Looking to buy a used Volkswagen Beetle car? Used Car Expert has thousands of used Volkswagen cars for sale from used Volkswagen car dealers and private sellers across the UK.
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Based on a long superceded-Golf chassis and sporting a vase on the dashboard the Beetle is only really recommended if the styling appeals. A core market of repeat buyers means prices are stable.
The engines are contemporary and it's rather a nice place to be on a sunny day. But the Beetle shape compromises practicality.
Diesels cost loads more and are a bit rough for the smooth unhurried nature of the Beetle. 2.0 petrol can be unreliable. The best choice is the V5 if you can find one.
On a specialist car like this it's best to buy from a specialist and take the car that's closest to the one you want.
Pay around £4000 for an 8 year old V5 model but make sure you fully check the hood before you buy.
Depreciation is likely to be steady on these cars and highly affected by specification and mileage. There is no best time to buy.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Volkswagen Beetle you would aim to buy a 4 year old and sell it before it is 5 years old.
Diesel Volkswagen Beetle cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Diesel Volkswagen Beetle cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Diesel Volkswagen Beetle cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.