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!"
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."
"I bought my convertible Beetle used nearly five years ago, as a certified used vehicle. I love this little car as much now as I did the day I bought it! I've traveled back & forth across the U.S. many times in the past five years without a single issue EVER. I have a small business (which is the reason for the cross-country travel) and constantly amaze people with the amount of product I can pack into this little jewel!
The only "problem" I've ever had with this car was the volume knob on the radio started acting up - I took it to the dealer, the radio was promptly replaced, and the car's been good as new ever since.
I'm meticulous about keeping the maintenance done and I'm a fairly conservative driver - I drive fast on the highway but don't tailgate and don't ride the brakes - with the maintenance kept up and the lack of abuse this car is like new inside & out.
When I don't have the car packed with product, and the weather's nice, it is pure joy to ride with the top down. Gas mileage is always very good (averages 30 mph overall) and the reliability is immeasurable to me.
The only thing that would convince me to get ride of this car is the opportunity to upgrade to the new generation convertible Beetle - LOVE the new look even more than my Blondie's look!"
"love this car, not sure what I will replace it with when I have to let it go. has been completely reliable, comfortable, affordable and efficient. love the heated seats, sun roof and spaciousness of the interior."