Review 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible TDI — 2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible

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Review: Volkswagen Beetle Convertible TDI


Volkswagen Beetle Convertible might as well just get it out of the The Beetle Convertible is not the manliest car on the While I don’t subscribe to the “chick car” thing most vehicles, I will go as far as to say looking at the 2013 Volkswagen Convertible, it isn’t a testosterone-injected In fact, I got so much shit my co-workers about this Comments like, “Do you need me to and get some flowers for the bud vase?” (No bud on the Beetles anymore, by the way), or “Do you get a lot of from guys while it?” Yeah, yeah, Fine. I totally expected kind of reaction. But what if you threw in an engine that 236 ft./lbs. of torque? What if I that torque came of a turbocharged diesel engine? if I said it can also has a six-speed transmission? That might some people think about this cute me included.

The VW Beetle was redesigned for 2012, and year the drop-top Bug makes its And while it can be had with the 2.5-liter or the 2.0-liter turbo gas engine, the availability of Volkswagen’s 2.5-liter TDI direct injection) engine noteworthy, as it become the one and only convertible on the U.S. market.

If never driven a VW TDI engine, you It’s one of the great modern available on American shores. got gobs of torque, is quiet, and performs admirably. And no, it doesn’t and it starts easily. Most of the power is below 3,000 There’s a learning curve to one, though. You can cruse at 40 MPH in gear. Yes, it’s got much torque. There is a icon on the dash that you which gear to be in. I’d normally such things annoying, but this engine, it was useful. embarrassingly, I stalled the car countless at stoplights and stop signs. It a bit of finesse to learn to drive, but you get it, it’s fantastic. In town, the car effortlessly and has more than power. With all that it’s easy to spin the tires. And while it isn’t most people would “fast,” it briskly gets up to

On the highway, there’s ample power, although a downshift to or fifth gear is a requisite. the TDI doesn’t get you much. By the way, to the boost gauge, this easily pumps out 35 PSI of boost. The feel was very good, Don’t want it with a transmission (what’s wrong you?)? It is available with dual-clutch DSG transmission, too.

On the the ride is very good. on the softer side, but is supple, of sharp kickbacks, and unsettled (I wish I could say the same for me). There is very steering feel, although the car can heavy at times, especially enthusiastic cornering. But at no time it feel sloppy; everything in check the whole time. This isn’t a GTI or Beetle with a stiff, sporty This is the diesel.

The car is pretty when traveling at highway Certainly you don’t hear the much. Wind noise bad for a convertible, and road noise is to a minimum. With the top up, I did experience from the driver’s side when it was up. It didn’t seem to well in the convertible top’s weather stripping, and it produced a especially over bumps.

Top-down fun is really where at with the Beetle. Speaking of, the top is effortless to operate. There are no or locks to undo. Simply the button down, and the top opens up, at speeds of up to 30 MPH. Once top is down, you’ve got some You can have the door windows up or as well as small windows for the seat areas. You have the to fit a cover over the convertible top it that retro Beetle look. Finally, our Beetle had the $500 windscreen that is in the trunk. This multi-folding and plastic unit comes out of a in the back, then unfolds and into place over the seats. Flip up a panel and it as a wind buffer. It works at least up to about 60 MPH, at point our screen would down making a loud The first time this we thought the whole thing had out of the car. Whether this is a so it doesn’t break or if it’s a defective part I don’t I do know when it works, it the wind down nicely in the

2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible

Speaking of the cabin, I love the on this car. It has some bits that are color to the exterior finish, such as and dash trim. No, there a bud vase anymore. There is a gauge, oil temperature and, a stopwatch, although we never figured out why it was there. All three of the are located in a small pod in the center of the Traditional tachometer and speedometer are located in front of the driver, as as a multi-function trip computer.

My and I both found the convertible’s comfortable, even on our long to the coast. She did complain a bit about of lumbar support, and I would say the seats could be a bit more but overall they were If things do get chilly, the front have excellent heaters three levels of warmth. there is a back seat to drop top, but it’s occupied by children or cargo as isn’t a ton of room there. if you do plan on taking a road you’ll need to be careful the amount of luggage you bring, as the is pretty tiny, what the windscreen holder in there.

Other notable interior include a rich sounding system with satellite, and Bluetooth connectivity; easy-to-use on the steering wheel (trip functions, stereo control, and control); and finally, a noticeable spot with the top up. Look before merging!

Of course, one of the reason people buy a TDI-equipped VW is the economy. This car is rated at 28 32 combined, and 41 highway. We got a very 41.3 MPG combined. The best about it was we didn’t even to try that hard. It’s my experience than many especially hybrids, tend to a lot of babying in order to get close to EPA-estimated numbers. That was not the with this vehicle. The MPG number was easily achievable. the range is fantastic at over 400 per tank.

The 2013 Beetle with a TDI engine and six-speed transmission starts at a twinge $29,000, with our model out at $29,695. If you want a diesel this is it. No really, this is only choice. And while I personally prefer a Golf the Beetle TDI has its own charm to it, but if you’re a don’t expect to earn cred with your Then again, if you let them it, they too might be able to see the “chick car” thing.

2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible
2014 Volkswagen The Beetle Convertible

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