2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test


2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Cruising With the Sharks

August 21, 2012

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A VW Beetle, of sorts, recently guest starred on the Discovery channel's Shark Week. After fashioning a skeletal Beetle, the lads took it underwater and played chicken with the sharks. Not recommended. The amphibious bug might look like a diving cage, but the large roof and windshield openings look big enough for "Jaws" and his mates to grab a quick snack if the mood strikes.

Still, this is an impressive feat of engineering, and some of the details (such as having headlights/taillights and the "floating" VW emblems) are clever too. Of course, I'd still rather have Bond's submersible Lotus Esprit -- it looks cooler, packs missiles and wouldn't require a dive suit...

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle in VA is:

$140 per month*
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