Love my bug-but there are a few "bugs" to deal with. She hesitates on acceleration, so you have to be real smooth with applying the gas. She also smells like melted crayons and some research into trying to rid the smell found that many Beetles, Jetta, Things, etc, have this problem. There are a couple possible reasons, the most believable is that VW uses a wax-like lubricant in the framework and when it warms up, the result is a melted crayon smell. It can be overwhelming at times. BUT, all the other good things about a convertible outweigh this-like the ease of handling, smooth comfortable ride, fresh air and sun in your face, cool look, roominess and awesome gas mileage!
2006 Volkswagen Beetlelu who - north carolina10/24/2012
Sales guy went above and beyond
Love driving my new car!
2004 Volkswagen BeetleComputer Geek - Virginia Beach, VA07/02/2007
As a 6'4" tall gentleman I find it hard to sit in most coupes. If there is one thing that can be said about the Beetle, it's plenty big enough for the driver and passenger (the back seat on the other hand... well, it's a bit tight).
The car itself drives and handles well, but mine has been plagued with little problems (all of which have been fixed for free under the warranty). My top froze open, a window stopped working, turn signal stopped working and various lights and sensors have broken.
Apart from that, the car has nice styling and when the top down it's a comfortable ride. But at $24k (new) I'd spend the money elsewhere, or just wait on that convertible you've always wanted.
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