VW Beetle Fender Edition test drive.
My test cat this week was the Fender Edition VW Beetle.
cloth/leather upholstery and of course, that Fender Guitar looking dash. Plus
Bi-Xenon headlights with LED DRLs.
Mine was a Turbo so it has the rear spoiler.
I saw it years ago at a consumer clinic. But it has grown on me since. And do
really appreciate it now.
The main difference inside is the Fender looking dash.
But in real life it is really nice. And works very well with the black
challenging. Often not responding to my commands. Going back to the main menu.
Playing the wrong song etc…
loose and disconnect my phone. So when it was working, the sound would be
really distorted about 50 % of the time.
frustrating system I have ever used…
Another annoying item was the sunroof. Which was impossible
to open all the way. A problem I had before with the Beetle. And the
instructions in the manual don’t really help. I was never able to properly
“reset” the sunroof. (Which shouldn’t be needed in the 1st place)
feels very solid.
test car was just a bit over $30 000 ) Like power seats, climate control or a
back up camera. (That last item will be available for 2014 models) And how
about Auto Headlights?
from the smoothest around, the 2.0 Liter Turbo sounds almost OK to me now. (A newer
version is also coming up)
in normal position for regular driving. But it is best when used as a “fake
manual”. As the S mode can still be too abrupt. (Although downshifting from 3rd
to 2nd always took forever, for some weird reason.)
at 22/30. I was not really able to get much more than 19 in the City. But got
models. But it doesn’t really offer that much more when compared to the “regular”
Beetle with the Sound/Sunroof option.
looking for something a little
Liter engine has been revised. So it could be a bit smoother, maybe?
Turbo, which could be quite nice.