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Name: Volkswagen Beetle TDi (2013)

Date Added: 10 March 2013 - 07:04 AM

Owner: ocnblu

Short Description: Newest in a long line of vehicles, this one just feels great to drive.

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Looks great and still mean in black!

Any oddities like windows not rolling up correctly? 2012 had that. Otherwise the look of the new models are GREAT and you cannot beat a TDI, period.

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Design change has reportedly remedied the window situation. No maladies to report at 428 miles.

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Design change has reportedly remedied the window situation. No maladies to report at 428 miles.

Good to hear. What other equipment/options are on your Beetle? Which trim level?

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It's a basic TDi model. Only options are the TDi Monster Mat set... and a first aid kit (?) I guess they think I'm going to hurt myself. :)

The TDi is nicely equipped even in basic form. Don't need anything more, in fact, it's got more stuff on it than I'll use, probably.



I am loving the baby Peterbilt music at idle, but I can only hear it from the outside. Inside, it's quiet.

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They definitely are.

The 2012 Passat TDI trade in I just had only sounded diesel slightly from outside, otherwise inside like a normal gas 4-cyl unit. Great motor.

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I'm a bit jealous. I can't wait to test out one of the redesigned Beetles. On Facebook it said you're already seeing 51 mpg that's awesome it should be amazing when the engine is finally broken in!

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On Facebook?

Yessir, the DIC was recording numbers that high on a 4+ hour, mostly 4-lane highway road trip on Saturday. I filled the tank for the first time with 525.1 miles on the trip meter, did the math, and ended up with 43.8 MPG overall for the first tank of diesel.

I really am enjoying "throwin' coal".

Facebook, eh?

Mr. Dart, let's hug this out. :)

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When one of our readers picks up a new vehicle, I sometimes put it out on the other parts of the interwebs like on twitter and the C&G facebook page. I did that for the Regal GS too.

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Thanks, Mr. Dart. I always thought you were a nice chap.

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First tank: 43.8, which included a 220 mile highway road trip.

Second tank: 43.3, strictly a work commuter tank with errands on weekends.

Paid $3.84/gallon for diesel today.

I'm starting to think this is not a fluke. This car makes me feel I am driving something of value and substance. It feels like a little tank. It is mechanical, which I love, but also quiet and refined. It makes me want to see how far I can go on a tank. Not out of necessity, but out of pure curiosity and wonderment. Very pleased so far.

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That is exactly what makes a great car...it FEELS special. Great to hear!

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First tank: 43.8, which included a 220 mile highway road trip.

Second tank: 43.3, strictly a work commuter tank with errands on weekends.

Paid $3.84/gallon for diesel today.

I'm starting to think this is not a fluke. This car makes me feel I am driving something of value and substance. It feels like a little tank. It is mechanical, which I love, but also quiet and refined. It makes me want to see how far I can go on a tank. Not out of necessity, but out of pure curiosity and wonderment. Very pleased so far.

"mechanical"?

think "anti-electric".

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Well, what I mean by "mechanical" is, I love to stand outside the car and listen to the diesel clattering away. I love the 2-door body. I love the VW driving dynamics. I love shifting for myself. The fact that it's black, and black VW Type 1's (Beetles) have such an iconic coolness about them dating from way back (counter culture, 1950's).

It is no appliance

It is no toy

This new bodystyle just reminds me so much more of the original car, which is timeless in design, not "cute".

I can be going 60 mph in 6th gear, step down on it some without downshifting and be at 80 before I know it, and I don't even hear the engine rev, it remains quiet, using diesel torque to just pull. Autobahn bred, clearly.

Yes, of course I am still in honeymoon stage. And so far, my reverence grows each time I get in the car. It imparts a sense of value and permanence.

I give you all permission to use my words against me if things change, but right now I feel this vehicle is a perfect fit for me, and for many moons to come.

I will shut up now.

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Third tank today. 586.1 miles, 13 gallons. 45 MPG!

1700 miles on car already. Will be a munt old on April 7th.

:wub: my VeeDub!

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Well, what I mean by "mechanical" is, I love to stand outside the car and listen to the diesel clattering away. I love the 2-door body. I love the VW driving dynamics. I love shifting for myself. The fact that it's black, and black VW Type 1's (Beetles) have such an iconic coolness about them dating from way back (counter culture, 1950's).

It is no appliance

It is no toy

This new bodystyle just reminds me so much more of the original car, which is timeless in design, not "cute".

I can be going 60 mph in 6th gear, step down on it some without downshifting and be at 80 before I know it, and I don't even hear the engine rev, it remains quiet, using diesel torque to just pull. Autobahn bred, clearly.

Yes, of course I am still in honeymoon stage. And so far, my reverence grows each time I get in the car. It imparts a sense of value and permanence.

I give you all permission to use my words against me if things change, but right now I feel this vehicle is a perfect fit for me, and for many moons to come.

I will shut up now.

coolness.

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Third tank today. 586.1 miles, 13 gallons. 45 MPG!

1700 miles on car already. Will be a munt old on April 7th.

:wub: my VeeDub!

Spring Love has bloomed! :P

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When I took delivery of my car on March 7th, my salesguy insisted that I make an appointment for my free 30-day checkup. We agreed on April 6th @ 9 a.m.

So I pulled in to the drive-in service area yesterday morning as scheduled. Only they did not know I was coming. And the girl who goes out to get the VIN and mileage off the car didn't know ANYTHING about how to operate the car. She tried to put the key in the ignition several times. She was confused because the ignition cylinder is blanked off. It has push button start. Then she started pushing buttons on the dash to try to bring up the mileage. And she reset my trip odometer to zero while she was fumbling around, so she blew my fuel mileage check for this tank.

The service advisor, a handsome ginger guy with a beard, heard me muttering to myself "DON'T TRY TO PUT THE KEY IN!" several times as I watched her through the picture window, so he rushed out. I went out too.

She was laughing about it. I was not amused in the least. "Ohhh... what did I do?" :lol: :angry:

But he remained professional, and they got me out in a timely manner. Not happy with salesguy for not following up with the appointment after pressing me to pick a date on the day of delivery.

And bitch will not be touching my car again.

On a lighter note, still loving this thing.

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