It comes with 19-inch alloy wheels standard and an optional panoramic moonroof and rear spoiler. Coupe or convertible, the Beetle chassis is rigid and the body solid, with subframes front and rear, supporting the suspensions. The coupe's trunk has a spacious 15. Also, the Beetle Fender Edition, a special trim package presented in cooperation with the iconic electric-guitar maker, is currently available through dealer order. For 2013, Beetle convertible joins the lineup. My hair barely moved while driving along the windy coast, and it was easy to keep a conversation going.
Pressing and holding a button at the top of the windshield lowers the top in a quick 9. Convertibles are all about open air motoring and style, something thee Beetle, despite all of its flaws, still has in spades. The 2013 Beetle seats five with two front bucket seats and a folding rear bench. With the top up, the cabin is surprisingly quiet, with wind and road noise non-existent. Bottom line: The previous Beetle convertible was a little too cute for real men. But a sea of cheap, black plastics greets elbows and forearms elsewhere, and the car's flimsy climate controls recall the cost-cut Jetta's.
The hatchback and fold-down rear seats create huge cargo space, and the convertible offers open-air fun for four. The automatic did not wow us. I purchased white wall tires for my Beetle and it looks fantastic!!! The freeway ride in the base coupe doesn't suffer for the torsion beam. As expected there are a number of different petrol and diesel engines to choose from. Still, the Turbo is a worthy upgrade to the Beetle Convertible's standard 170 horsepower 2. Accelerating was quick without being jerky, steering was responsive but not jarring, and braking was simultaneously fast without whiplashing you.
It snaps off pretty quick shifts, and when pushed hard in the Turbo, lets out a cool little rasp between gears. The low roofline hurts sightlines out front, and the tiny rear window — most of which is obstructed by two massive head restraints in back — leaves too much traffic to the imagination. Best of all, it's strong enough to open or close at speeds of up to 31 mph, meaning none of those raindrops need actually hit you. Vehicle Description and Trim We drove the Beetle 2. The rear gate is massive. It feels like a capsule inside than it did before. Instead, drivers can shift manually by moving the gearshift side to side, which is better than nothing, but it won't inspire boy racers.
There isn't a loser among the Beetle's three engines, though the 2. What Others are Saying About the Car? We appreciated a number of features where the bug shines, but a few flaws make us wary of the long-term investment in buying one. Remedy Volkswagen will notify owners, and replace the control modules, free of charge. For the fixed-roof cars we have previously tested, a got to 60 mph in 8. All three models offer a descent ride, and the 200-hp four-cylinder offers more acceleration. It features a smart design that folds and stows away out of the way in a slot at the top of the turnk.
The oil-burner can also return better than 40 mpg on the highway and nearly 30 mpg in the city. The rear glass window is heated to repel frost. Consequently, changing lanes can be tricky in heavy traffic. Keeping the Look A few inches wider and 7. It is loaded with technology features from the optional navigation system to climate control. And that does bring me on to the Beetle's downsides.
Acceleration is considerably snappier, with 0 to 60 mph arriving in about 6. The five-seater still uses the two front bucket seats and the folding rear and is a bit roomier than past models. The center arm-rest is ok but could be more adjustable. We armed ourselves with a sporty Turbo cabriolet to give the Bug its best shot. But it's not so roomy in the rear, with just 31. Send Kelsey an Hide full review.
We had a blast tooling about Los Angeles topless. A sunroof break during vehicle operation also increases the risk of driver distraction and a resulting vehicle crash. It makes for safe driving. There's plenty of different specs to suit all tastes and budgets, but thankfully this one that we are in today has head turning looks for the right reasons and has managed to impress us at CarBuyer. The glass sunroofs in the affected vehicles may break when the vehicles are operated over a hard road surface or strike a pothole. Our tester's optional six-speed dual-clutch automatic can downshift two gears at once when you prod the accelerator, but it waits too long to do just that, and it sometimes lurches getting back into 1st gear as you come to a stop.
Show full review People will cozy up to the redesigned Volkswagen Beetle convertible for the same reason they like Furbies, pugs and YouTube toddlers: It's cute. You will also get 300k out of this baby with proper maintenance. Keeping the Look A few inches wider and 7. This transversely mounted, cast-iron block engine makes 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen is recalling certain model year 2011-2013 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 1, 2010, to November 30, 2012, and 2012-2013 Beetle vehicles manufactured March 1, 2011, to July 31, 2013. Which way to the beach? Star Star Star No-Star No-Star The combines many of the features which have made it one of the more iconic cars still on the road with a range of more modern design, performance, and technology upgrades.
Like all coupes that become convertibles, the Beetle's body shell required stiffening to compensate for the loss of its roof structure, and the design team's structural compensatory measures show to good effect. One issue we encountered was a rear right window that got stuck in the rolled-down position. The small spoiler on the rear plays up to its cheeky and playful side, too. I never fell for the guttural exhaust note, which sounds like it's doing an impression of the five-banger's moan. Front legroom is plentiful, and with the Beetle's standard tilt-telescope steering wheel, drivers of all sizes can fit with no problem.