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  All Makes | convertible | Volkswagen | New Beetle Convertible | 2003

2003 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible GL

Anti-Theft & Locks
Audio anti-theft protection: code
Peripheral anti-theft protection
Braking & Traction
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
12v power outlet: front & cargo
Engines & Emissions
Multi-point injection fuel system
1984 cc 2 liters in-line 4 front engine with 82.5 mm bore, 92.8 mm stroke, 10 compression ratio, overhead cam and two valves per cylinder
Fuel economy
Emission control level California
Coefficient of drag: 0.37
55 liter 14.5 gallon main unleaded fuel tank
Unleaded fuel
Entertainment, Communication & Navigation
Manufacturer's own audio system with AM/FM radio and cassette
Ten speakers
Roof antenna
Exterior, Design, Paint & Finish
Gloss paint , black paint , metallic paint
Body color front and rear bumpers
Exterior Lighting
Projector beam lens halogen bulb headlights
Delayed/fade courtesy lights
Day time running lights
Door edge hazard lights
Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
Ventilation system with recirculation setting and micro filter
Air conditioning
External temperature
Door ajar warning
Low fuel level warning
Low washer fluid level warning
Cruise control
Interior, Design, Decor & Floor Covering
Rear ashtray
Floor covering: carpet in load area
Front seats and rear seats cup holders
Floor mats
Interior Lighting
Illuminated entry system
Cargo area light
Front and rear reading lights
Remote Controls & Remote Releases
Remote control remote trunk/hatch release
Remote fuel filler door release
Two height adjustable head restraints on front seats and rear seats
Concealed system convertible rollover protection
Driver and passenger front airbag with occupant sensors
Front side airbag
Bucket driver and passenger seat with height adjustment and - adjustments
Two fixed bucket front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
Door pockets/bins for driver seat and passenger seat
Front seat back storage
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side and passenger side
Cargo capacity: all seats in place (liters): 142 and all seats in place (cu ft): 5
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners
Seating: four seats
Vinyl seat upholstery with additional vinyl
Plastic steering wheel with tilt adjustment and telescopic adjustment
Power steering
Cargo area cover/rear parcel shelf
Full dashboard console , full floor console with open storage box , partial overhead console with covered storage box
Lockable glove compartment
Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , torsion beam rear suspension semi-independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs
Manual five-speed transmission with shift lever on floor
Wheels & Tires
Front and rear tires with 205 mm tire width, 55% tire profile and H tire rating
Fullsize steel rim internal spare wheel
Four-wheel ABS
Front and rear steel wheels with 16 inch rim diam, 6.5 inch rim width and full wheel covers
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
Front-wheel drive
Windows, Mirrors & Wipers
Tinted glass on cabin
Manual softtop convertible roof with glass rear window
Driver and passenger power heated partial-painted door mirrors
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror
Rear view mirror
Rear window with defogger
Remote power locks includes trunk/hatch and includes power windows
Front power windows with two one-touch , rear power windows
Windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
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