2012 Volkswagen Beetle Long Term Road Test


2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Venting. Or Not

November 16, 2012

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The other day I couldn't figure out why the Beetle's air conditioning seemed so underpowered. I mean, I'm turning it up to 3 and yet I was still hardly getting any cool air on my face.

Could the system really be that weak?

Nope. It just took me awhile to realize that the vent was scrolling back skyward after I'd position it directly at me. So it was blowing the air over my head. 

It's annoying, but not the end of the world because there's another vent on the left side of the dash. We should get it looked at next time the car goes in for service. 

I guess I notice the lack of air more than others on staff because I like it nice and cool inside. 

Maybe I should be living somewhere like Alaska and not California...

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 9,711 miles.

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