This is my second VW New Beetle. I bought a convertible this time around. I've had my first New Beetle since 1999 and it is still going strong. It's such a joy to drive and so easy to park. My daughter is driving it now in college, so I purchased another one for myself in January. I'll have to wait until spring to put the top down. The New Beetle is fun and cute, but it is not a luxury car. I definitely feel and hear the road, but I also feel like I'm in control and that I'm driving a sports car. My husband and son are both well over 6 feet tall and they have plenty of head and leg room. Amazingly, there's plenty of storage room with the back seat down in my first New Beetle; not so in the convertible, though. Overall, I'm very pleased.
This was a good value for the money. It had just over 10,000 miles on it and is loaded. It has every option we could need except for Homelink and Navigation. A spare clicker and Waze met those needs. The car is fun to to drive and the Turbo Charged 2.0 L has plenty of power. If you are not careful when starting off, you can easily spin the tires. We traded another popular 2 seater convertible for this one and while we did not sacrifice the fun factor, we gained in the "comfort" factor. We are averaging in the mid 20's on miles per gallon for city.
Sporty, fun, classic!
2012 Volkswagen BeetleAn Ceitean - Colorado Springs, CO11/30/2016
Plenty of room in the cargo area. Lots of legroom for the 6ft and above club (just don't expect four of us to fit all at once!) Power! I have the manual transmission, shifting from 2nd to 3rd is not fluid until you get used to the rpm transfer. Great gas mileage, drives like a dream overall. I've had plenty of vehicles and this tops my list of sedan/ hatchbacks!
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