2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Absolute top fuel economy

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By Ernie Rogers on


2004 Volkswagen New Beetle GLS TDI 2dr Hatchback (1.9L 4cyl Turbodiesel 5M)


Don't believe "experts," EPA on fuel
economy. The TDI outperforms any other
on the highway. My mileage: 52.5
winter, 57.1 summer, at 65 mph. Nobody
can touch that, even a 5-pas. hybrid.
(Except VW Beetle, Jetta, Golf manual
TDIs) I drive 800 miles on one tank,
any day of the year, any place. I
drove Provo, UT to Fresno, CA and
refilled in CA for $25. Eat your heart
out, Prius.

These TDIs have power. Handling is
very smooth. You want something that
needs improvement? Okay, the body
style is just not as good as the old
bug, but not bad for German engineers.
(The original people's car was designed
by Penin Farina, Italian, the best that
ever lived.)

Best Features

The engine and manual transmission-- keep it up, VW. Oh, and nice bud vase comes with this car.

Worst Features

To the factory: Lower the Cd. I can help you with this if you ask.
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