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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

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VW=excellence!!!!!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jsonaday
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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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this car is the best ive owned.! great amount of power from the 2.5 5cyl. it can be small at times but remember...its a coupe convertible...no car will be big in the back. i hav not had to replace anything except for the brake pads but its the first time for that and i hav and its got 35k miles on it


Best Features

convertible top!!! engine is the best! great looking. Vw really takes care of ur car nicely


Worst Features

monsoon sound system sucks... maybe still make a 2.0T or 1.8T. would be sick if a 6cyl would be available


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My experience...
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By mystry
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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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This was my dream car, but it's expensive.
I bought the car new in 07 and have loved it, but it gets a lot of small quirks that add up.
I am on my 3rd radio b/c the buttons wear down, a battery costs $195 b/c auto shops will not install it you must go to the dealer, the door panels eventully wear down, and indicator lights are always coming on.
I spend more time at dealerships and more money on this car than any other car i've ever owned.
I've not had as much trouble as some of these reviews, but i've had enough that my dream car is getting traded....
I am tired of spending money on a car that is paid for with less than 100K miles on it.
PS, expect to get about 330 miles to a tank.


Best Features

Like I said, this was my dream car and I am glad I had it. It handles great, and is so much fun to drive. Tuns and stops on a dime. Top is easy to use, and i've not had any trouble with it. I love the XM radio and ipod jack. Strong leather that is still in great shape. The heated seats are nice, but I live in FL so don't need them too often.


Worst Features

If I could change the car I would put a dimmer on the rear view mirror, make it more durable so it does not always have technical difficulties, make the running boards stronger, the dealership bent mine during an oil change. I think that it, I love the car but it's costing me too much time in repairs.


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Surprising little car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By powerdriver82
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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 PZEV 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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Recently purchased this car used for my girlfriend, not exactly my style though i am a devoted fan of german engineering. As much as the exterior designing has just never appealed to me, this car continuously surprises me. The 5-cyl engine is peppy when you need it to be, yet quite fuel efficient when just cruising along. I find i'm regularly able to keep up with my friends Jetta 1.8T which most people just wouldn't expect. Excellent 8 spkr stereo, convenient mp3 input jack, power convertible top moves quickly and easily, heat warms up quickly, a/c cools down equally as fast, amazingly smooth drive, nimble handling. Really the only complaint i have is the body styling. Just not my bag there


Worst Features

I would say the body styling but it kinda defeats the purpose of it being a beetle, other than that, VW...please just continue doing what you do, produce a fun to drive reliable vehicle


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No Problems for us
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Rochestervwowner
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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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My wife purchased this for her summer car and we garage it from November thru April. The only problem we have had was a stuck spring on the passenger seat, and that was probably from my nephew slamming the seat back to hard. Covered by warranty, no questions asked. Otherwise, the car has been a joy to own. The oil changes are 20.00 more expensive than usual. No big deal. Liked it so much we bought a Passat, which has been equally great. I was surprised to read all the comments about problems with this car as we have had none.


Best Features

5 Cylinder engine in Sport mode really moves. Satellite radio. Great handling. V-Tex seat upholstery easy to clean. Seeing my wife and 11 yo daughter rolling up to the house with huge smiles!


Worst Features

Car is really perfect for our needs.


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Avoid like the Plague
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By harold
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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


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You may think it's cute, but dont let that exterior fool you, this thing is an engineering nightmare. 2 headlights burn out quickly in under 2 years, rear brake light in 1 year, ALL four windows get stuck or regulartor breaks, 5 visits to fix the convertible stop getting stuck, lots of issues with convertible cords breaking and snapping.


Best Features

cute with the top down


Worst Features

the whole thing needs to be scrapped


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