2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Review: Still Fun, but No Improvement

2007 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible - Consumer Review

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Still Fun, but No Improvement
By JOE on


2007 Volkswagen New Beetle 2.5 2dr Convertible (2.5L 5cyl 6A)


The '07 Beetle still lacks the charisma of the old Beetle. So? We should expect more for the more money we pay. How about power seats (sit higher, too), locks, mirrors, a better stereo (MP4), free DVD navigation, cool electronics? Eliminate the pillar and rear blind spots. Give it a better trunk lock. How about the top receding into the boot with an automatic tonneau cover or an power hard top? Give it more power. The handling needs work. It has a firm ride, cut the sponginess. Hey, give it better gas mileage, please! Also, give us attractive mirrors.

Best Features

The looks. The ;07 model is better than '06 for the following reasons: the top release doesn't wrench your wrist, it has better steering, faster starts, the engine sounds better (and probably is), it comes in cooler colors, gets better gas mileage, and the knobs and things actually work!

Worst Features

Make everything power. How about a diesel or hybrid convertible? See above. Anyway, it is better than last year.
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