Re-upping - 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Re-upping

February 6, 2013

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

Among the modern new car features that I can't live without, satellite radio ranks high on the list. I love all kinds of music and hate commercials and yammering, self-absorbed DJs, so satellite radio is up there with heated seats and Bluetooth in my book. Such is my disdain for standard radio that when I drive my personal car ('98 Mustang Cobra) the stock system is usually rocking a CD (remember those?)

So when our Beetle's Sirius subscription recently expired, I sent a reminder to keeper of the keys Mike Schmidt to re-up. He did in short order and once again the Beetle is bouncing to E Street, Classic Rewind, 1st Wave and Soul Town. The enjoyment sat radio adds to the daily grind and occasional road trip more than justifies its cost, which on a weekly basis is about equal to a fancy coffee shop beverage.

John DiPietro, Automotive Editor @ 14,075 miles


  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    It's been a couple years since I gave up sat radio, but when I had it there was no shortage of self-absorbed DJs. Has that improved lately?

  • agentorange agentorange Posts:

    Here's an idea, drive with the radio off. That's funny. A big crowd with a tar boiler and feathers just appeared outside....

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    @agentorange: My father almost never had the radio on except to briefly check on a traffic situation if needed. I didn't like it as a kid, but now I catch myself doing it... Funny how those things work.

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