2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: iPhone 5 and Android Users SOL?

October 4, 2012

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Yesterday I got my Samsung Galaxy SIII down to gasp! 4 percent. I was hoping our long-term 2012 Volkswagen Beetle offered a way to charge it up. But turns out the glovebox only had an adapter for iPhones. Bah.

Apparently those who need a different sort of adapter can get them from the VW dealer. But then I read that there actually isn't one for Android users. There seem to be contradicting reports. Can anyone confirm? Not that it matters, since this isn't my car. At least those who possess the new iPhone 5 can buy the $29 adapter/$39 cable to hook up their new gadget which comes with a smaller dock connector, compared to the previous 30-pin one. Android users can still connect for sure via Bluetooth.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 5,994 miles

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

$135 per month*
* Explanation