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2006 Volkswagen New Beetle

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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 1111 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

This car has been the best Bug ever!!

By on Monday, June 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 89,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Cons: "It's a standard"

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

"I have owned this car since 2003, it has been nothing but good minimal very minimal brake downs maybe once every 3 years if that. I bought it with 16k on it and now am looking for a newer one that is an automatic, I am tired of shifting after 11 years or I would keep it because it is still in very good shape and mechanical shape."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Good for a starter

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,800

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Fun to drive- good gas saver"

Cons: "malfunctions at older age and higher miles"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Bought this car and have loved it some problems but that's expected with the age,cup holder design is annoying but it's better than none,definitely a good used car for teenagers and young adults that don't have kid's,males should steer clear of the newer ones and especially the convertibles unless they like paying a fortune for insurance."

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

I will never buy a volkswagon again.

By on Sunday, June 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 288,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Expensive to fix"

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

"This car was a great first car! Until I put a little bit of miles on it. Granted every car has its wear and tear but once something falls apart.. everything falls apart. My gas tank flap wont open now due to an electrical problem which means the trunk, charger jack, and windows do not function properly either. The electrician told me I would be better off buying a new car rather than replacing it because its value isnt worth the repairs. This care is expensive in every aspect."

good gas milage, fun to drive, snappy little car,

By on Thursday, May 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "fun to drlive"

Cons: "expenslive to work on"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"lots of leg room, somewhat hard to get into, especially if you are like me and over weight. gas mileage is good"

7 people out of 10 found this review helpful

My new beetle is fun to drive

By on Saturday, May 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 120,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "fun to drive, looks real cute top up or down."

Cons: "It's a gas guzzler!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"It's fun to drive but it does cost me--$$$ Cuz it's a guzzler! Everyone makes comments to me about its economy. Little do they realize that it ain't the old beetle bug of yesteryear. Drive it in a fun way, and you'll be a frequent flyer at the gas pump too!"

4 people out of 9 found this review helpful

Do not buy!

By on Monday, April 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 235,000

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "Fun to drive"

Cons: "Cup holders, smells like crayons, unreliable"

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

"I have had this car for almost 2 years now and it has to be the most unreliable car I have ever driven. I can name very few things that we have not had to replace on it in the short amount of time that I have owned it. I hate my car and I am incredibly ready for a new one. As a college student, I need something that isn't going to break on my way home and cause and accident but I can not count on this car for that."

15 people out of 28 found this review helpful

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