New Beetle convertible review coming up.

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I test drove the new Beetle a few years ago.
It had, back then, a 2.0 Liter engine with a 6 speed auto.
Now the engine is a 2.5 Liter with the same 6 speed auto.

I remember really liking the car. And the lack of power really didn’t bother me that much in that kind of car.
The mileage wasn’t good for a small car, I averaged about 20 mpg. Not good for a 2.0 Liter engine.

I did test drive the new Jetta with the same 2.5 Liter engine, and didn’t really like it. So I was expecting the worse.
But so far, I am pretty amazed how smooth and quiet the engine is in the new Beetle. And there is really plenty of power for the car.

I will be driving this for a couple of weeks, so if anyone has any questions….

More later, including plenty of pictures and videos.

Conversation 5 comments

  1. can you fit in the backseat (or do you think someone six feet tall could) and how is the rear visibility with the top up? also, does the visibility bother you when the top is down?

    thanks vince

  2. I’ll do that, thanks.

    So far I really like driving the Beetle.
    Smooth, firm ride(not harsh), solid, and it looks great.
    And no rattles.
    A more solid ride than the G6.

  3. Is the gas mileage any better? If the new engine doesn’t get good gas mileage then the car will not sell.

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