Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback

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Back in 1998, some two decades after the last air-cooled, rear-engined VW Beetle buzzed out of a U.S. showroom, it came back. Sort of. Reincarnated as the New Beetle, this new car looked similar to the original but otherwise was a completely different bug. It was basically a Golf platform with a modernized Beetle body atop it. But some things about the New Beetle bugged us, such as the half acre of dash top, the awkward sight lines around the windshield pillars and the skimpy rear passenger/cargo space. Then there was the name itself, which has made for some oxymoronic episodes disguised as used car ads. The 2012 Volkswagen Beetle puts what is now the old New Beetle behind it, and the result is a car that gets more respect from us.

Although we've previously sampled the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo, this time we drove the Beetle 2.5, which should be the volume seller. Though it won't raise the pulse rate of pure-bred car enthusiasts, this is not to say the five-banger Beetle isn't pleasant to drive. It handles itself well on serpentine stretches of asphalt, and provided you select the Sport mode for the automatic transmission, there's ample performance punch. A user-friendly cabin with comfortable seats and a supple ride round out its appeal as a daily driver.

Although the newest Beetle boasts some key improvements that broaden its appeal, we're not about to turn a blind eye to its similarly retro-styled rivals. Those looking for a more engaging drive would be better served by the Mini Cooper Clubman while those looking for maximum space efficiency should check out the Fiat 500, which offers similar rear legroom and maximum cargo space but in a package that's 30 inches shorter. They'll also provide considerably better fuel economy, an advantage of no small consequence these days.

Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback Overview

The Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback is offered in the following styles: 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback w/Sound, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T Turbo PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.0T Turbo PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T Turbo PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T Turbo PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback w/Sound, Nav (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A), PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.0T Turbo PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.0T Turbo 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2.0T Turbo PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.5L PZEV 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.0T Black Turbo Launch Edition 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), 2.5L 2dr Hatchback w/Sunroof, Sound, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 5M), 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition PZEV 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM), and 2.0T White Turbo Launch Edition 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6AM). Pre-owned Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed automatic. The Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback?

Price comparisons for Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 2.5L PZEV is priced between $12,995 and$19,990 with odometer readings between 15819 and79326 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 2.0T Turbo is priced between $15,590 and$18,990 with odometer readings between 30366 and79178 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 2.0T Turbo PZEV is priced between $16,990 and$19,990 with odometer readings between 25185 and64835 miles.
  • The Used 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Hatchback 2.5L is priced between $11,500 and$18,990 with odometer readings between 34813 and118617 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 Volkswagen Beetle?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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