2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Auto Review — Volkswagen New Beetle

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2010 Volkswagen New Beetle

chance to buy a new New Beetle

Todd on 03.12.2010

Few cars command the following of Volkswagen Beetle. up to a gas pump in one and you’ll find everyone seems to have a about a Bug, a story is usually told with a smile.


The New Beetle has offered with a variety of options over the years. choices have included a of economical gasoline engines a 1.8-liter turbocharged four and VW’s thrifty TDI (Turbo Injection) diesel. Transmission over the years have a five-speed manual, four-speed and more recently, Volkswagen’s dual clutch Tiptronic that allows very manual shifting.

Our test car was equipped with the manual. Clutch engagement has a feel and is easy to get used to, the shifter makes it easy to the right cog. Interestingly, the Tiptronic six-speed automatic scores a little better in the EPS economy highway test Both transmissions are rated at 20 mpg in the with the manual offering 28 mpg on the and Tiptronic automatic posting 29 mpg on the We found the manual numbers to be low unless the New Beetle is driven hard. Normal driving mid-to-upper twenties, with highway cruising delivering 32 mpg or

One thing that takes getting used to in the New Beetle is the picture when behind the The short sloping hood, dash and curvy body and lines are unique and present a of sitting low and far back in the interior. The seat is height adjustable manual lever, which but it may take several hours the wheel before you feel at home.

The front seats are supportive that offer plenty of Rear seat passengers likely to be as happy, however. seat access through body can be less than and once back there, easy to feel confined. The roofline can be an issue for taller and the C pillar is a hard material the passenger’s head.

As a natural up to the popular New Beetle, Volkswagen the New Beetle Convertible in 2003. VW has the car in a variety of special editions the years, so it’s not surprising in the final year of production for the platform, VW would some with limited editions. will produce 1,500 New and New Beetle Convertible Final The most noticeable feature is a Aquarius Blue and Campanella two-tone paint treatment a white top on the Convertible model. In to individually

number Final Edition the cars also have suspensions and 17-inch alloy Even more exclusive, VW is offering a New Beetle Red Rock Only 750 of these will be with a Red Rock metallic job with a contrasting black roof.

A media veteran with than 20 years experience in the industry, Todd Kaho photographs and writes about new including green cars, technologies, and sustainable transportation and is the Executive Editor of Green Car .

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