We've had nothing but a fine experience with out VW Beetle. We orginally went shopping for a Mini Cooper, but we fell in love with the VW. The performance and features as well as price were comparable to the Mini, but the available service in the U.S. were the turning point in our decision to go VW and we our so glad we did!
The 2.5 liter, 5 cylinder engine, 4 wheel disc brakes, overall appointments, and how it is so well made.
The Volkswagen Beetle is a great, sporty car. I bought it in Platinum Grey. It has a nice sporty feel and a suprisingly powerful engine for such a small car! The dealership was great, very professional. What an awesome car!
The convertible top. This is a cute car, unlike any other.
The top hit the back head rests. VW of America had to come in twice to fix this issue and it still does not work perfectly. Also, my car's windshild wipers had to be replaced at 10,000 miles. The air conditioning leaks on my feet. The headlight fell out after the second week. The alter light does not register when the top is down and the alarm sounds, 8 out of 10 times.
While other people are choosing BMW's, my husband and I decided it was time for some fun. We are thrilled with our VW purchase. My 6'2" husband is plenty comfortable on short and long rides. The front seating is styled so you do not feel like you are in a compact car. When you put down the top, people can't stop smiling at you. The world is your friend. Now the key - it is much tougher than it looks. I was in an accident where the Beetle got hit from the back while at a stop, by a Bonneville traveling at 40 mph. The Bonneville was totalled. My VW and I drove away with less than $3,000 damage and no injuries. The police could not believe it. This is one sturdy car!
This car has a sturdy design and is built for safety. The front driver / passenger seats have plenty of room for even a tall man. It has a good looking interior and console. This car is responsive with a lot of pick-up. It it truly fun to drive. I like how it has an iPod connection. The huge dashboard is great for drive-in eating. You just look and feel cool when driving it.
The trunk can be hard to close. The rear seating is not made for adults, but you should know that going into it. The gas mileage could be better for a small car. The trunk design is clumsy and small.
I stole this Beetle for $18,000 new! But...the trunk doesn't work and the gas mileage is 14 mpg! Doc's right about the wind tunnel and Meyer about the lack of lumbar support. It has no power seats, no power top, no power mirrors, a bad stereo, plenty of spacious blind spots both in the front and rear, starter problems, noisy brakes, and sloppy shifting. I love its looks and it is fun to drive when it runs. Heck, the $18,000 would make a good down payment on a better car, you know?
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