2006 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
There are 8 user reviews for the 2.5L PZEV trim shown below
- Trendy;eye catching;esy to park
- Only fair gas mileage; poor oil consumption;cheap switches and latches
Lost the water pump at 43000 miles. Exterior mirror switch broke; brake light switch went out; Lost the a/c at 55000 miles; console lid latch broke; Got stuck in park. Dealer at Clear Lake VW in Houston replaced some part for $800. Car uses a quart of oil every 1000 miles. Car is junk and I'll never have another one....read morehide
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- Eye-Catching, Easy to clean, basically the love of my life!
- Somewhat noisy while top is up on freeway
My husband bought me this car when he came home from Iraq and it has been a great car for me! I do however notice the small electrical problems that some other people have. This car is entirely based on battery power: the doors, to put the top down, and everything, so you can imagine the problems with that. I left my car sitting for 3 days without driving it, and the battery went dead, but of course with all the automatic features the battery has some wear. I also had a problem with my right blinker it would blink very very fast, faster than the left one, but my blinker light wasnt out or anything. Just one of those random problems. Luckily my dad is a WHIZ with the cars so if i ever had a problem he would have it done by that night ready for me to take it to school the next morning.
Overall the car of every young girls dreams! If you are between the ages of 16-29 this car is for you, if you are older...you look silly in them! haha But they really are a FUN easy car to drive, even my father likes to drive it, it's easy to handle!...read morehide
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it is a good car and if you are 18 20 25 you will like it has you like your cell phone
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- good fuel economy
- ride is rough
insurance is expensive but I love the carits so cute and all the guys look at me when I drive it
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- Fun to drive, good fuel milage
- Had it four years and been in the shop 6 times for the same problem.
Bought the 02 beetle in Aug 01, went to the shop two weeks later for a ABS problem. been in the shop 6 times for the air bag light that will not stay off, the shift disengage would not work, the air conditioner had to be total replaced at one year old, the moon roof will not open, the drivers side window will go all the way down then close. This car has severe electrical problems. It's been sitting for over 8 months because I refuse to have anything else fixed. But it's paid off as of this month. The service at the dealership is way below par, they could care less. I will never buy another VW product again and I tell EVERYONE who asks "how do you like your bug?" Mine is lemon yellow and is true to it's color. Made 4:30 pm on a friday afternoon!!...read morehide
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- AWESOME! What can't I say? With style-personality-power-fuel economy. I'm a Bettle lover for life!
- Come on! You gotta be kiddin' me, right? (o;
This is my first VW and since the time I could say the word "convertible", I have wanted one and now I am hooked for life! My 1st love back in the 90's was the VW Cabrio, but I never quite achieved ownership... but oh man, THANK GOD I HAD TO WAIT!!! THIS is the car of my dreams! Forget Mercedes, BMW and all the rest of the "luxury" cars, THIS is 'my' little Bentley (lol). I can't STOP the compliments from coming! This car is sooooooo underestimated and even after 2200 miles in under a month of ownership, I still can't stay out of it. I always just want to keep going and going and going. I even have to catch myself sometimes because the ride is so smooth and the drive so quiet with the top down, (especially at night) I forget I am in my car and sometimes feel like I am home on the sofa listening to some tunes and start to doze...(oops on me, I snap out of it though) (o; This little baby is a powerhouse! with 150hp and 2.5L engine, I would have NEVER thought that it had that much 'get up and go'. It's so funny to hear former bug owners glory stories and still assume that (1) the engine is still in the trunk-lol (2) and that they have like NO umph. Once I pull off THEN they are convinced. I do have to admit though, one of the quirky, cute little things I enjoy most about the car are the ultra cool red and blue dash lights that spot light my little signature vase bouquet just right at night. (o; The amenities are unbelievable, the comforts are fabulous, great sound system, fuel economy that makes the SUV owners I run into cringe, and style that catches EVERYONES eyes and NOT just the 'car enthusiast'. Most people don't even believe it's a Volkwagen! (lol) Most times I feel like I am at a car show because I have become such an expert on the specs. I LOVE IT! Thank you 06' VW Bettle for making my convertible wishes come true.... I LOVE YOU 'CREAM DREAM'!!! xoxox...read morehide
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- if you haven't driven a VW BUG lately...you are missing the best fun car on the streets
wonderful on short and long trips....if you drive one , bet you'll buy it!
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- Distinctive appearance, versatility of a convertible, comfortable, ergonomic
- None found
I bought this convertible for the following reasons; distinctive appearance, ergonomic design, comfort and versatility of a convertible. I use this car to go away from the city with my wife on long trips and just spend weekends enjoying nature and sunshine. Me and my wife just love to drive in around and use the Mercedes on the weekdays. It's also sold with a solar energy cell to charge the battery when the stereo is used on the beach!...read morehide
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