I compared the New Beetle TDI with the
Mini Cooper. The Beetle won out as to
ride, handling, and economy. The panel
instrumentation was also better. What
won us over was the ease of getting the
Beetle it serviced. The dealer also
gave a deal on oil changes that was
less than Jiffy Lube quoted for 100K
I wish the low fuel light didn't come
on with 125 miles left on the tank
Fuel milage exceeds the 42/49 about
projected. I drove the bug on a 1500
mile round trip and got 51 miles to the
gal at 75 mph. I get 47 in mixed
I wish I had the ESP option.
The radio is very good.
Change fuel warning light to reflect
the Diesel added range over the gas
model. Don't get the light grey seats.
They stain too easy.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.