2003 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible car review — Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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Volkswagen Beetle Convertible


With the top up, the car maintains the distinct semi-circle profile. The shape preserves generous lending a spacious feel in convertibles. Sharing materials the Audi A4 Cabriolet, the three-layer has an upscale look and contributes to the low noise at speed.

The optional top on our test models lived up to the VW of raising or lowering in 13 seconds. The transformation begins with a manual release at the windshield center and is executed with a button located near the brake. The power windows slightly to prevent binding, and the top folds onto the rear arches like an overstuffed bag. We’re told its acts as a functional spoiler; we it limited rearward visibility and the typical, panoramic views by convertibles. For the New Beetle, this a nostalgic charm and seems a

natural resolution to an engineering but it would not be so easily forgiven on any vehicle.

Relatively quiet on the highway, our cars had minor wind at the A-pillar with the top up, but this was neutralized by the standard 10-speaker with two subwoofers. With the top the optional wind blocker behind the front bucket significantly reduced buffeting, but it limit the usefulness of the rear

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

Tipping the scales at 350 pounds than the coupe, due to the top and structural the convertible offers modest with the base 2.0-liter/115-horse (Volkswagen claims an 11.4 0-60 mph time.) The familiar has been enhanced for the convertible, two balance shafts to reduce and a twin-path intake manifold to the torque band. We noted the five-speed manual shifter and action seem smoother and precise than on previous New The available six-speed Tiptronic ($1175) makes the most of the power with a sport that does invigorate the while earning respectable economy. A 1.8-liter/150-horsepower turbocharged will be offered summer

Proud of its Woodstock roots, adds three 1960s-inspired colors for the convertible: Harvest Mellow Yellow, and Aquarius Not to worry, more traditional are also avaliable. The top is initially in black, with gray and joining the palette later in the year.

Pricing starts at $20,450 for the GL model, with the turbocharged GLS to be $24,100. Offered at a palatable price, this flower-powered offers premium features, overall finish, and high fun

Volkswagen Beetle Convertible

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