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Volkswagen Beetle Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • mryymryy Posts: 11
    today i got a quote from my local VW dealer.

    New 2004 Bettle GL 2.0L auto $16,800 + TTL. VW is having $1000 cask back now. so $16,800-$1000 = $15,800.

    is it good?

  • themanxthemanx Posts: 110
    Yes.. My daughters 04 GL Metallic Grey with the Auto 4 speed, had a sticker of $17780 and best we could do was $17400. But they did work with us on the trade and bumped that up a little.

    She loves the car.. no problems to report either.
  • becksbecks Posts: 3

    A dealer in the Palm Beach, Florida area, is offering me this lease:

    Price: $27,750
    (Includes Leather, 17 alloy wheels and wind blocker)
    MF: .0012
    Zero down plus they'll cover tag, license and first monthly payment
    $375 plus tax for 48 months
    15,000 miles per year

    What do you think?
  • My wife leases a Beetle that she loves. Now my daughter wants one. VW is offering "free" insurance with purchase of Beetle or Golf. Has anyone had any experience with this? Did you try to get a lower price for the car if you did not want the insurance? Is it really no hassle or does a Nationwide agent get your name & want to get your other cars, sell you other types of insurance, etc? Thanks for these or anything else you can tell me.
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    What state do you live in? I think the free insurance is only offered in 2 northern/mid western states.
  • jasmith52jasmith52 Posts: 460
    Your price seems unreasonabley very high for a 5 1/2 year old car.

    What trim level is your Beetle and what options does it have ?
  • ricky7ricky7 Posts: 4
    Hi All,

    I'm looking around for 2005 New Beetle GLS (Auto + ESP Options). After spending couple of weeks on internet research on pricing, the best offer I got so far is $19500 + Taxes, DMV fees. Is it a good price ?

  • jasmith52jasmith52 Posts: 460
    Considering that the invoice for the 2005 New Beetle GLS (Auto + ESP Options) is only $5 less than your offer, I would say yes that is a very good price.

    My only comment is that VW took away the incentives that were available last month. Just maybe, they'll have some low interest loans or dealer cash or even a rebate if you can hold on for a month or two.

    Was your price contingent on you financing at a higher rate than a bank would provide. Were they going to lowball your trade ? If that's the case then your price wasn't that great.
  • ricky7ricky7 Posts: 4
    Hi jasmith52,

    Thanks for quite useful reply. They are offering me 2.9% APR. I think, I should wait for couple of months as VW is going to inroduce new beetle (Ragster) pretty soon. It may bring down prices for old bettles.

  • natenj1971natenj1971 Posts: 174

    Found a leftover 2004 gls w/13 miles at a VW dealer. He gave me a price of $18361. I didn't say yes. It's a 2.0 liter model (115 hp with auto) with black leather/sunroof. I don't know much about these cars. Going to do some searches online now. Anyone have an opinion/advice on how to proceed? Are the 2006's much more advanced?

    Thanks for any feedback.

  • ricky7ricky7 Posts: 4
    Hi there,

    Its a very good price. I got an offer of $19,000 for 2005 GLS Auto but no leather interior. I don't know what are the differences between 2004 & 2005 beetles but looks like you got a deal. As far as 2006 beetles concerned, shape will be changed outside with little flat touches on sides and roof. Interior will be same. The most important thing for me is I didn't like looks of 2006 beetle. I think 2005 or older beetles looks better. All the best.
  • natenj1971natenj1971 Posts: 174
    Thanks for the note. I'm hesitant to buy the car - just read some of the beet problems forum. Will come back and give details if I do.

    Thanks again for responding.
  • Just bought a new 2006 beetle. Paid MSRP. $18800. San Jose California.
  • Would you let me know what strategies you used...I get the same BS about VW never flounders on the displayed price.....HELP
  • Oh, please let me know too as I am going around shopping for a 2006 new beetle. What model is that you just bought? Is that a 6-speed automatic, with or without pkg1?

    Also, one car dealer that i got a quote for 2006 new beetle 6-speed automatic with pkg1 for $21600 out the door, but I have one concern. He says the car will have more than 50 miles on it because he will have to get it from another dealer and that will be driven from that dealership about 50 miles away. Should I back off from making a deal or be concerned about the vehicle or his offer? I thought a brand new car wouyld not have any miles or may be 4 to 5 miles at the most on it. :confuse: Please advise.

    Thanks in advance
    An edmunds member
  • We bought a 06 new beetle and have had one thing after another go wrong. First, the inside panel of the trunk was rattling. They said that the clips were broken and had to be replaced. That was at the beginning of Nov. and still have not heard back b/c the parts were not delivered. Then the passenger's side window was misaligned and you could hear the wind hitting as we drove. The emergency break cover came loose almost preventing us from taking the break down. Finally, the automatic trunk opener is not working. So this has turned us into very upset first time new beetle owners. Has anyone else had this experience? :lemon:
  • I am selling my 2001 New Beetle. It is the limited "Turbo Sport" edition. It is in very good condition except for a few scrapes and rubs that nobody really notices but me. It has high mileage (74,000) but all on highway. I was wondering what price you think I could get for it. It still has the remainder of the 5 year/100,000 aftermarket warrenty (over in August). FULLY loaded with everything I could add to it. Thanks.
  • YES, yes, yes and yes! I've done a lot of looking and it seems that there are more lemons in the VW family than anything else. Advice: Have your dealer on speed dial and find a quick way to his place.. because that is where you will live as long as you own your car.

    PS - on a good note, the car handles VERY well (esp in the snow), is VERY safe and adorable looking. :shades:
  • I bought my 06 bug convertible in Memphis, TN. It's Platinum gray/black top/gray int, package 2 and a CD changer. Paid about $900 below MSRP. I love it so far! :P
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    You should not be worried that the NB will have 50 miles on it. Both, my previous Jetta and my current Passat, were driven in excess of 50 miles to my purchasing dealer. You may not realize this but if you were to buy a Demo with 8000 miles on it it would still be considered a "new" vehicle. A vehicle that has never been titled is considered new, regardless of miles.
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