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Vehicle 2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GLS 1.8T 4AT 2013 Nissan 370Z Roadster Touring 6MT
12v power outlet: front & cargo Yes No
1781 cc 1.8 liters in-line 4 front engine with 81 mm bore, 86.4 mm stroke, 9.3 compression ratio, double overhead cam and five valves per cylinder Yes No
2 Front Power Outlets No Yes
3.7-Liter, V6, 24-Valve, DOHC, SEFI Engine; Front/Longitudinal Mounted With Horsepower Of 332@7000, Torque Of 270@5200, Alloy Block and Alloy Cylinder Heads No Yes
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side and passenger side Yes No
4112-Lb Gross Vehicle Weight Rating No Yes
4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes No Yes
55 liter 14.5 gallon main premium unleaded fuel tank Yes No
62 Cold Cranking Amp Battery No Yes
6-Speed Manual Transmission With Overdrive No Yes
Air conditioning Yes No
Alloy Wheels Front 18-in. X 8-in. and Rear 18-in. X 9-in. No Yes
AM/FM Radio Seek, Scan, Speed Sensitive Volume, Bose AudioPilot Surround Sound and 8 Speakers Total; 6-disc CD Changer; MP3 Player; SiriusXM Satellite Radio No Yes
Anticorrosion warranty: duration (months): 144 or distance (miles): unlimited, distance (km): unlimited Yes No
Audio anti-theft protection: code Yes No
Automatic Climate Control No Yes
Automatic/Delayed Locking and Automatic Headlights No Yes
Automatic drive indicator on dashboard Yes No
Automatic Headlights With Time Delay No Yes
Automatic six-speed transmission with mode select, lock-up, electronic control, manual mode and shift lever on floor Yes No
Auxiliary Audio Input Jack No Yes
Battery Gauge No Yes
Battery Saver No Yes
Bi-Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlights No Yes
Body color front and rear bumpers Yes No
Brake Assistance No Yes
Bucket driver and passenger seat with height adjustment and - adjustments Yes No
Cargo area cover/rear parcel shelf Yes No
Cargo area light Yes No
Cargo Area Tiedowns No Yes
Cargo capacity: all seats in place (liters): 142 and all seats in place (cu ft): 5 Yes No
Carpet Located in Passenger Cabin and Cargo Area/Trunk No Yes
Clock Yes No
Coefficient of drag: 0.37 Yes No
Concealed system convertible rollover protection Yes No
Cruise control Yes No
Cruise Control No Yes
Day time running lights Yes No
Daytime Running Lights No Yes
Delayed/fade courtesy lights Yes No
Delayed Power Retention No Yes
Digital Clock No Yes
Door ajar warning Yes No
Door edge hazard lights Yes No
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat Yes No
Driver Adjustable Seat Height No Yes
Driver Airbag No Yes
Driver and passenger front airbag with occupant sensors Yes No
Driver and passenger power heated partial-painted door mirrors Yes No
Driver Manual Lumbar Support No Yes
Driver Power Seat Adjusts 4 Ways Total No Yes
Dual Body Color Folding Power Adjustable Heated Exterior Rearview Mirrors No Yes
Electric softtop convertible roof with glass rear window Yes No
Electrochromic Interior Rearview Mirror No Yes
Electronic traction control via ABS & engine management Yes No
Emission control level FED Yes No
Exterior Temperature Gauge No Yes
External dimensions: overall length (mm): 4092, overall length (inches): 161.1, overall width (mm): 1725, overall width (inches): 67.9, overall height (mm): 1501, overall height (inches): 59.1, wheelbase (mm): 2510, wheelbase (inches): 98.8, front track (mm): 1506, front track (inches): 59.3, rear track (mm): 1486, rear track (inches): 58.5, curb to curb turning circle (mm): 10912 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 35.8 Yes No
External temperature Yes No
Fixed delivery charges: Yes No
Fixed Hoop Safety Rollbar No Yes
Floor covering: carpet in load area Yes No
Floor mats Yes No
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs Yes No
Four-wheel ABS Yes No
Front Active Head Restraints No Yes
Front and rear alloy wheels with 16 inch rim diam and 6.5 inch rim width Yes No
Front and Rear Body Color Bumpers No Yes
Front and rear reading lights Yes No
Front and rear tires with 205 mm tire width, 55% tire profile and H tire rating Yes No
Front Cupholders No Yes
Front Door Mounted Storage No Yes
Front Dual Heated Seats No Yes
Front Dual Reclining Heated Cooled Sport Bucket Seats Driver Side Adjusts 8 Ways Total, Adjustable Seat Height, Passenger Side Adjusts 4 Ways Total, Adjustable Headrests and Fold-Down Center Armrest No Yes
Front fog lights Yes No
Front Illuminated Vanity Mirrors No Yes
Front P225/50WR18 BSW Performance and Rear P245/45WR18 BSW Performance Tires No Yes
Front Passenger Power Seat Adjusts 4 Ways Total No Yes
Front Power 320-mm Ventilated Disc and Rear Power 320-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes No Yes
Front Power Windows With Front One-Touch Up and One-Touch Down No Yes
Front power windows with two one-touch , rear power windows Yes No
Front Pretensioners No Yes
Front Reading Lights No Yes
Front seat back storage Yes No
Front seat center armrest Yes No
Front seats and rear seats cup holders Yes No
Front side airbag Yes No
Front Side Head Curtain Airbags No Yes
Front Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Front Vanity Mirror No Yes
Front-wheel drive Yes No
Fuel economy Yes No
Full car warranty: duration (months): 48 or distance (miles): 50000, distance (km): 80467 Yes No
Full dashboard console , full floor console with covered storage box , partial overhead console with covered storage box Yes No
Fullsize steel rim internal spare wheel Yes No
Glass Rear Window on Convertible No Yes
Gloss paint , black paint , metallic paint , pearl paint Yes No
Hard Top No Yes
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners Yes No
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror Yes No
Illuminated Entry Includes Ignition Key Surround No Yes
Illuminated entry system Yes No
Immobilizer Yes No
Independent Multi-Link Rear Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Independent Wishbone Front Suspension With Coil Springs and Shock Absorbers No Yes
Interior Air Filter No Yes
Internal dimensions: front headroom (mm): 1034, front headroom (inches): 40.7, rear headroom (mm): 945, rear headroom (inches): 37.2, front leg room (mm): 1001, front leg room (inches): 39.4, rear leg room (mm): 800, rear leg room (inches): 31.5, front shoulder room (mm): 1341, front shoulder room (inches): 52.8, rear shoulder room (mm): 1069, rear shoulder room (inches): 42.1, interior volume (liters): 2209 and interior volume (cu ft): 78 Yes No
Keyless Entry Operated Via Card Key and Key Fob No Yes
Limited slip differential Yes No
Lockable Glovebox No Yes
Lockable glove compartment Yes No
Locking Fuel Filler No Yes
Low fuel level warning Yes No
Low washer fluid level warning Yes No
Manufacturer's own audio system with AM/FM radio and cassette Yes No
metal-look Center Floor Console, cloth Headliner, leatherette Instrument Panel, leather/metal-look Shift Knob and leather Steering Wheel No Yes
MP3 Player No Yes
Multi-Function Remote Operates Anti-Theft, Door Lock/Unlock, Panic Alarm and Power Windows No Yes
Multi-point injection fuel system Yes No
Oil Cooler No Yes
Oil Temperature Gauge No Yes
Passenger Airbag No Yes
Passenger Airbag Cutoff Sensor No Yes
Peripheral anti-theft protection Yes No
Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment Yes No
Power: 110 kW , 150 HP SAE @ 5800 rpm; 162 ft lb , 220 Nm @ 2200 rpm Yes No
Power Door Locks Operated Via Key and Remote With Automatic Locking No Yes
Power Rack and Pinion Variable Assisted Steering No Yes
Power steering Yes No
Powertrain warranty: duration (months): 60 or distance (miles): 60000, distance (km): 96561 Yes No
Premium unleaded fuel Yes No
Projector beam lens halogen bulb headlights Yes No
Rear ashtray Yes No
Rear Stabilizer Bar No Yes
Rear view mirror Yes No
Rear Window Defroster No Yes
Rear window with defogger Yes No
Remote control remote trunk/hatch release Yes No
Remote fuel filler door release Yes No
Remote power locks includes trunk/hatch and includes power windows Yes No
Road-side assistance warranty: duration (months): 48 or distance (miles): 50000, distance (km): 80467 Yes No
Roof antenna Yes No
Roof spoiler Yes No
Seating: four seats Yes No
Seat Mounted Front Side Airbags No Yes
Side Guard Door Beams No Yes
Spare Tire Credit/Delete No Yes
Stability control Yes No
Steering Wheel Mounted Controls For Audio and Cruise Control No Yes
Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , torsion beam rear suspension semi-independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs Yes No
Tachometer Yes Yes
Ten speakers Yes No
Tilt Steering Column No Yes
Tinted Glass No Yes
Tinted glass on cabin Yes No
Tire Pressure Monitor No Yes
Traction Control Controlled by Engine Management No Yes
Trim level: GLS Yes No
Trip Computer With Trip Odometer No Yes
Trunk/Interior Load Area Light No Yes
Turbo compressor Yes No
Two-door convertible body style Yes No
Two fixed bucket front facing rear seats with zero adjustments Yes No
Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats and rear seats Yes No
ULEV II Emissions No Yes
Universal Garage Door Opener No Yes
Valet Lockout No Yes
Variable Intermittent Windshield Wipers No Yes
Vehicle Anti-Theft Via Alarm and Engine Immobilizer No Yes
Vehicle Stability Control System No Yes
Ventilation system with recirculation setting and micro filter Yes No
Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl Yes No
Voice Activated Controls For Bluetooth(R) Wireless Enabled Devices No Yes
Warning Lights Include Door Ajar, Electrical System, Headlights-On, Key-In-Ignition, Low Fuel, Low Washer Fluid and Oil Pressure No Yes
Weights: curb weight (kg) 1459 and curb weight (lbs) 3217 Yes No
Wind Deflector For Convertibles No Yes
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe Yes No






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