2006 Volkswagen New Beetle
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- Get 42 M.P.G.s
- getting in AND Out I'm 6 - 1 tall
Purchased As Used
Bought it Nov. 13,2010 Had 45,000 mile's on .
Sure Diesel's $ 0.34 Higher With Winter Diesel Fuel I'm geting 41.8 M.P.G.
Have little Over 1,200 Mile's since I Bought it.
My Son has a 1998 VW Beetle TDI (Diesel) bought NEW.
has 235,000 Mile's on so far. Hasn't Touched to Engine so-Far...read morehide
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- Looks good
- Never had a car as unreliable as my 2006 TDI beetle
Purchased As New
Be afraid. Very afraid to buy a TDI beetle. The warranty has been virtually useless even tho we spent extra to have the bumper to bumper warranty. At 30,000 we needed a new engine. At 47,000 another $3000. in repairs to engine. Back in the shop with transmission troubles. They always find a reason that it is not warranty related. The first time they said I drove it into a lake and got water in the engine but it broke down on a dry day and the insurance company never could find any evidence of water damage. I repeat -- be careful!!!...read morehide
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- It doesn't get any better. The TDI gets about 1000 kms per tank and are super reliable BEST CAR EVER
- I can't afford to buy 2
I just love my Beetle TDI. It gets incredible mileage and has as nice sporty ride with ample head room, great feel (no squeaks or cheap parts)....it is really an OVER BUILT CAR. Great value for the price, especially if you find a MINT used one.
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- Great economy, good acceleration, and handles well
- Backseat head room suffers, no rear window wiper,
I love this car. I purchased the TDI with a manual transmission. It handles well and sips fuel. Shifting is easy. Reverse took a little getting used to. The rear seat headroom is uncomfortable for a 6' tall person. Visibility to the sides is just OK. I put curved outside stick on mirrors to solve that problem (minor). It is slow to warm up in the morning. In a cold climate you may wish to get the seat heaters. The fronts seats fold and slide forward for good access to the back. I generally keep the back seat folded down however to give me plenty of room for shopping stuff. Traction in the snow was excellent although the car sits low to the ground so ground clearance is very limited. In the 60's I drove a bug everywhere and when it got high centered we pushed it off. The new beetle will want to stay on the road. It is a city car. I didn't haggle for the car and bought it through COSTCO. The basic car was 17,300 and the TDI option added another 1000. I bought the dealer floor mats which are really heavy duty/...read morehide
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- I absolutely love my Bug ... plenty of power and I've gotten 50 mpg
- If this is your type of car .... NO Cons !
I have 5 other cars ranging from a BMW 325 convert to a Toyota Sienna Mini Van ... but my favorite is my 2006 New Beetle TDI
(Diesel) loaded with leather,XM,sunroof etc
I whiz down the freeways with plenty of power while getting as much as 50mpg
Easy to park, easy to own, and easy on the eye !
I plan to keep this vehicle for many many years to come.
and when gasoiine hit $3.00 plus per gallon ... even though the diesel price will increase ... I still get 600 miles plus to my tankful and when I fill up it's only 12 - 14 gallons NOT 25 - 20
I LOVE MY BUG !!!!!!!...read morehide
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- I love the lower gas bill compared to my last car and it's cute as a well, bug! Easy to park!
- The back seat is small and the trunk is even smaller.
I love my new car. I get compliments on it all the time. The salsa red is the perfect color. The heated seats are a great feature and the fabric is very easy to keep clean. It has handled very good in the rain and am interested to see how it does on ice. I love, love, love the aux. jack that easily plug into my ipod. It's so much easier than the fm trans. units you have to buy. The stero system isn't the best but works well enough for me. Plus, the 6 disc changer is a fun change when ipod is at home. Overall I'm very happy with this car. It's peppier than you think it will be although I've some trouble with the side seat lifter, to get into the back seat. It keeps popping off....read morehide
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- Fun to drive, plenty of positive comments, a real chick magnet.
Mine is a 2005 New Beetle TDI. I love this car. I only wish they would offer the convertible with the TDI engine. That would be the perfect Beetle- diesel practicality with the open air pleasure that only convertibles truly can provide. Until that happens you can't get me to give up my Beetle- not even at gunpoint!...read morehide
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- Interior room, fuel economy, suprising performance
- Road noise..
Bought this car for my wife with 7,000 on the clock - she loves it. Easy to park, snappy performer, and haven't seen this kind of economy since my '80 Audi. However, only the dog will get into the back seat - kind of like the old college telephone booth stuffing to put real people in it. But for one or two, this has to be the top of the heap.
The only problem we've had in 35,000 miles is the passenger seat release handle broke off. Replaced under warranty - otherwise totally touble free.......read morehide
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- Great fuel economy, 50 MPG every time
- Parts falls off, crappy cup holders, have to use a knob to recline seat
I have a 2001 TDI silver beetle. Every tank I get 50MPG, never fails. The 1.9 TDI has lots of power and using the cruise all the time, I end up moving up the hills faster that get the "little guys with their big trucks" ticked off, they always speed by on the way down. LOL! My arm rest broke at about 80,000 miles, and still can't find a junk yard with one; new ones would be over $200.! The drivers window works in the warm weather, but here comes winter and once again the window is starting to do the up and then down with one push. I have over 113,000 miles on my bug with no mechanical problems, but maintenance is very expensive. At times it irks me to see regular gas almost 50 cents a gallon less, which made me seriously think about getting a regular gas car with 30 mpg, but decided against it. Already promissed my granddaughter the bug when she can drive (in 13 years). LOL!!...read morehide
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- Of course the fuel economy, creature comforts, option 1 pkg. for cold season, sirus radio
- The ride can be rough at times (going over bumps), pick up and overall cost
Overall, I am very happy with my TDI. Believe it or not, I almost bought a Ford Fusion. The dealer sold both Volkswagens and Fords. I wanted to test drive a Volkswagen for a long time, and when the TDI came in, I got the opportunity to do so. The TDI's always sold very quickly and I was told by the dealer that one was coming that week. So I held off on the Ford (purchasing it) and I was the very first one to test drive the TDI Volkswagen! Needless to say, I was very impressed and bought it! It is silver and has a black interior. The driving experience is great -- hugs the road quite nicely. The interior is comfortable and provides all of the creature comforts one could want. I am presently having the mud flaps and the back spoiler installed. The only cons I would have against the overall purchase of the vehicle is the cost. When you add up option 1 package, tax and title, the cost easily gets to $25K. Obviously there are other good cars out there at that price, but when you weigh in the fact of the gas mileage for the TDI, it is a good buy. With the prices of gas constantly going up and down, it is a good feeling that you are getting 35 plus gas mileage to the gallon. Another con is that it rides rough over bumps (could have a better shock absorbing technology). The last con would be that for the price, you would think they would have standard mud flaps because dirt and rocks do pop up a lot on the road. People still give a nice glance to the Beetles, so there is still a great interest out there. Some people may laugh when they hear you bought a Volkswagen Beetle, but when they see how it looks, drives and feels, they are jealous. I give the Volkwagen Beetle two thumbs up!...read morehide
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