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Episode 3251

After has been very long for most of the country, warm is finally here. And what way to fully enjoy it than the top in a convertible and finding that travelled road to nowhere. open air motoring is what special edition of MotorWeek is all So, let’s start with a perfect cure for the winter the all-new Volkswagen Beetle

Following last year’s of a more masculine 3rd generation Coupe, comes the 2013 Beetle Convertible. But, after the manly makeover, the remains what it has always a cute, little car that heads wherever you go.

Impressively enough, all of the Coupe’s options are available, including the TDI Diesel, which was our choice for test. And after a few weeks of time, we had mixed feelings on the oil burner and its 236 lb-ft. of torque.

you’ve gotta love the it may not be as impressive as you’re expecting and we paying extra for both the and the fuel to put in it. Especially when are so many other engine Still, we did enjoy watching the indicator decline very

The new Beetle drop-top’s handling is on the soft side, but that’s fine, as this Bug is at its best on highway curves and straightaways running the tank dry. driven at a moderate clip, it entertaining, if not roadster fun. harder, this convertible to feel overweight; curb is up about 120 pounds over the TDI and the sunny bug just doesn’t in and out of cones or traffic as eagerly as you it should.

In a straight line, it has no problem with a healthy amount of but shortly thereafter, the diesel into to a relaxed procession the track. No matter what you this Beetle just you to take your time and the ride. Our TDI’s DSG was A-OK managing its 6-gears all by itself if a little slowly, taking us to hit 60 and 17.3-seconds to hit 82, and the end of the ¼.

The interior of the Beetle convertible is with the same wide and good German fit-and-finish as the Rear seats are actually to get into, and even when the up there’s a surprising amount of but unless the front seat scooch fairly far forward, little leg room. Similar to the

Trunk space is the same the top is stored or not, and is actually for a compact drop top, from the Coupe’s 15.4 to 7.1. The opening is fairly but the rear seats backs do fold for good practicality. Top is smooth, quiet, and quick about 10-seconds at speeds up to 30

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We drove in a variety of weather including very hard and found the 3-layer top to be so well it was hard to tell you were in a And when the top is stored, it does so compactly than before, rear visibility and giving bug a trimmed down look.

The curb weight comes from chassis reinforcements. and windshield header supports are there’s additional bracing the B-pillars, and there’s a new structure for the Automatic Rollover Support

Government Fuel Economy are quite good as you would for a diesel coming in at 28-City, and 32-Combined. We topped off the tank and hit the for a long weekend road and averaged a fine 36 miles-per-gallon.

There are relatively few affordable on the market, and the Beetle’s $25,790 point certainly makes it one of TDI pricing begins at $28,690.


a true testament to the Beetle’s universal appeal and longevity you still see plenty of the original top Beetles trolling the streets. But the Volkswagen Beetle Convertible more than just style. It packs good decent practicality, and everyday into an enjoyable, fun-looking that puts smiles on our every time we get behind the And, that’s what a is all about.

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