Bought this 2009 in 2010. Great price. 30 miles on it. Fast enough in a retro sort of way. Good gas mileage. Nice smooth auto with triptronic shifting. This is my 3rd new beetle. My first was a 2001 new beetle turbo and the other was a 2003 new beetle turbo s. Loved every one of them. This being the best as a drop top. Smooth, fun, and easy handling. Certainly this is not a sports car but never claims to be.
Extremely easy droptop. Smooth engine/transmission. Great monsoon stereo. Unique design.
My bride wanted a convertible, and was about to graduate with a Doctorate of Ministry at 60+. we're both over 6', and we both needed a fun ride. I drove professionally for VW & Porsche in my college days while studying engineering, so I know my vehicles. If you want folks to smile when they see you, and enjoy comfort, reliability, and just plain fun while out get the convert. As a former QC puke, I can find no problems with finish nor performance. My straight laced bride goes nuts driving the car because it's so much fun. So 2 can't fit in the back, so what? So it doesn't have a huge trunk.. so what? It has everything that two old folks needed and more. Try it, you'll like it
Head/Leg Room for front seats, visibility, ease of top operation, and comfort! But most of all everyone smiles when they see you. it's nice!!
VW blew it when they didn't provide the diesel as an option. Too late now boys. But think about it in the future.
Beetle review This is not just the same beetle of the nineties it has all the retro style of other models, round and economic but the factory options have changed to meet the luster of a modern day Cadillac. I used my brother car to travel to Boston last year and I thought it exceeded the power and comfort of any beetle before its time. My brother has own beetles since the very beginning and I have shared the excitement with permission. AJH
. Yes, it has all of the extras, like convertible roof and heated seats but I really enjoy the style and retro feel of the frame and suspension. This car is also one of the best cars to get attention at McDonalds, I mean McDonalds has been the destination for hungry beetle owns since the very first
I owned 2 bugs back in the 70's in California. Wow, has the bug changed! This car is a joy to drive. I don't feel like I am sitting lower than other cars. I also have a truck and thought that the change to a bug would leave me feeling "low!" Not the case. I put the top down and my 100 pound mutt and my 150 pound St. Bernard go for a drive. Plenty of room for us all.
I love the color. Red with tan rag top and tan seats. Love the heated seats.
The center arm rest needs work. I keep it up because if I lean on it just a little bit it tends to fall down. Not very sturdy.
I bought this car for my final years to enjoy the feel of my youth once again. It was all it crack up to be. I received it in June 09 and have had nothing but 3 months of sheer pleasure with the top down & the wind in my hair. It has plenty of pep with 6 speed tranny plus sport shift. The leather seats are very comfortable, there is plenty of room up front. A/c is great and the heater & heated seats very toasty.
easy top down,leather seats, engine power,body style,6 speed tranny,fun car to drive roomy small car.
larger sun visor,tinted windows,dashboard dials easier to see & read,very hard to see in daytime, not enough illumination at night.