2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: My wife loves it but I don't

2006 Volkswagen New Beetle - Consumer Review

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


My wife is totally happy with the car. It is a reincarnate of her '69 convertible. I find the gas mileage to be low (only 22 mpg AFTER they fixed the transmission. It was way lower) and lots of quality control issues; they left the suspension blocking in when they prepped the car, there was no heat when stopped at stop lights due to improperly filled radiator (my wife that this was normal for a Beetle), the roof boot does not snap into place, the transmission shift computer failed, and if you look at the paint wrong, it scratches. It is powerful and comfortable, and does have a distinctive style. My wife loves the car. The 10K checkup is Monday and that will be $300 for an oil change!

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Better gas mileage, improved qualty control.
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