2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Rebates and Incentives

Prices and Incentives

Dealer Price:
$23,240 - $25,740

Original MSRP:
$22,031 - $24,446

NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS
Overall Safety Rating

Frontal crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  *  Passenger: *  *  *  * 

Side crash ratings:
Driver: Not Rated Rear Passenger: Not Rated

Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: *  *  *  * 

The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
See all Safety Rating Results
2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Review
The redesigned 2008 New Beetle Convertible is a 2-door, 4-passenger convertible that is available in 4 trims - the New Beetle Convertible S, the S PZEV, the SE, and the SE PZEV. Both trims are equipped with a customary 2.5-liter, I5, 150-hp engine... A 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive is standard on the S with a 6-speed automatic transmission (with overdrive as optional) and a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive is standard on the SE PZEV. The 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible comes with a 50000mi/48 month basic warranty.

The Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible comes with all of the following features as standard: pre-wiring, oil cooler, front power outlet, safety airbags, roll bar, emergency fuel shut off, trunk anti-trap, remote fuel door release, traction and stability control, ABS brakes, alloy wheels, tire detail, full-size spare tire, stereo system with CD player, keyless entry with remote, remote releases, remote controls, vehicle and radio anti-theft, power accessories, valet lockout, wheel locks, anti-lockout device, removable convertible top, intermittent wipers, glass rear window, folding/signaling/heated/and power adjustable exterior mirrors, tinted glass, rear defroster, illuminated vanity mirrors, air-conditioning, rear HVAC ducts, cruise control, outside temperature gauge, tire pressure monitor, tilt steering, front bucket seats, seat height adjustment, multiple storage compartments, and daytime running lights.

Available as standard on the SE includes a heated washer system; wind deflector; and heated front seats. Optional premium upgrades include a CD changer and a trunk or rear mounted CD changer.

The 2008 Volkswagen New Beetle has a starting base price of $23,200.







Warranty Information
Basic: 4 Years/50,000 Miles
Recalls Issued
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 10V621000
Mfg's Report Date DEC 14, 2010
Component FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS
Number of Units Affected 377,286
Summary VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2006-2010 JETTA, NEW BEETLE, NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE, MODEL YEAR 2009 JETTA SPORTWAGEN AND MODEL YEAR 2007-2009 RABBIT VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.5L ENGINES. THE JETTA, JETTA SPORTWAGEN, AND RABBIT VEHICLES MAY HAVE A SMALL PLASTIC TAB LOCATED ON THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR THAT MAY CHAFE AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE. THE NEW BEETLE AND THE NEW BEETLE CONVERTIBLE VEHICLES MAY HAVE A FASTENING CLAMP ON A HYDRAULIC HOSE OF THE POWER STEERING SYSTEM THAT MAY BE LOCATED IN AN IMPROPER POSITION WHICH COULD CAUSE CHAFING AGAINST AN UNDERHOOD FUEL SUPPLY LINE.
Consequence IF CHAFING OCCURS, THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR A FUEL LEAK TO DEVELOP. FUEL LEAKAGE, IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE, COULD RESULT IN A FIRE.
Remedy DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND IF NECESSARY REPLACE THE UNDERHOOD FUEL LINE. ADDITIONALLY, DEPENDING ON THE VEHICLE MODEL, DEALERS WILL EITHER REMOVE THE PLASTIC TAB FROM THE WINDSHIELD WASHER FLUID RESERVOIR, OR INSPECT THE POSITION OF THE FASTENING CLAMP AND ADJUST THE RELATED FASTENING CLAMP INTO THE CORRECT POSITION. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE JANUARY 31, 2011. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-8987.
Notes VOLKSWAGEN SAFETY RECALL NO. 20I4/U1. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Models & Prices

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible S
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
2dr Man S $23,240 $22,031 $359 / Month*
2dr Man S PZEV $23,240 $22,031 $359 / Month*
2dr Auto S $24,315 $23,104 $377 / Month*
2dr Auto S PZEV $24,315 $23,104 $377 / Month*

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible SE
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
2dr Auto SE $25,740 $24,446 $399 / Month*
2dr Auto SE PZEV $25,740 $24,446 $399 / Month*

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Features and Standard Equipment

EXTERIOR Features
S SE
Body-color bumpers
Body-color door handles
Body-color heated pwr mirrors w/integrated turn signals
Convertible roof  
Daytime running lights
Heated washer nozzles  
Semi-automatic convertible roof w/wind blocker  
Variable intermittent windshield wipers
INTERIOR Features
S SE
(2) pwr outlets in center console
3-spoke leather-wrapped tilt/telescoping steering wheel  
3-spoke padded tilt/telescoping steering wheel  
Air conditioning
AM/FM stereo w/MP3/CD player, (6) speakers  
AM/FM stereo w/MP3/CD player, (6) speakers, amplifier  
Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system
Center console-inc: (2) front/(1) rear cupholders, auxiliary pwr outlet, folding armrest w/storage compartment
Central pwr locking system-inc: automatic locking, selective unlocking
Cruise control
Front center dome light, front reading lights
Front floor mats  
Front seatback pockets
Front/rear cupholders
Fully lined carpeted luggage compartment-inc: double hinged trunk lid, cargo pass-through w/lock, trunk light
Fully reclining, height/angle adjustable front heated leatherette bucket seats  
Fully reclining, height/angle adjustable front leatherette bucket seats  
Illuminated covered visor vanity mirrors
Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system
Leather shift knob/handbrake  
One piece folding rear seat
Pwr windows-inc: front windows w/driver 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection, key-operated open/close feature
Rear window defroster
Remote fuel filler/trunk release
Remote keyless entry
Sirius satellite radio
Tire pressure monitoring system
MECHANICAL Features
S SE
16" "Mali" alloy wheels  
17" "Versus" alloy wheels  
2.5L SMPI I5 engine
2.5L SMPI I5 PZEV engine
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
5-speed manual transmission w/OD  
6-speed automatic transmission w/Tiptronic, OD
Electronic differential lock
Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
Engine braking assist
Front wheel drive
Front/rear stabilizer bars
Independent front MacPherson strut suspension
P205/55HR16 all-season tires  
P225/45HR17 all-season tires  
Pwr front vented, rear solid disc brakes
Pwr rack & pinion steering
Temporary use spare tire
Track correcting torsion beam axle rear suspension
SAFETY Features
S SE
Driver & front passenger front airbags -inc: buckle switch sensor
Driver & front passenger head/thorax side airbags
Front 3-point safety belts
Front safety belts w/pretensioners, load limiters
LATCH child restraint system
Rear 3-point safety belts in outboard seating positions
Rear seat headrest rollover protection

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Options and Addition Equipment

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS Options
S SE
COLD WEATHER PKG -inc: heated front seats, heated washer nozzles  
SIRIUS SATELLITE RADIO DELETE *CREDIT*  
NOTE Options
S SE
** THIS VEHICLE IS AVAILABLE IN THE STATES OF CA, CT, MA, ME, NY, PA, RI, VT, AZ, DE, OH, OR, MD, NH, NJ, NV, WV **
PAINT Options
S SE
BLACK / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
GECKO GREEN METALLIC / CREAM (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
HARVEST MOON BEIGE / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
HARVEST MOON BEIGE / CREAM (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
LASER BLUE METALLIC / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
LASER BLUE METALLIC / CREAM (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
SALSA RED / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
SALSA RED / CREAM (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
SUNFLOWER YELLOW / BLACK (TOP), STANDARD PAINT
PAINT SCHEME Options
S SE
SOLID PAINT (STD)
PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS Options
S SE
(4) RUBBER MATS (PIO)
(4) RUBBER MATS W/POSTS (PIO)
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
17" "GOAL" SPORT ALLOY SILVER WHEELS -inc: P225/45R17 all-season tires (PIO)  
6-DISC CD CHANGER *Mounted in Cargo Area* (PIO)
BLACK BOOT COVER FOR TOP (PIO)
SEAT TRIM Options
S SE
BLACK
CREAM

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Technical Specifications

Brakes
S SE
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.03 x 0.87 11.03 x 0.87
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.13 x 0.35 9.13 x 0.35
Cargo Area Dimensions
S SE
Trunk Volume (ft) 5 5
Engine
S SE
Displacement 2.5L/151 2.5L/151
Engine Type Gas I5 Gas I5
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 150 @ 5000 150 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 170 @ 3750 170 @ 3750
Exterior Dimensions
S SE
Height, Overall (in) 59.1 59.1
Length, Overall (in) 161.1 161.1
Min Ground Clearance (in) 4.7 4.7
Wheelbase (in) 98.8 98.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 67.9 67.9
Fuel Tank
S SE
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 14.5
Steering
S SE
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.04 3.04
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8 35.8
Suspension
S SE
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Tires
S SE
Front Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/45HR17
Rear Tire Size P205/55HR16 P225/45HR17
Transmission
S SE
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Trans Type 5 6
Vehicle
S SE
Front Head Room (in) 40.7 40.7
Front Leg Room (in) 39.4 39.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.8
Passenger Capacity 4 4
Passenger Volume (ft) 78 78
Second Head Room (in) 37.2 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 31.5 31.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 42.1 42.1
Weight Information
S SE
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3153 3248

2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible Safety Features

Safety Features
4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver & front passenger front airbags -inc: buckle switch sensor
Driver & front passenger head/thorax side airbags
Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)
Front 3-point safety belts
Front safety belts w/pretensioners, load limiters
LATCH child restraint system
Rear 3-point safety belts in outboard seating positions
Rear seat headrest rollover protection
News Reports & Reviews
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS

Frontal crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  *  Passenger: *  *  *  * 

Side crash ratings:
Driver: Not Rated Rear Passenger: Not Rated

Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: *  *  *  * 

The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).