I bought a new Beetle as a gift for myself and i really love my car. Its peppy around town and gives me great mileage. I do have some gripes though (interior lighting) and automatic transmission. There are a few other gripes but they arent that serious. I do love the handling and the visibility at nighttime. Overall I love my car but i dont think i would buy one again.
I love the engine (turbo. I also love the styling, looks, moonroof, leather, heated seats, key fob( it looks really cool) and all the options it comes with.
I dislike the automatic transmission( it works to slow with my driving style) there are practically no lights on in the car, NO TRUNK SPACE, so this makes it a non vacation car!=
This car to me is very much not worth
the money. There are way too many
problems with the car as you can read on
the other forums here in edmunds. I
have had mine for four months and
overall am not happy with it. The
automatic transmission is not good at
all - horrible shifting at all the wrong
times. Cruise control is the worst I've
used on any car. At cruseing speed the
engine whines at a most annoying pitch
also. MANY problems with the Beetle and
check engine lights, airbag lights,
power windows not working correctly,
motors on the hatch not working with
many other problems. This is not a one
car problem, so watch what you buy.
I do like the ABS, it works very well so
far and yes, I have had to use it -
twice! The factory MP3 playing CD
player is also good for my use.
Handling of the car and no major
rattling of the interior.
FIX the cruise and the automatic
transmission! Also quality control must
be very bad for so many cars back to
thier delarship withen two months of
purchase. I used to like VWs but now
I'm too scared to try again.
The New VW Beetle is a great car it is
great on gas, quick if u want it to be,
and roomy for 4 people and cargo space.
The beetle can be luxurious and sporty.
Depending on your style. It is great in
the snow, and rain.This vehicle should
be one of the hottest vehicles around!!
This black Beetle was bought just a
couple of months ago and haven't had
any problems with it. I do think that
it needs some more power under the
hood as the 2.0 w/ auto tranny is
rather slugish. I would suggest the
1.8t w/ manual to compensate for the
poor acceleration. I do notice that
it doesn't sound very nice from the
outside, it seems to have a puttering
type sound that def gives away its
lack of performance. The rear hatch
does have a lil rattle or clunk to it
when enetering or leaving the drive
sometimes. Other than that the car is
great. I love the comfort of the
seats. The pump style height and
vintage roller style recling seats
give it a nice ride no matter what
Interior and exterior design.
More power. When compared to the GLI
or more sporty Jettas it's a Dog.