Advertisement

Why ads?
Popular at KBB.com
  • 10 Best Sedans Under $25,000
  • 10 Most Affordable Cars of 2014
  • The 40 MPG Cars of 2014
  • Class of 2015: New Vehicles Ready to Roll
Go

2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

Overview
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?

Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Hatchback.

Fuel Economy:
City 20/Hwy 29/Comb 23 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: 5-Cyl, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic w/Tiptronic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Mexico

2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.9
Out of 10

Based on 1076 Ratings for the 1998 - 2010 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.3/10
    Quality
    7.0/10
  • Reliability
    7.2/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    7.6/10
    Styling
    7.9/10

Great car still amazed at 50 mpg after 250000 mi.

By on Saturday, September 13, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 250,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "50 mpg car still looks new"

Cons: "Could get 60 mpg?"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Aside from 2 or 3 small issues from when car was new that dealer could not take care of, it's been trouble free for 11 years."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

the best and most enjoyable car!

By on Sunday, September 07, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "blast to drive, everyone smiles when they see it."

Cons: "cup holder only holds soda cans"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"with the turbo engine it rocks! and being bright yellow it always seems to bring smiles to anyone who sees it. it has held up awesomely with only a few small problems over the last 13 years. the cup holder is great for soda cans only, the rear hatch is sticky to open sometimes. gas mileage has been very good 25-32mpg. we change the oil every 5k miles with good synthetic and use the dealer when we have issues. the new beetle looks good and if we ever wear this one out we will probably get another one."

2 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Meets Purpose of Driver Car

By on Monday, September 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Compact, easy to park, Very Quick Car"

Cons: "Gas Milage"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Not one problem with this car, met up to expectations of a small car except for the poor gas milage of 24mpg overall a very comfy car. and dependable very reliable my lowest rating was an 8 I don't understand why anyone on here would even give this car a 6? these cars are very good cars and are driving machines Frontwheel drive makes you feel like part of the road and part of the car."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Looks like new, sits & drives like a sports car

By on Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,514

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Answered above how proud I am of this car."

Cons: "Converibles rattle because of the structure"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I looked for a volks. for six months in the paper. When my car appeared at an RV in town, I immediately went to see it. This 2009 baby blue convertible was adorable, and like new. We got a KBB price, and came home thrilled. I had wanted one forever. It was a perfect plan: I would drive it for 3 years then let my granddaughter have it for 2 years, then give it to my younger granddaughter. One problem: #1 grand girl didn't like it; even said she didn't want me picking her up in it. When I had my contacts replaced with multi-focal glasses, I could not back out the driveway. Visibility was an issue. My husband hated to go in it because it is all black inside and he can't see anything. That is the way with all convertibles-decreased visibility. I truly hate to let this car go, but we bought a Prius yesterday, and I am thrilled, so is my husband, and so is my granddaughter. Last night I called my stylist's wife to see if she wanted to buy my car, which she had loved. Today, my beautician said he would buy it for his wife, who wanted it so much, but he had a new business and was not able to buy anything else."

4 people out of 7 found this review helpful

fantastic mileage for TDI!!

By on Sunday, August 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 174,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great mileage for tdi, fun to drive"

Cons: "no good cup holders, air vents not well positioned"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I just drove over 1000 kms and all that was on one tank. It's a much smoother drive compared to the 03 golf tdi. The only thing is the way the car feels on the road, you feel like your driving a wider vehicle than it really is so you will probably keep looking on the sideview mirrors to ensure you in the lane still. It's taking time to get used to that. if u get into an accident most of the time the insurance company will consider it totalled. so drive carefully... I luv the wide front and side windows. You enjoy the drive way more as you see way more!!! very comfortable drive. I would recommend it highly."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

great car

By on Thursday, August 14, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "fun to drive, good MPG, adorable, good quality"

Cons: "expensive repair costs."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I absolutely love my convertible 2003 bug, it is like my baby it has been a great car to learn to drive in as well as make it through my college career. However when it breaks down or has an issue I can only really take it to VW dealerships most other places do not want to touch a volkswagon because of it 1 being foreign and 2 they are apparently a more difficult car to work on so repairs tend to be higher priced than for a normal car. Other than paying for repairs I would absolutely buy this car again and recommend it to anyone."

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Advertisement

Why ads?
Trading in or Selling? Know where you stand with the most up-to-date Kelley Blue Book Value at your fingertips. See your car's value

Buying this car?