2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Instead of a Door Bin

November 07, 2012


I was skeptical about the real-world utility of the "door bins" in our 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo before my New Mexico road trip.

They're not bins at all, but relatively shallow and narrow trays with a wide elastic/spandexy strap to hold stuff in. During 1,800+ miles, I only found a couple uses for them: (1) They're good for holding folded pieces of paper -- maps, printed trip itineraries, stuff like that. (2) They're good for holding my pump-style bottle of hand sanitizer*, which I can then dispense into my hand without removing it from the "bin."

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 9,121 miles

*Am I a germ freak? Absolutely. And on a long road trip, this stuff is a sanity saver when you're repeatedly pumping gas and visiting rest stops that don't provide soap.

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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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