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I recently a week driving the 2013 Beetle Convertible, which a pricetag that starts at My Turbo example, with a turbocharged inline four-cylinder came with the Fender System, Navigation and a six-speed DSG transmission, and a list price of plus $795 for destination The EPA estimates that the Beetle Convertible will achieve 21 mpg mpg highway with the automatic

I have to confess that I a lot of family history of VW ownership. I owned a 1980 Rabbit, a Sun Bug and a 1974 Thing. My parents owned a few Beetles, a VW Van, a a Quantum. a Dasher, a couple of Cabriolets and maybe a few other and my younger sister was a Beetle for a while. I even sold new and VWs for a while during a break undergrad. Even though my has moved away from VW in years, I’m still very to the brand. I’d love to get my hands on Super Beetle from the just to drive around and to tinker with on the weekends.

What has kept me (and the of the Fogelsons) from buying VWs for the decade or so, after such a involvement with the brand? I we were scared off by a dip in perceived and value, and we were a bit confused by the missteps of the Phaeton and the mixed of the Touareg. This new Beetle may strides toward recovering buyers, and attracting fans to the showrooms.

Volkswagen’s designers had a difficult when it came to redesigning the New last year. How could toughen up the compact coupe to more young male yet still retain the charm and that attracted female Chuck the bud vase, chisel the install a Fender stereo and a few pop up gauges. That ought to do it. the Beetle came out looking yet contemporary, with a knowing back into VW history. For VW has attacked the uber-cute Beetle with the same masculine

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Judged by looks alone, the Convertible is a home run. It is the Beetle ever built. It low and long, sharp and assertive, losing that “cute” somehow. Fans of the old Porsche 356 recognize a similarity in silhouette. Top up, the is still low and cool; top down, just beautiful.

Inside (or outside, if you’ve got the top the Beetle Convertible lives up to its Great new seats with stitching have a sports car and feel. Tasteful, yet sporty, fibre-look interior trim accent a simple, elegant A cool central eyebrow a chronometer, a boost gauge and an oil gauge. Rounded rectangles and dominate interior elements, an informal, fun feel to the dash and panels.

The 2.0-liter engine in the is the same unit you can find in the and Jetta, a torquey turbo produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. steer (the tendency of drive cars to pull to the upon acceleration) is a problem the Beetle, especially when you a heavy right foot I do. You have to have a firm on the steering wheel if you’re to take advantage of the turbo’s spool up. My test car’s transmission seemed to exacerbate the I drove a Beetle with a transmission for a few miles a week and modulating the clutch helped the torque steer. With the the only choice is gentle of the throttle — which sort of some of the fun. When you can the Beetle, it’s perky and fun to and the handling lives up to the promise of the appearance. I wasn’t at all disappointed in the and steering of the Beetle, especially with the last New Beetle I drove. One challenge of

convertibles is cowl shake, and the doesn’t exhibit a lick of it. you take the top off of a vehicle, you have to do a lot of to retain structural integrity, and only so much bracing you can The convertible Beetle isn’t as stiff as the hardtop, but any rigidity is sacrificed is worth the open air The other sacrifice, necessary I is in trunk space. The tiny trunk holds just 7.1 feet of junk, and access is A big suitcase will not fit — you’re off dropping the convertible top and tossing bags in the back seat.

I’m not sure whether the Beetle is going to get any of the Fogelsons back the wheel of a Volkswagen anytime Most of us have big dogs now, and aren’t exactly friendly. But as a halo vehicle, the Convertible has definitely put VW back my sightline. If they can deliver a car cool, it makes me curious the rest of the lineup.

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