2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: The Sunroof Screen

July 02, 2012


If you ordered your car with a sunroof, you probably like the idea of seeing the sun. And in that case, the Beetle's sunroof shade will appeal to you. Like some other long-term cars we've had over the years, it has a screen-style shades for the sunroof. Even when closed, you can still see that there's a big shining light up there.

Personally, I'm not fond of this style of shade. If I'm closing it, it's because I don't want to have the sun showing in the cabin -- at all. I much prefer a solid shade. But as screen shades go, the Beetle's shade does a decent job of reducing light. We've certainly encountered worse.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 2,771 miles

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