2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Do not buy a Beetle!

2006 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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Do not buy a Beetle!
By emily on


2006 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


I bought this car used in Oct.2007 and within a week of buying it, it was in the shop. I have to go to the shop at least once a month, they know me by name now. First I had to replace my radio then my headlights kept burning out and it's just easier for them to change them. Then my backseat came all the way off when I tried to fold it down. My engine light has come on twice now. I'm taking it back in Monday because something is wrong with my transmission, I can't use the triptronic feature and all my gear lights stay on. It died on me for about 1 minute while doing 80 mph on the highway. I definitely won't keep this car past the warranty, probably wont make it another year anyway!

Best Features

Comfy seats, long dash, looks cute, fun to drive when it actually works!

Worst Features

Quality issues! Cup holders still suck, windows still have problems, blind spots are pretty bad, gas mileage not so great
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