Frost Warning - 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Frost Warning

January 17, 2013

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

If you don't live in Southern California but have friends who do, you no doubt have had your Facebook newsfeed bombarded by status updates complaining about how collllld it is here lately. East Coasters may make fun of us for not being able to handle anything below 70 degrees but here's photographic proof that it is unusually chilly here.

Driving home in our 2012 Volkswagen Beetle last night, I heard a gentle warning chime. Immediately I looked at the dash for any warning lights. The temperature gauge was flashing and the "39F" had a little snowflake next to it. Don't know if Hollywood was in any danger of frost but it was good to know that even the Beetle thought it was too cold out.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 13,687 miles


  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    Actually, I think we're probably going to make fun of you for automatically assuming we HAVE a Facebook newsfeed. But yeah - we have all been reading the news and waiting for you guys to start with the outside temp reading/heated seats/heated steering wheel posts.

  • TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN AT EDMUNDS!!!!!@!@!!#$!#!@ To help keep the interest into the beetle you guy should do some work to it. Like a tune from ARP, exhaust system, and cold air intake. Would love to see how this beetle runs compared to some other cars in the edmunds fleet!!!! O and the beginning was just to get someones attention.

  • fuguf1sh fuguf1sh Posts:

    That's your California flake detector. It must go off a lot.

  • steve_97 steve_97 Posts:

    The jetta does exactly the same. Its a funny characteristic.

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