mpg
11 - 15 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
22 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
30 mpg
Safety Features

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety