Still Fun Doing the Mundane - 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Still Fun Doing the Mundane

May 29, 2012


I didn't really get to do anything fun with our 2012 Volkswagen Beetle considering it was a long, glorious holiday weekend. No beachside cruising or mountain touring. But even then, for just driving through holiday traffic and running errands around town, I enjoyed my stint behind its wheel.

Lots of smooth power, zippy handling and it makes me smile whenever I walk up to it sitting there waiting for me. It's a great motivator for getting off the couch. "Sure, I'll go and grab you a sandwich, friendo." "You want to meet clear across the other side of town for brunch? OK!"

And since it was an especially hot one this weekend, I really appreciated how efficiently the climate controls cooled down the cabin. Sure, the sunroof has an interior sliding cover made out of mesh but even with sunlight shining through that didn't seem to heat up the cabin too much.

So far I like this car a lot.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 1,689 miles

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