Turbo Charged Engine, Leatherette Seats, Front Seat Heaters, Cruise Control, Auxiliary Audio Input, Rear Spoiler
4 Cylinders, 2WD, 1.8L Engine, Automatic Transmission, 35K Miles, White/Black
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 purchased a VW Beetle Turbo S from CarMax in 2005 (7 years ago) and not only do I still own it; this bug still puts a smile on my face after a drive on a mountain road. I have not had any issues with my bug other than a couple of cosmetic items (cracked turn signal light from a rock and the odd rock chip) The exterior styling, with different front & rear valances, sets the S apart from regular bugs. The interior looks like new with the black & grey leather seats that feel & sit great. Even the back seat's bucket style sets it apart from the regular bug. The 1.8 turbo with the 6 speed manual are a great combo of power and fuel economy. I get 31 MPG if I drive like an adult, which is hard to do in this car. Word of advise; I followed the maintenance schedule to the letter which helped keep my bug & me happy. Only 5000 Turbo S's were built per year from 2002-05 so if you can find a good one; BUY IT!
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.