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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5LReview
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Fun Little Car, Reliable, German Made. —

I really enjoy the get up and go of this vehicle; that is what really sold me. It's incredibly fun to drive. The handling is responsive and so is the engine. I always turn on my heated seats at night after work, it feels nice- like a heating pad for a long commute home. It stinks that I have to pay $80 every time I get my oil changed, but these cars do deserve full synthetic so I shouldn't argue that point. They hold like 13 courts of oil, which was really surprising to me. The fuel economy is nice for sure. I'm thoroughly surprised at how well the leather hold up too- I've put dogs and cages and everything else in my car and that leather still looks new. Every now and then I like to turn fast, stomp the gas, hit the brakes fast and my car is still very happy with me. My Ford fell apart when I drove it like a mad man. The Germans did well here. I can also say that I've never been pulled over in my bug, I think it's because it's adorable and even when it's going 85 in a 70, it still looks non-threatening. Honestly- think about how many bugs you've seen pulled over...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Super Cute!, fun to drive, accelerates well, handles well, comfortable, fuel efficient, fun color, decent cargo space thanks to the hatch, safe, bells and whistles are nice, cool flipping key, monsoon stereo, leather holds up well.

Cons: Really Expensive to service, highway noise, a lot of places don't stock parts well-but they do carry them, causes people to physically hit each other (slug bug...this could be a pro.)

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L ConvertibleReview
geoffandrews writes:
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Really Fun Car — The car has been great while we have owned it. It gave us no propblems. It looks great, looks even better with the top down. Very comfortable and has nice features. Gas mileage is great (25-30MPG). Oil changes were inexpensive and replacing the tires didn't cost much either. The car has surprising pick up considering it does not have a turbo charger. Braking and handling are great, almost like a little go-kart, really fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great looks, great gas mileage, great reliability, great handling, smooth ride. Super fun with the top down.

Cons: Small cargo space and not the best family car.

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L ConvertibleReview
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Great Fun Car To Own, Excellent Condition, Owners Is Perfectionist — Excellent acceleration, handling is nice and tight. Only regular maintenance has been required. No annoying squeaks or rattles. Stored in winter, great condition very well cared for inside and out. Excellent gas mileage all scheduled maintenance has been performed. Very fun to drive, convertibles are the MOST fun, nows your chance to own one at a great price!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: FUN!!

Cons: Not a family car

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L ConvertibleReview
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Beggiber's Car — It was my first car and it was a good car for the beginner. I drove the crap out of without worrying; I never got a speeding ticket in that car – just coz it doesn’t go fast. After owning that car I got the message to do not buy convertibles anymore.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Safe car

Cons: Slow

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5LReview
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Good, Very Pleased — This car looks modern, fun for a first car. It rides good, not an off road car. Good price for car and quality. Easy to maintain. Very fun to drive around in, or to take on long trips. It stands out from the rest, it looks nothing like your ordinary car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Good gas mileage, fun to drive

Cons: Anytime something messes up in takes for ever to get the part to fix.

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5LReview
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Happy Car — A real happy face car. Both on your self, and others. Fast and comfy, with 150 hp, 6-gear tiptronic, black leather, AC, CD, elctric glass sunroof and more. The only american spec. gecko green Beetle at the big (300 cars) Beetle party in Germany last summer.

Pros: Nice to drive, makes you look good

Cons: Nothing really

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5LReview
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Love It!! — Performance - very good acceleration, handling Build Quality - Hasn't needed any repairs Appearance - beautiful Cost of Ownership - very low I would recommend it to anyone!

Pros: It's fun to drive.

Cons: Not much room in the backseat.

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L ConvertibleReview
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Fun To Drive, But Impossible To Work On. — This is the first foreign made auto I've ever owned. Although I like driving it, parts are expensive and there isn't much you can do yourself.

Pros: good gas mileage, good handling

Cons: expensive parts, hard to work on

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L ConvertibleReview
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So Far So Good — My wife and I owned a 2000 cyber green turbo hatchback before getting this on and loved it. This has been good so far. I like the convertible, but miss the turbo and the 1.8l motor.

Owner for 0 years, 10 months

Miles Driven per Year:18,000

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L ConvertibleReview
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Awesome Car For My Daugther...absolutely Love It. — Great car with really no huge issues. The ride is great and handling is tight. It is small but what do you expect...we have had a teenager fall asleep in the back seat and have had packed the trunk full so works for her. No problems with the top. Had one issue with the safety light coming on after hitting a few bumps but got that fixed without any issues. Do have an issue as of now with the heater in the winter months but otherwise is great in the snow and hopefully will be getting that looked at soon. All in all, very happy.

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:4,000

Pros: Cute!

Cons: None...

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2016 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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The turbo is peppy and not closterphobic inside at all. Read More

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2015 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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Im just not interested in a convertible. *Love the Beetle.* Im 100% looking. Read More

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