2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Fun, but...

2006 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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Fun, but...
By beachbum66 on


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


Very fun car to drive, but consistent reliability and quality control issues throughout. This is also a very expensive car to get serviced and repaired. Ours stranded us (wouldn't start) several times due to a problem with the theft control system which was eventually fixed via a recall. Also had problems with the headlights , window motor and convertible top which resulted in repeated returns to the dealership and the car being off the road multiple days. Car is also exceedingly susceptible to dings. It is a fun car, but its reliability issues and extreme service costs really detract from the overall satisfaction with the vehicle.

Best Features

Great handling, good acceleration and great fun.

Worst Features

Quality control and VW needs to make its dealer services less expensive!
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