The New Beetle is reduced to one, well equipped trim level. New features for 2009 include heated seats and washer nozzles, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and a leather handbrake cover.
The new trim level names are S and SE. Volkswagen has deleted fog lights, leather seating and rain-sensing wipers from all models, but has added a tire pressure monitoring system as standard equipment.
Iconic convertibles seem to be making a comeback, and there is no ragtop more iconic than the VW Beetle. The
2010 Volkswagen New BeetleConvertible makes a great looking drop-top and offers the power, safety and comfort that was, obviously, not part of the first-generation Bug. The engine is up front, as are the drive wheels, but with the top retracted the feel from behind the wheel is very much just like old times. Stereotypes aside, the New Beetle
convertible is one of the few practical drop tops that can be enjoyed by anyone with a modest budget and a love of fresh air. A word of warning: if you want one you'd better move quick, because VW has announced this will be the final year for the New Beetle Convertible and its replacement is uncertain.
"I've had this car since 2007, with 5700 miles - so there was a previous owner. Until last year it was the perfect ride. No issues whatsoever, except for one within 3 months of purchase which can only be accounted to previous owner negligence, had needed only your basic routine maintenance. Was in an accident 02/2006, and since have been going downhill since. Not really sure they are still related to the accident. The tail lights and break lights have been replaced since then every month, and other little things. The worst part is that there items can not be changed by the customer, they have to be done by a trained professional and most shops do not like to work on VW's, too much trouble. All of these little repairs have averaged $300 per visit, my cost after warranty covered work, but these have happened every 3 months. 6 visits x $300 = $1800 ;-("
"I just got this car in February and have been to the shop 2 or 3 times. Most we're very minor issues but one happened to be that my AC went out right as the Texas summer began.....$450 later my AC is working great. (which is expected with an older car) Awesome car, I plan on have multiple bugs in the future!"
"The only thing I enjoyed about this vehicle was that it was 'Turbo' and the interior. Otherwise, this was the worst car ever. I owned it for 11 months and I was so fed up I had to sell it. I had 16 "Check Engine" lights for 9 different problems. I was constantly replacing sensors, fixing tubes or taking it to the mechanic. The inside was cheaply made, as everything broke easily or wore out. And mind you- it was one of the higher-end models. I enjoyed the leather- but it was after-market, since the sunroof leaked. I wouldn't recommend this car to anyone- unless you enjoy fixing things and wasting your money."