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Test Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Sportline
« on: November 19, 2012, 06:04:33 am »


The question, says Mike Schlee, is whether the Beetle's new look will attract new buyers, or alienate current New Beetle drivers.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Sportline
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2012, 12:32:42 pm »
I agree with the 'interior' comment.  I drove a yellow 2.5L Beetle as a loaner and the interior was cheap ass compared to previous gen Beetle.  Even a Gen 4 Golf has way better interior than this thing.  It seems the only decent small car in the VW lineup is the Golf which is manufactured in Germany and has the best interior.  It's funny how the Golf is now more expensive than the Jetta - you do get what you pay for.  My next car...Golf TDI fully optioned or maybe a GTI...maybe.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Sportline
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2012, 01:07:23 pm »
While this one looks a little more masculine and isnt offensive, IMO, I still wouldnt buy a Beetle that doesnt have an aircooled engine in the back.
Keep the change you filthy animal.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Sportline
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2012, 06:30:10 pm »
Please VW, bring the GDI, the best of all worlds. Except perhaps the price.

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Sportline
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2012, 08:08:25 pm »
While this one looks a little more masculine and isnt offensive, IMO, I still wouldnt buy a Beetle that doesnt have an aircooled engine in the back.
just buy an old Beetle or 911. :)

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Re: Test Drive: 2012 Volkswagen Beetle Sportline
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2012, 08:08:58 pm »
Please VW, bring the GDI, the best of all worlds. Except perhaps the price.
GDI?

Gasoline Direct Injection?...the new model has that already.