2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Limited Rear Visibility

January 4, 2013

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo

It is not easy backing out of a parking spot in the new Volkswagen Beetle. Not only is the C pillar very thick, but the rear head rest is enormous. The latter might be nice for your rare passenger, but not so good when trying to avoid backing into something or someone. A different design would be wise. Also not helping is our Beetle's lack of a rear-view camera. For $28,000 it should have one.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 13,343 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$140 per month*
* Explanation