This is my second New Beetle (I
bought a 98 when they first came out).
What a great car! Between the two (and
there's not much difference beyond the
engine) I have driven it from
Washington to Los Angeles, from Florida
to Nova Scotia, and 92,000 miles
beyond. The New Beetle is par none one
of the most comfy around-town and cross-
country small cars. None of the aching
back and butt you usually get after a
few hours on the road. Well-placed
controls, a full-size spare, and a
Monsoon sound system make for an all
around great experience.
Real drivers will find the turbo well
worth the extra few dollars. The fact
that you can use the cupholders AND the
radio at the same time is nice, too (as
silly as that sounds, that's just not
the case on most compact and sub-
Where is the convertible?!? Sure
it'll kill the Cabrio once the Beetle
goes topless, but you know you'd buy
one (or at least rent it from Budget
for the annual beach trip).
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