Used Car of the Day: 2004 Volkswagen Beetle

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

used car of the day 2004 volkswagen beetle

This Chicago-based 2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertible is a bit different from our usual pickings.

There are 124,000 miles on the clock of this automatic-transmission car and it is a GLS trim.

It appears to be pretty stock, with the 1.8T engine, a cold-weather package (heated seats), a wind-blocker, cruise control, a Monsoon sound system, and 17-inch wheels. It's a one-owner car and it appears to be well-maintained.

The only apparent modification is a dealer-installed CD changer in the armrest.

Check out this Chicago-based car here.

[Image: Seller]

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  • Thehyundaigarage Thehyundaigarage on Aug 17, 2023

    Both yes. First generation soft top isn’t bad to replace.

    The hardtop convertible is made by Inalfa. It’s generally terrible. Nice looking car though!

    • Thehyundaigarage Thehyundaigarage on Aug 17, 2023

      Correction, it’s made by Webasto. Now it’s going to bug me which was an Inalfa unit..

  • Arthur Dailey Arthur Dailey on Aug 18, 2023

    That vehicle, in that condition, at that price is very tempting. Indications are that its owner is exactly the type of person you want to buy a used car from.

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    • 28-Cars-Later 28-Cars-Later on Aug 21, 2023

      May be a case of registering the car out of state to avoid the stupidity of the state the owner is located.

  • Vap65689119 Vap65689119 on Aug 21, 2023

    Wait for an sc430

  • Irvingklaws Irvingklaws on Aug 21, 2023

    Sold. But meanwhile, somewhere in NJ...a year newer, 50K less miles, a bit cheaper, and a non-all-black interior: 2005 Beetle. Apparently needs a little TLC, but looks nice in the pictures.