The Volkswagen Beetle is A Surprisingly Great Used Vehicle

You probably don’t look twice when you see a Volkswagen Beetle, but VW enthusiasts know just how much heritage these cars have. In fact, Beetle owners are usually pretty proud of their cars, and some can even be found affectionately modified. There are a lot of reasons why a used VW Beetle is a good car for any driver.

The Volkswagen Beetle

There are several generations of Volkswagen Beetle to pick from if you’re searching the used car market. If you like the look of antique cars but don’t want to pay a high price for a collector car, the Beetle is an obvious choice. If you like a little bit of performance, the turbo Beetle might pleasantly surprise you. Because they are smaller vehicles, they get decent fuel economy, making them a good option for a daily driver or commuter car, and they are inexpensive to buy and repair, also making them a good choice for a first car.

A pair of 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Editions on display in a parking lot
Two 2019 VW Beetle Final Editions on display | Photo via Volkswagen

Practical and reliable

The Volkswagen Beetle is practical no matter how old you buy them, and with the added bonus of reliability, these cars can take you hundreds of thousands of miles. In fact, you don’t have to take our word for it, as there are plenty of old and even antique VW Beetles on the used car market from many years ago, some with high mileage. Find so many years of the car still on the road today fills us with confidence that these cars will go the distance.

Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen Beetle | Volkswagen AG/Getty Images

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Surprisingly spacious

For such a small car, the Volkswagen Beetle is surprisingly spacious. Newer years have back seats that are actually comfortable enough to be practical, unlike some other coupes that claim to have usable back seat space. They even have enough room in the trunk — or, in older generations, the frunk — to get groceries or hold your gym bag. For such a small car that’s easy to find parking for, it is astonishing how much space these cars have hiding inside.

Vintage Volkswagen Beetle cars are seen parked during a rally held as part of the 23rd anniversary of “World Wide VW Beetle Day”, in Bangalore | MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP, Getty Images

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It is easy to see why so many people like the Volkswagen Beetle, and although they will eventually be a thing of the past, the used vehicle is versatile and stylish. If you’re looking for a used car that has a lot to offer without costing an arm and a leg, the VW Beetle is a great option.