Thursday, September 27, 2012

The New New Beetle

I've never really known what to call VW's latest rendering of the classic image of the beetle. I can't call it "the beetle" because that will forever be the classic air cooled beetle. I can't call it "the new beetle" because well there already was one of those, and there is a big difference between the new beetle and the newest beetle. With this dilemma I have just started referring to them as "the new new beetle". Anyway if you will recall, at the Last Call VW show I went to it took place on a VW Dealership lot and they happened to have some new new beetles there. I took the opportunity to take a closer look at them. I am quite impressed with the redesign. The car is sporty but definatly illudes to its classic origins. The front seat is quite comfortable to sit in, It feels comfortable but not too big, which is something I prefer. I also noticed that the diesel gets around 40mpg, which isn't bad at all. Even with diesel a little more expensive you save a lot driving something that fuel efficeint.  I don't think you can ever recreate the original bug, but thumbs up to Volkswagen. They did a good job building a modern rendition of the old beetle. I think its a great car. It's styled well, comfortable, fuel efficient, and well priced at $19,795 for its base price. That's what I think, but what do you guys think of the new new bug? I would love to hear your comments.


  1. The New New Beetle? And the Old New Beetle, for that matter?
    Uncharacteristically for me, I suppose, I'll follow Thumper's father's advice:


  2. Yeah, there's a lot of mixed feelings on this car. Some like it some don't, thanks for your input!