2006 Volkswagen Beetle Top Comparisons

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5LReview
1968Mustang writes:
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Good Reliable Engine — dislike: the expensive maintenance; some of the parts in the engine are not necessary(brake booster pump). door handle brake due to poor engineering. headlights adjustment, good idea, poor execution like: the ratio of engine size to car size---->fast acceleration. I would expect more from German engineers

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: small to the engine size therefore it is fast.   very cute.

Cons: expensive to maintain, usually has to be taken to dealer.  bucket seats in the back.  front seats not comfortable.  considering it is a German car it is some what a disappointment

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L ConvertibleReview
robbiep28 writes:
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Great — love my car with the top down or up!!! my car is a 5 cylinder, I have plenty of power and speed. So far, I have had no problems.....just looking for a antifreeze other than the GP12, cannot find the Pentosin in any stores.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: easy to drive and great on fuel.

Cons: don't have any.

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2006 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L ConvertibleReview
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Really A Qute Convertible — We'd like this car since it was presented. The accelaration is just fun with the car and the transmission and power is really enough for this convertible. It's just a great car to enjoy the sun and the feeling of a remodeled classic from the 60's.

Pros: nice design

Cons: small trunk

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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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2019 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

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Great car and value. Smooth ride and timeless design Read More

Review By Guru981BVP

The features are close to what I had in my previous car. Paid almost $10,000 more than what I paid for my brand new car in 2019 so thats a little disappointing. Other than that, I love my beetle. L... Read More

2018 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Review By Chrisj35

love the convertible and it is peppy on the highway Read More

Review By Storm_2915

Its beautiful. But it has cloth seats and they tend to get dirty easily. Also the car net does not always keep the navigation system working when you are using it. It can lose signal and you can los... Read More

2017 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Review By Guru9K7M5V

To new to judge, but it seems good ! Read More

Review By Guru91NNDW

Fun to drive. It’s great at the highway. Very easy to drive so is good as first car. I bought it for my daughter and she is so happy with the beetle. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Review By David

This beautiful car makes me feel like a kid again. Read More

Review By Guru9PZ4VV

Convertible. Great color. Good tires. Good interior shape. Price seems good. Read More

2015 Volkswagen Beetle Reviews

Review By Guru18TPM

We love the 2015 TDI VW Beetle. Fully loaded and a diesel!! The mpg is awesome. Read More

Review By 1deb1

This car is a great value we should head navigation Read More

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