2008 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Not what I expected
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2008 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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Not what I expected
By maciosaig on

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2008 Volkswagen New Beetle SE PZEV 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)

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I bought this car for my wife and after buying an 07 Passat and being extremely satisfied with that car I figured Id be just as pleased with the bug. Was I in for a shock I've owned convs in the past so I was away of frame/body flex but this car takes it to new extremes. The handling sucks, power is poor and comfort is great for the driver and front passenger, and my small 3 year just about fits in the back seat. Now there is a rattle in the front end somewhere and the thing is noisy on the highway. For the money they charge these cars should be much more powerful and handle better. I'm not sure how the fit and finish will stand up over the next few years, but I'm not confident

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The retro look and power top

Suggested Improvements

Much more power, better fuel economy, better handling, better build quality, and much lower price-its built in Mexico with super low production costs there is no reason this car should cost this much. I would not recommend this car at all.
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