What used Volkswagen Beetle sports will I get for my budget?
Prices for an early 2013 Beetle Cabriolet start at around £10,000. Increase your budget to £12,000 and you should find a decent 2014 or 2015 Beetle in either design or sport guise with 40,000 miles or less on it. A two-year-old 1.4 design with under 30,000 miles is around £15,000.
How much does it cost to run a Volkswagen Beetle sports?
A used Beetle Cabriolet shouldn’t cost you too much to run provided you stick with one of the smaller engines. The 1.2-litre petrol has an official NEDC figure of 46.3mpg and £155 tax, while the 1.4 gets 41.5mpg and costs £195. You'll have to pay for the additional performance of the 2.0-litre petrol, though. Its 37.2mpg thirst and £250 annual road fund fees make it the most costly Beetle to run.
If you plan on doing lots of motorway driving, you’ll want the 1.6-litre diesel for its 62.8mpg economy and minimal £30 road tax. The more powerful 2.0-litre diesel is still pretty frugal at 55.4mpg and costs £140. Any Beetle registered after 1 April 2017 will set you back £140 in road tax no matter which engine you go for.
Volkswagen servicing costs are reasonable and you can even take advantage of fixed-price servicing on cars that are three years or older.