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2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible review notes

The Beetle Turbo Convertible has a turbocharged I4 engine, giving the a little pep in its step. Photo by

The 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible has an EPA highway fuel of 30 mpg, and a combined fuel of 24 mpg. Here at AutoWeek we got by Volkswagen.

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ASSOCIATE EDITOR LINGEMAN: I don’t like Beetles, but this Turbo, and the TDI are not to enjoy — at least a bit. The VW had a full weekend of dinners, camping and long trips. It even did a little

I had a dinner to attend on Friday so I drove over in this Volkswagen Beetle Turbo with a suit jacket on and the air cranking. It gets cold which was surprising considering it was out in the sun for hours. The car gets smoking hot those black seats that black fabric It does keep out a good of noise, and the seal’s good, My ears popped when I up the windows on the expressway. Most don’t do that.

On Saturday I a 170-mile road trip up to and golf. That posed a The clubs wouldn’t nearly fit in the and they wouldn’t fit through the either. I had to lay them down in the seat. I stuffed the super-small with a sleeping bag, a few and two pillows, the cooler rode up in with me, along with two bags. Luckily I was going And luckily I didn’t have to in it.

The “road” to my friend’s property was a dirt path, most of was passable without slowing but were a few deep spots I had to power through. The crew was I got it back there, among the F-150s, GMC Sierras and Chevy

The turbo four in the Beetle is powerful. It’s a GTI in a Beetle The chassis is a bit softer, but the thrust is I beat the Google Maps to the property by about 25 minutes.

The wasn’t as high as I thought it be, but I was cruising at a pretty good I’d still never buy one of but the darn thing made me all weekend.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR KOZAK: I may not be any closer to buying a new new Beetle after two nights in Turbo convertible, but at least I had a time than I did in the ’70s Beetle Convertible with the we had earlier this year.

A large part of that was the torquey 2.0-liter turbo and manual. With the weather for top-down driving, I began to what this $30K is all about.

It certainly isn’t I wasn’t the only one to be stymied by the of available space. I didn’t to haul big-ish loads Jake, but my motorcycle wheel and ended up riding shotgun as was simply no room in the small That’s with the top up.

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It was quiet and well-composed on the road, though, enough torque to squeak the in first and second gears if you get a bit with the accelerator. Definitely a big up over the naturally aspirated I5 in the Beetle we had. After this combination, I can see how the last car slow.

It’s no track weapon, I realize nobody buys a let alone a Beetle convertible, for purpose, but that didn’t the car from putting on airs. The on the center of the dashboard was an interesting pointless) addition — about as functional to the average as the carbon fiber-look paneling. I it to time my commute. Woo hoo.

Volkswagen Beetle Turbo with Sound

Base $29,990

As-Tested Price:

Drivetrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged I4; six-speed manual

Output: 200 hp @ rpm, 207 lb-ft @ 1,700 rpm

Curb Weight: 3,042 lb

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