2005 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Good clean Bug fun

2005 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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GLS 1.8T Convertible (1.8L 4-cyl. Turbo 5-speed Manual)

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Good clean Bug fun
By T.Eichelberger on


2005 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS 1.8T 2dr Convertible (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


Great style with ample performance gives the Convertable Turbo Bug from Volkswagen a summer experience that is to be enjoyed. It seems that the rigidity of the frame in all convertibles suffer with the removal of the top, and this car is no different. Volkswagen has done an adequate job in reducing body shake vibration and bounce over rough roads without the "handbasket hoop" on other chop top models, but it would be nice if they could go the added yard to bring it up into the M.B. & BMW levels. I still feel that its style is still fresh from its most recient retro makeover and like the fit and finish of the interior and exterior. I find the car a pleasure to own.

Best Features

Great style!!! Good fit and finish throughout the car with very good feeling interior materials. Safety items such as the active roll over headrests in the back seat and side impact bags. Being able to see the stars. Ultra Low Emmision engine with good milage in real world driving.

Worst Features

Would like to see and feel a more stiff mono tub.
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