2005 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual Consumer Review - Cute, but Little Power
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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS Convertible (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Cute, but Little Power
By amattke on

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2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 2dr Convertible (2.0L 4cyl 5M)

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My dream car is a Porsche 911, but circumstances require that I get something else in the meantime. The bug is very cute, and will eventually move fast, but the lower gears are slow off the line. Mine has the Tiptronic automatic transmission like the Porsche, which allows shifting manually. The gear throw isn't as satisfying, but I like having the ability. It looks slow even when cruising at 80 mph, but I suppose that isn't a bad thing if there is a patrolman nearby. It is surprisingly comfortable. I smile every time I open the garage door and see it there smiling back at me - it's just charming. There is a reason that so many cartoon cars look like Beetles.

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I wish that mine had the more powerful engine that is available on 2006 model. I bought mine used, so I didn't have the option.
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