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A Horse With No Name

Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

The best way to own a vee dub is to get the 2.0 turbo and few if any other options IMHO.

Looking at Beetle Turbo and GTI, both of which are about 24K in a manual...


Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:52 PM

Ehh, they'll hit 30 mpg or a little better on the open road.

Drew Dowdell

Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:43 PM

but yoi... the fuel economy on them....


Posted 18 December 2011 - 03:11 PM

Even the base model is terrific, and it will be even sweeter when the 1.8L takes over from the 2.5... although the 2.5s I've driven have been fine, with a swell of torque that's reassuring.

Drew Dowdell

Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:33 AM

As tested its an expeensive commuter car, but a nice one. Albert really enjoyed it. Ill put more in the full review.

A Horse With No Name

Posted 18 December 2011 - 08:37 AM

What other impressions do you have with this car? How is it in city driving? and also...how well does it stack up to the Cruze in your opinion as a commuter cr? How well does it stack up against other cars you have driven?

May very well be in the market soon....also...how does Albert like this thing? Has he driven it or ridden in it?

Drew Dowdell

Posted 14 December 2011 - 09:19 AM

I am departing the Hudson Valley today for the small town of Forty Fort, PA. Lets see what the fuel economy of an unladen Beetle Turbo is.

William Maley

Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:30 PM

With the prices you listed above, you showed my problem with Beetle. For the same money or close to it, I can jump into a GTI Three Door when equipped as the same.

I love the new Beetle. I had the chance to sit in it and found it very enjoyable. The price tag though has me wondering why I shouldn't go with the GLI and pocket the $2k in savings.

Drew Dowdell

Posted 12 December 2011 - 10:05 PM

I'm in the highest trim Beetle you can currently buy and it does not have all of the features the GLI has.


Posted 12 December 2011 - 09:55 PM

Is the Beetle available in a trim level comparable to the GLI (for over $30k probably, though...)

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