Based on 35 Ratings for the 2012 - 2014 models.Review this car
By Beetle Lover on Friday, July 25, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 7,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "fun to drive, great sound system"
Cons: "no trunk release inside car, blind spots"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I wanted a Beetle for 10 years, and I finally got the Turbo convertible when they returned to the market. It is super fun to drive and love the Fender sound system! We also have a Mercedes ML350, but I prefer to drive the Beetle! Aside from a few minor things such as no trunk release from inside the car and the doors ding easily, I love the car!"
19 people out of 35 found this review helpful
By Beetle Lover on Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,100overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Funnest car ever!!"
Cons: "Backseat a little uncomfortable for passengers."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I get more looks and compliments on this car! It is a showstopper everywhere I go heads turn! Funnest car ever!"
18 people out of 32 found this review helpful
By Whales on Friday, June 20, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 20,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Adorable, Roomy in Front"
Cons: "no: arm rest, backseat lights, power seats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"My beetle is fun to drive. It has an optional sports gear when I need to move fast. I love the new exterior look and the vehicle has never had any mechanical issues. Overall, I'm happy with my purchase, despite a few interior items I feel my beetle needs but doesn't have. My beetle needs an arm rest and interior lighting for the center and back of the vehicle. The indoor lights only light the front and everything else is pitch dark at night. The other two items I would really like to have are power seats and control buttons on the steering wheel."
5 people out of 6 found this review helpful
By Josie on Thursday, June 05, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,950overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "cute car"
Cons: "can't think of one now."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"It has performed well for around the town drive - to and from work - it all kinds of weather.The back seats are useless since it is a very tight and uncomfortable ride for a passenger. However for my use it serves its purpose - a ide to and from work."
7 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By BEE on Saturday, May 31, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 25,100overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "Nice looking car"
Cons: "Fuel economy, performance, reliability"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"This is my second time having a VW Beetle. The first one was a 1998 Bug which was a very unreliable car. It had the well known window problems, air conditioning and heater core had to be replaced and at 60K the head gasket cracked. That was the worse car I have ever owned. After that experience I told myself that I would never buy a VW again, well that all changed fourteen years later when the new 2012 beetles arrived. I was thinking that after all of these years the quality and reliability of the VW beetle should have improved. So, I decided to give VW another try, which was a bad mistake. The performance of the car is pretty underwhelming in that it is sluggish and has considerable turbo lag. Further, the fuel economy is poor around 23-26 mpg on premium fuel (turbo model). Poor quality in material, lots of cheap plastics and fabrics in the interior. You would think paying 24k for a car that the interior would have some type of leather covering. The front seats are not holding up well, the seat cushion has pretty much worn away. Therefore when I am driving I am pretty much sitting on the seat frame. Reliability is poor, the blower motor for the heater/ air conditioner failed at 3k miles. Presently, the blower motor for the AC/Heater decided to stop working again so I have an appointment to take the car back to the dealership for the same problem! I have owned this car for one year and it has under 30K miles and it has been in the shop twice. I hate to think about how reliable this car will be in a couple more years."
5 people out of 9 found this review helpful