2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: The Nostalgia Is Still There

February 22, 2013

2012 Volkswagen Beetle

A few days ago my mother-in-law came to visit. I had to run some errands, so I took her along in Edmunds' long-term Volkswagen Beetle. She was pretty excited about it and even made a joke about whether we'd have enough room under the "hood" for the stuff we were picking up. Apparently, she and my father-in-law owned an original Beetle back in the early 1970s. Of our car, she said it's still cute and that it certainly rides a lot better than she remembered her old Bug.

The heritage aspect is one of the things I truly like about our car. It greatly eases people into opening up and talking about Beetles and stories in their past, as my mother-in-law showed.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 14,745 miles

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

$140 per month*
* Explanation