Drive with Impunity - 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Drive with Impunity

December 06, 2012

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I have a friend who says you can "drive with impunity" as long as you don't exceed the speed limit by more than 10 mph. It's all about even numbers and benchmarks. So if the limit is 70 I'll do 77 mph but never 80 or above. On my way back from Las Vegas I selected the digital speedometer in the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle so I could dial the speed in accurately. Then I set the cruise control.

No speeding tickets.

But while I'm on the subject, I don't like the cruise controls for the VW. On the next page is a picture of what I mean.

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Most cars have levers that you nudge up or down to adjust your speed. The Beetle has this silly little switch at the end of the stalk. Also, the on/off switch is finicky and hard to select when you're keeping your eyes on the road.

Philip Reed, Edmunds Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 11,490 miles


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