How reliable are 2004 Beetles?

The 2004 Volkswagen Beetle Reliability Rating is 3.5 out of 5. It ranks 12th out of 32 for all car brands.

Are Volkswagen New Beetles reliable?

The Volkswagen Beetle Reliability Rating is 4.0 out of 5.0, which ranks it 24th out of 36 for compact cars. The average annual repair cost is $612 which means it has average ownership costs.

What year VW Beetle is most reliable?

If we’re talking “modern” Beetles, the 2005 model year had significant improvements in the power train and suspension. Specifically, many believe that the 2012 VW Bug was by far the most stable and reliable of the entire Beetle group.

How long does a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle last?

How long Do Volkswagen Beetles last? A carefully driven and well-maintained Volkswagen Beetle can be expected to last 150,000 miles, or 10 years based on driving 15,000 miles per year. However, VW bugs are known for their high cost of repairs.

What engine is in a 2004 Volkswagen Beetle?

1.8 L 4-cylinder
1.9 L 4-cylinder diesel2.0 L 4-cylinder
2004 Volkswagen New Beetle/Engine

Are Beetles hard to maintain?

Despite this above-average reliability score, the Beetle ranks 24th in RepairPal’s lineup of 36 compact cars. The average annual cost of maintaining a Volkswagen Beetle is about $610, which is a little over the average for compact cars ($520) but less than the average for all vehicle models in general ($650).

What is high mileage for a Volkswagen Beetle?

On average, a Volkswagen Beetle lasts between 180.000 – 200.000 miles. A Volkswagen Beetle has to go to the garage for unscheduled repairs 0.4 times a year with a 10% chance of severe problems.

How many reviews of 2004 Volkswagen Beetle are there?

View reviews where users commented on categories. Displaying 1 – 10 of 26 reviews for 2004 Volkswagen Beetle . not a good value when market price is 1/2 of asking price Is this review helpful?

What do you think about the new Volkswagen Beetle?

Looks Great. – I like the look of the New Beetle. Driving it is fun. But I knew when I bought it there would be problems. I bought an extended warranty and over $13,000 dollars went into the car in the 4 years I have owned it.

How much did you pay for your 2004 Beetle convertible?

Within three days of buying a 2004 Beetle convertible from a used dealer for $8,600 (incl CA sales tax and dealer fees), it became obvious the tranny had issues. (88K miles on the car.) Less than 2 months later, I’ve replaced the transmission, and axle, the triptronic. to the tune of $6500.

What kind of transmission does a 2004 VW Beetle have?

The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic, 6-speed manual. The Used 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.