2012 Volkswagen Beetle Top Comparisons

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2012 Volkswagen BeetleReview
Guru9NWYD writes:
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I bought it! 2012 Beetle 200hp Turbo Fully loaded, beautiful car inside and out. Great dealership. Universal Auto Houston Texas. My wife loves her new ride!

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Wesley writes:
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Just Great Thanks I like everything about it but the price

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2012 Volkswagen BeetleReview
Ahammond1975 writes:
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We bought this car for our daughter. It is her first car. It is perfect! Just the right size and in amazing condition!!!

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Diane2020 writes:
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Im enjoying my beetle. There were a few minor problems that we got repair.

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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Review
Philip says:
Much better handling, better driving experience than the Mini Cooper. Much more secure, solid feeling while driving.
vs2012 MINI Cooper
2012 Volkswagen Beetle winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Handling Ranked 2012 MINI Cooper worse.
"Much better handling than the Mini Cooper. VW has a solid, secure feel while driving. Mini is fun, but you never feel entirely safe while driving it. In the Mini you always feel like you would be dead if you got hit. The VW feels solid and safe."
Value Ranked 2012 MINI Cooper worse.
"Better ride and handling. Much better interior room. Same retro look with enameled dashboard. Roomy back seat, ample cargo under hatchback. Excellent MPG has exceeded EPA estimate since new. No mechanical issues ever."
3 of 4 people found this review helpful.
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5L with Sound and NavigationReview
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2012 Beetle Is Worth A Look-see. — 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 alloy wheels with the hideous plastic discs are gonna be altered soon. I am swapping oversized plastic disk for the MKIV Jetta AVUS wheel center caps. Its a much more sophisticated look. I'll post pics when that's done. I do wish we could have waited for the 2014 model. The new 1.8T is touted to have 17% better fuel economy with the same performance as the 2.5 UPDATE: With VW maintaining the pricing of the Beetle and replacing the 2.5 with the new 1.8T, this car is a great package. APR Tuning just produced an ECU reflash that will make the car perform even better with more power AND economy...TRIPLE WIN!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Overall safe, comfortable, fun coupe.

Cons: Ugly wheels...which can be fixed.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle 2.5LReview
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Super Sassy — 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 doors. One word-Farfegnugen

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

Pros: Fun to drive and very stylish! Handles great! Roomy hatch!

Cons: Small back seats

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation Review
MykeX5 says:
Excellent experience!
vs2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo with Sunroof, Sound, and Navigation winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD worse.
"It is what I was attracted to both in looks and needs"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2012 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door FWD worse.
"It is good enough for my needs. "
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2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo Review
GuruHBY6W says:
vs2012 Jeep Liberty Sport
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
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Looks/Style Ranked 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport better.
"Sporty"
Would Buy Ranked 2012 Jeep Liberty Sport better.
"I love the sportyness, tough, more family fitting! "
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Review
XTEZ says:
Love it
vs1996 Ford Bronco
2012 Volkswagen Beetle winning categories:
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  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
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  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 1996 Ford Bronco better.
"Style "
Family Car Ranked 1996 Ford Bronco better.
"Size "
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