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2001Volkswagen Beetle GLX Turbo  Photo Gallery
Photos by Charles Ofria

Category: ,000 - ,000 Whimsical Coupe 
Who should buy this car: A fun-loving person who wouldn't mind driving a happy face.   
Comparable models in this class: Not much... If we stretch the category to include hi-style coupes in the same price range then we might include the Mitsubishi Eclipse & Toyota Celica


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2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLX Turbo

Engine Type  1.8-liter 4 Cyl. with cast iron block & cast aluminum head, Double overhead camshaft, spur belt driven, five valves per cylinder, turbocharged
Horsepower 150 @ 5800 RPM
Torque 162 @ 2200-4200 RPM
Fuel Recommended Premium 91 Octane Unleaded. 
Transmission (Std.)
Transmission (Opt.)
5-Speed Manual
Electronically controlled 4-speed Automatic
Drive Layout Transverse Engine, Front Wheel Drive
Tires  P205/55 R 16H all-season, steel-belted radials 
Overall Length 161.1"
Wheelbase 98.7"
Width 67.9"
Turning Diameter 32.8 ft Curb to Curb
Curb Weight 2,964  - 3,008  lbs.
Fuel Tank 14.5 Gals.
Miles Per Gallon (5-speed)
Miles Per Gallon (Auto.)
EPA  city 24 mpg, hwy 31 mpg
EPA  city 23 mpg, hwy 29 mpg 
Acceleration 0 to 60 9.0 Seconds (w. Automatic)
Base Sticker Price  ,175 plus  0 Destination charge
Standard Equipment
  • 4 wheel disc brakes 
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Front side-mounted airbags
  • Remote vehicle anti-theft system
  • Height adjustable driver seat
  • Remote power door locks
  • Leather Interior
  • Speed Activated Rear Spoiler
  • Electronic Differential Lock (EDL)
  • Anti-Slip Regulation (ASR)
  • Side Power Mirrors, Heated
  • Premium AM/FM Cassette Stereo  with 6 speakers
  • Heated Front Seats and Heated Washer Nozzles
  • CFC-Free Air Conditioning with Pollen Filter
  • Power Windows with One-Touch Up and Down
  • Moonroof

Major Available Options

  • Automatic Transmission
  • High Intensity Discharge - Headlights, with auto leveling
  • 255/45 R 17, all-season tires
  • 6-disc CD-changer, trunk mounted (dealer-installed)

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