Limited Rear Visibility - 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long-Term Road Test
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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


Comments

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    This is why the rear headrests from my '04 Jatta (and the '07 Forester before it) reside in my condo storage room. Any rear seat occupants (very very rare) will have to live with the added risk.

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