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Excellent On Gas — my grandparents owned one in the 60's,that's good enough for me.

Pros: good gas mileage today,its compact with its sleek styling,its a winner in my eyes

Cons: can't think of any at this time

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L TDIReview
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Diesel Beetle, Cute, Great Fuel Economy! — Only hybrids get better fuel economy, but this will run biodiesel. Handles like an Audi TT, because it is built on the same platform. Never have to tune up, because there are no spark plugs, etc to worry about.

Pros: 42+ MPG, Sunroof, MP3 Player standard.

Cons: The Germans havent quite perfected the electrical systems yet.

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ConvertibleReview
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It Is A Fun Toy — Great piece of engineering; a lot of fun with either the top up or down. I own a black on tan leather with multi spoke alloy wheels and XM radio and it's an overall great car. My wife use to drive it but now with a baby is a little difficult due to space, but we love the car

Pros: Everything about this car is excellent

Cons: Front lights tend to leak water, back seat space is for children but not for child seat.

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GL 2.0LReview
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Beautiful Car — massive dashboard. Best to have a 1.6 or a diesel as have been known to be gas gusslers

Pros: loads of charisma

Cons: can be heavy on fuel

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 2.0L ConvertibleReview
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It Will Not Disappoint You ... And Makes A Positive Statement Where Ever You May Travel!! — Fun car to drive with the top up or down. Acceleration is just okay. Not what I'd like. It is a very heavy and solid drive that corners at high speed extremely well. What I like the very most: there is no change in performance or gas mileage when running the A/C. Outstanding drive in heavy rain.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great for resort and/or city driving. Outstanding in the rain and snow. I wish I got the hardtop w/ turbo or the TDI

Cons: At 119,000 miles had to get rid of it! The transmission was soon needing to be replaced for $4,300 and the top started to leak $3,500 to replace.

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2005 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.8TReview
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My Bug Is Still A Keeper!!! — Overall the bug is a keeper... other than the cons described above the car drives great and is soooo fun and cute...I believe with the new model that came out this year there is a huge improvement on all the things describe as being a con. I dont like the new body style...its looks like a mini cooper and a Porsche combined and simply take away from the classic look the bug is all about... I feel they should have had two optional body's to choose from... the reason I feel people buy them is because it is a bug (that's why I wanted one anyway)... that is just my opinion.

Pros: Car handle the road and accelerates like no body business. Okay on gas, fun to drive. great warranty. You don't ever see one sitting on the side of the road with a pick up sticker on it.

Cons: Lord! the parts are plastic and cheap... stuff just fall  off, the motor in the window is slowly braking down, the spoiler fall off (cheap), the fake leather started to crack... the transmission went ( thank God that was covered under warranty)  Speaking of warranty once its gone parts are outrageous (plastic spoiler over $250.00!!!). The hub caps pop off. Look around you notice bugs running around with at least one missing hub cap.  

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Reviews From Other Years

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Just Fun By Da

It small,quick and GREAT on GAS and really fun to drive on a out of town road trip where you can really open it up and feel the power of the turbo and handing...don't forget who it's cousin is PORSCHE... Read More

My Best Ride Ever By johnsteve

I like it and that's why I bought one for my wife in red. She loves it. Great looking car, fun to drive and good mpg- Just enough tech. The third day I had it we drove 438 miles to Atlantic City and i... Read More

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

2012 Beetle Is Worth A Look-see. By Scott

Compared to our 2007 Beetle, handling is better, acceleration is better. Interior is nicer with retro accents and more storage. The audio is a nice addition and the NAV seems adequate. The allo... Read More

Super Sassy By kristig123

This is a fun, eye catching ride. Its very shiny and clean inside. The leather sets are nice and soft, and wait for it...... heated!! It has bluetooth and led lighting around the speakers and on the ... Read More

2010 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

My Favorite Car By Sheunique

I love New Beetles. My first one was the 1998 model and it was white. My husband wanted to to get the new body style, but I don't like it. Nice for small family and pets. The trunk hold much more than... Read More

An Awesome Convertible For A Great Price By minie_riley123

What sold me on this car was the looks of it especially in white, and cool it looks. It turned my head each and every time I saw one on the street. It has never been in the shop, well actually to pu... Read More

2009 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

A Fun Little Car To Play In! By sunflowergal

This car is great for a single person or couple but the back seat will not accommodate a car seat and growing toddler. The car is not made to carry any cargo. It would be perfect for a second car! Read More

This Has Been A Great Car To Drive By NanasCar

The heated seats are awesome and the security system is wonderful. Really good tires. Love the car. I'd say the only negative would be getting into the back seat... it's kind of hard for adults... b... Read More

2008 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Fun For Single-teens By snmc95

too small, not enough space. drives very well, very reliable not a lot of problems. I trust this vehicle, not good in the snow. Convertible top very heavy, annoying manual roof, putting the top down r... Read More

A Great Small Car. By dickbutz

She just loves her Beetles. Great vision, economy, hauling capacity and does everything she wants it to do. Obviously she likes red with a black interior. she has a nice radio that suits her as she o... Read More

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