Second vehicle and probably the last. Bought a Volvo first, then the Beatle. While the concept is great, the work force is even better! The missing link to all this is the cars themselves. Both turned out to be complete lemons. Great idea, great people, poor product.
I love driving my bug, for the most part. It is small and compact, so if you are coming from a car or SUV it will take getting used to the smaller quarters, but it scoots around town easily, fits into parking spots easily and is economical on gas! The cons: driving a stick shift in bumper to bumper traffic is the pits and since I have the convertible, there is a blind spot for me when trying to back out of parking spaces or make left turns from forked roads. If you have kids and need space of car seats, this is not the car for you. But, if you love the drive a sporty car to scoot around town this is a fantastic, reliable car!
I always loved the Bettle retro design and the quality of VW interior. I drove golf and passat station wagon for the last 15 years. So I went for the Beetle this time. I am greatly disappointed! If you are short and with small feet (61/2, not that small!) you will have hard time adjusting to the break and gas pedals. Shifting to break takes longer, as the break is further to the left and is very high comparing to the gas pedal. Since I am 5'3" i struggle to have comfortable position in a deep seat, and reach to pedals in the same time. I have to drive with the pillow behind my back!! And I don't see well out of the car! Review mirrors are designed to be pretty but they are too big and they blocked my view on several occasions.
Well into its fourth decade of production, the compact Volkswagen Beetle is one of the best-selling cars in automotive history. The Volkswagen Beetle is a compact four-door sedan built to appeal to commuters who seek versatility over style. Now in its 11th generation, the Beetle has a bolder design, but still keeps to its traditional roots.
The Volkswagen Beetle was a worldwide icon. When it was originally introduced, not many vehicles were sold - now, the Beetle has emerged as one of the best-selling vehicles in the world. Though the Beetle has not changed often over the years, it's interesting to note that the newest Volkswagen Beetle models have a slightly larger frame; it is longer, wider, and lower than the previous generation.
Due to the recent Volkswagen Beetle's larger frame, the interior is roomier than is expected, especially in the back seat. However, the Beetle's driving experience largely depends on the engine chosen. The base cylinder is respectably powerful, but has unremarkable fuel economy. More expansive engines seen on higher trims offer significant power, refinement, and fuel efficiency that the greatly benefits the Beetle's day-to-day drive.
Over the years, the Volkswagen Beetle's design has evolved from its functionality-driven roots to having a sharper look in recent models. With its iconic style, bright exterior, and nostalgic appeal, the Beetle will always stand apart.
The Volkswagen Beetle hatchback is offered in four main trim levels: the base trim, the R-Line, the diesel-powered TDI, and GSR. Volkswagen offers a 2.5L four-cylinder engine in its base trim, with a 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder engine on higher trims. Modern Beetle base models are equipped with a range of features typically expected in today's vehicles, such as Bluetooth, eight-speaker sound system, and keyless entry. Major feature options include a sunroof, touchscreen navigation system, and rearview camera.