2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test


2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Fun To Own

February 15, 2013

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

You hear a lot about cars that are "fun to drive." I'd say our 2012 Volkswagen Beetle partially qualifies for that statement, largely because of its turbocharged engine. But unquestionable in my mind is this: it'd be fun to own.

The Beetle provides a sense of flair that you just don't get with many cars these days. Of course, there's the iconic styling that's obviously Beetle but nicely modernized for today's world. But there are little touches, too, including the thin-rimmed steering wheel, the upright windscreen, the double glove boxes and the ability to customize through different wheels and graphics. Drive it and you know you're not in a car that's only about getting from point A to point B.

Sure, the Beetle's not for everybody. But if you're looking for an affordable small car that will make you smile every time you see it in your garage or take it out for a night on the town, the Beetle would be a great choice.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 14,565 miles

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