Used Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet (2003 - 2010) Buying & Selling

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 24 Sep 2009
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Four years after the 'new' Beetle was launched, Volkswagen introduced the convertible version - an obvious step for a car that appeals to those after something fun and stylish. Adding open-air enjoyment to the Beetle certainly makes it more enjoyable, but it's let down in key areas.
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Buying used

There's plenty of choice on the used market so you won't need to rush and buy the first car you see. Be aware that the entry-level 1.4-litre Luna model doesn't have an electric roof - it's a long-winded manual affair - so is best avoided. Check the roof mechanism carefully and make sure it's still got the tonneau cover (which should be in the boot).

See 40 used Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolets for sale, starting at £795

3.5 out of 5

Selling

Thanks to its strong image, the Beetle Cabriolet will always be desirable, but there are plenty of other convertibles out there - many of which offer metal folding roofs and are more practical. But the Volkswagen holds its value fairly well and its reliability and build quality mean it will always be popular.