2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle: Throw Me a Curve

July 12, 2012


I like a car that feels confident going round a curve. For me the joy of driving comes in the twisties.

I'm very pleased when I drive our 2012 Beetle. It can really handle a bend in the road. Its low and wide stance keep it stable. Its Independent MacPherson struts and rear independent 4-link suspension help her stand up even in the tightest turns.

Combine that with a turbocharged 200-horsepower engine and 207 lb-ft of torque at only 1,700 rpm and you're laughing.

I know many people don't like the flat-bottom steering wheel but I think it adds to my enjoyment. And you can still get a Beetle with a manual transmission.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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

$140 per month*
* Explanation