I have had VW bugs, both sedans and
conv. over the years-
a. 56 bug
b. 62 bug
c. 64 bug conv.
d. 71 Ghia conv.
e. 78 Super bug conv.
I just wanted another, never had a new
one; but this time I wanted lots of
features and comfort with thew VW bug
Everyone in the the whole neighborhood
wanted rides in it- they still do!
Overall looks; turbo power; "Bug"
mystique; room for flower vase; brakes
The many features that are "standard"
Seat belt handling a bit awkward.
Rear viewing device other than mirror.
Rear warning device to others.
I actually have a 2005 Beetle Conv. I
was hit from the rear by an SUV doing @
40-45 mph. I was at a stop. The impact
pushed me into & under the Ford F150 in
front of me, and pushed us both through
the intersection. My air bag deployed
and my rear seat roll over protection
deployed. My car was a total loss at an
estimate in excess of $21,000. I bought
It is sooo much fun to drive. I love to
see the kids 'punch-buggy' each other
as I go by. I love the turbo. It drives
like you are gliding on air.
The only thing I would change is I
would put a little finger space on the
trunk to make it easier to lift open
after hitting the trunk release.
When the New Beetle Hatchback came out
in 1998, I knew that I wanted have one
as my very own. But once the word was
out about the Convertible I had to get
it instead. I own a Sundown Orange one
w/black-grey interior....which was
very hard to get (limited availibity
in NJ) and I absoultely love it! Great
handling, quiet smooth ride, love the
blue and red dash...rear seats are
more spacious than I thought. Trunk
space is a little disappointing, but
the head room and "open" feel of the
interior makes up for it. It's almost
like a clown car...looks so small
outside, but once inside you feel so
comfortable. My tallest friends (at
around 6'2") fit without any trouble.
Limited glove box storage....
exterior color, blue/red dash, great
gas milage, soft top latch and switch
makes it very easy to lower/raise
roof; intergrated blinker signals in
Hook-up for iPod, cellphone. Standard
CD-cassette indash stereo , better
interior lighting system (light off of
rear-view mirror is limited); easier
adjusting air/heating vents to control
air flow; folding rear seat
So far so good. I have had a few
interior issues ie: Window sensor
briken after first mont, passenger
side reare seat handle broke off after
little use but dealer very easy to
deal with and issues not large enough
to upset me. Get more people stopping
me and talking about my car. Even my
husband loves to drive :)
Convertible top, stereo system loud
and powerful from factory, color
scheme and all around fun to drive
better cup holders, bigger engine
maybe, factory tint